Returning to Prague in the early spring
of 2007, I had a chance to once again enjoy the hospitality of this most
beautiful of cities. I had described it as a Disneyland that was actually
a leaving, breathing town. Preserved almost intact during both world wars,
it is a preserved remnant of European grandeur.
The grace of the buildings and the
style of the architecture are the truly stunning things to see around Prague.
Reminders of hundreds of years of design,
they provide eye candy for the visitor around every corner.
Near the Charles bridge, the
green dome of St. Francis church arches into the sky above statues of past
kings and the holy family. The church was once a monastery for the crusading
Knights of the Cross with the Red Star, and the statue is of the king Charles
Memorials to Prague's rulers are set into
the Old Town bridge tower (which dates from the late 1300s).
Lonely sentinels guard the waters
of the Vlatava River that bisects the city
The river has been the center of events
throughout Prague's history. St. John Nepomuk's tortured body was thrown
from the bridge in 1393. People rub the falling figure for luck, which
does quite a good job of polishing it!.
The waters are still part of the lifeblood
of modern day commerce and tourism
and make a great place for a picnic!
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