Prague ~ Charles Bridge aka Karluv Most

Sunday June 1st ~ Prague, Czech Republic

The beautiful streets of Prague

The beautiful streets of Prague

It was time to get out and do some more walking.  Heading in the direction of the river, we wandered aimlessly.  I knew I wanted to walk across Charles Bridge.  A Gothic masterpiece and another UNESCO World Heritage Site, it connects the Old Town with Lesser Town.  We decided that if we got lost, it was OK.

Walking on the Charles Bridge

Walking on the Charles Bridge

The bridge itself is crowded, especially on a sunny Sunday afternoon.  Paintings, jewelry, handicraft items are offered for sale along the way.  We found a miniature painting that we decided would be fun to hang in our kitchen and purchased it.  Finding room in our already stressed luggage will be the next challenge.

We took our time as we slowly strolled along.  It felt great to not have any time constraints or other obligations.  We could stand at the railing and take in the scenery, gaze at the other bridges, watch boats on the river.  Couples walked holding hands.  A film crew hustled past the crowd.  I wondered if they were chasing Kim and Kanye who were rumored to be on their honeymoon here this weekend.

A group called “Bridge Band” performed while we crossed in one direction.  A duet sang to us when we made our return journey.

Huge statues are mounted along both sides of the bridge on the railing.  Although against the law to climb on them, one became a perfect backdrop for this youngsters photo.

Touched for good luck or to say a prayer

Touched for good luck or to say a prayer

One of the entry gates

One of the two entry gates into the Lesser Town section

Our lunch stop for schnitzel and red cabbage

Our lunch stop for schnitzel and red cabbage

While in the Lesser Quarter section of the city we enjoyed lunch and checked out St Nicholas Church, the most famous Baroque church in Prague, before walking back across the bridge to the Old Town Section.

View from the Charles Bridge

View from Charles Bridge

All dressed up and having fun

All dressed up and having fun

One beautiful building after another

One beautiful building after another

Glass faces in a shop window

Glass faces in a shop window

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I believe that Prague is now officially my favorite large city.  Ashland, Oregon is still my favorite small town.  What is your favorite city, large or small?  

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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4 Responses to Prague ~ Charles Bridge aka Karluv Most

  1. Mike Alesko says:

    Favorite city? Wow, an interesting question, because to me it’s more than just the physical beauty of the city. I’ve seen amazing cities in Europe and elsewhere. But Portland, where I live, is probably my favorite because of all the abundance it has provided me on many levels as a place to live, work, play, and raise my kids. I will also always have the fondest of memories of Pavia, Italy, where I spent my junior year of college.

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    • Mike, you are so right, there is a LOT more to what makes a city fabulous than just its physical beauty of course. Those special times, places, and memories is probably why Ashland has remained on my favorite list for years. I think about the physical beauty of Lithia Park when the flowers bloom in the spring and when the leaves turn in the fall. About the architecture and diversity of Main Street, the intellectual stimulation of the Shakespearean theater, the wonderful healthy restaurants, the freedom of expression and openness of many of the longtime residents. It all goes into the equation. But for now, Prague has certainly won my heart and I look forward to getting to know her better. We are kind of in that honeymoon phase…

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  2. carrie bland miller says:

    my roots are in that fair city…hopefully that town!! it is beautiful; thks for the insight!!

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