Life runs in a narrow path to balancing act, convincing tact, and satisfying fact~
The irony of the human condition is that it is the narrow gate to life. Few find it because they are too fearful to look ~
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field ~ Niels Bohr
Charles Bridge is a 14th century bridge linking the two sides of Prague, across the Vltava river. One fine morning in April we decided to take an early morning walk to watch sunrise over the famous Charles bridge.
The shot was taken at 5:29 am from the hotel window.
The last image was taken at 5:55.
This post is inspired by Jo’s Monday Walk theme.
For lens artists photo challenge I am presenting images showing various shades of blue.
I could not resist using the next image again for the colour blue in this reflection.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
For Becca’s Nurturing Thursday!
Some trees from past for this week’s Sunday trees
One can spend a day walking and enjoying architecture and colour schemes on various buildings in Prague.
My first entry for this week’s Photo Challenge
Whole day this place is full of tourists and locals. Sometimes rather overcrowded.
Also this is one the favourite spots among photographers in Prague. Easy to find professional and non-professionals during dawn and dusk. You find people waiting with/without tripods to capture that perfect moment.
The Charles Bridge is a 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. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge or the Prague Bridge but has been the “Charles Bridge” since 1870. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town and adjacent areas. This “solid-land” connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.
The bridge is 621 metres (2,037 ft) long and nearly 10 metres (33 ft) wide, following the example of the Stone Bridge in Regensburg, it was built as a bow bridge with 16 arches shielded by ice guards. It is protected by three bridge towers, two of them on the Lesser Quarter side and the third one on the Old Town side. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, originally erected around 1700 but now all replaced by replicas.