Sunday June 1st ~ Prague, Czech Republic
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.
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.
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.
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I believe that Prague is now officially my favorite large city. Ashland, Oregon is still my favorite small town.