[Photo Journal] Charles Bridge in Praha

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Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Charles Bridge in Praha

Prague is known for its Charles Bridge (among other things), and rightfully so. There is a distinct sense of having gone back in time as one walks down that bridge.

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There is ancient magic that seems to have been woven into the cobblestones and the sculptures that must have witnessed so many people over the years walking through this same bridge with their hopes and dreams.

According to Wikipedia: “The Charles Bridge is an historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342.”

We have been warned though to make sure we hold our belongings quite closely since there are supposedly a lot of pickpockets in this area, which is often crowded with so many tourists from around the world.

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“Prague. Praha. The name actually meant “threshold”. Pollina had said the city was a portal between the life of the good and … the other. A city of dark magic, Alessandro had called it.”
― Magnus Flyte, City of Dark Magic

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It was through this odor that he saw the museums and discovered the mystery and the profusion of baroque genius which filled Prague with its gold magnificence. The altars, which glowed softly in the darkness, seemed borrowed from the coppery sky, the misty sunlight so frequent over the city.
― Albert Camus, A Happy Death

This was a photo taken by my daughter. I love how busy it is – she managed to capture the living and breathing spirit of this part of the city, filled with ancient magic and secrets.

1 Comment on [Photo Journal] Charles Bridge in Praha

  1. That’s really cool! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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