Charles Bridge is a historically significant bridge over the Vltava River in Prague. It connects Prague’s Old Town with the Lesser Town. It is the oldest preserved bridge over the Vltava River and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe. The foundation stone of Charles Bridge was laid in 1357 by Emperor Charles IV. The coronation route of the Czech kings led across the bridge. It is one of the Czech Republic’s national cultural monuments.
Sculptures of saints and patrons were gradually erected above the bridge pillars. These are mainly in the Baroque style. Probably the best known is the bronze statue of St. John of Nepomuk, who fell from Charles Bridge in 1393 and was drowned in the Vltava.
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- Camera: ILCA-77M2
- Focal length: 50mm
- Aperture: ƒ/11
- Shutter speed: 1/90s
- ISO: 160
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