Saturday, March 31, 2007

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Vltava River and Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
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My husband and I were in Prague last weekend to run a half-marathon (13.1 miles or 21.1 km). You can read my half-marathon report here. The day before the race, we wanted to stay off our feet as much as possible, so we took a cruise along the Vltava River, the river that runs through Prague. One of Prague's famous landmarks is the Charles Bridge, a footbridge decorated with many beautiful sculptures. The construction of the Charles Bridge started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and it was completed at the beginning of 15th century.

23 comments:

pelf said...

The bridge looks sooo ancient yet beautiful ):

Gattina said...

How lucky you were to see Prague ! It's a beautiful picture !

coonie said...

Great picture

Write From Karen said...

That sounds so romantic! A slow, leisurely ride with your sweetheart. What a nice memory.

Enjoy the weekend!

Hootin'Anni said...

Interesting history you've shared with us....great photo.

My water is posted

amy said...

that looks like it has seen a lot of history

SJ said...

Beautiful! I would love to visit Prague. Have a great weekend!

PastorMac's Ann said...

What a terrific way to prepare for the race! Wonderful photo. Must have been even better in person. Nice choice for The Hunt.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a beautiful bridge. I agree with Karen, it looks very romantic. Thanks for sharing.

srp said...

Oh yes... where there are bridges, there is most often times water. I have only seen a few bridges that cross over railroad yards or other such things. Very nice.

pat said...

Great photo - what a beautiful bridge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Jamie said...

How fortunate you were to take such a trip. The bridge is beautiful.

Deb said...

Such a rich history...imagine the work that went into building it. It's quite amazing!

Sue said...

That bridge is beautiful.

Thanks for visiting.

Sanni said...

Prague is such a beautiful place to spend a weekend! Great photo, Caylynn. I´m glad you´re back =)

GEWELS said...

Prague is very high on my must visit list. Great shot, how'ld you do in the marathon? How bad could it be in a beautiful city such as that, anyway.
Thanks for visiting.
Happy hunting!

Jose said...

This picture reminded me of the London Bridge here in Lake Havazu, Arizona.
Lakes are such inviting places.

Jenny said...

Caylynn-You made me laugh...staying off of your feet the day before the marathon. I'd have chosen to stay off my feet the day of the marathon:)

Biker Betty said...

Wow, that's a very old bridge. Thanks for the brief history behind it. Very nice photo of it. Have a nice weekend.

Stine said...

Prague is a Must- See! Thanks for the visit...

Lynn said...

This looks beautiful. Sigh. I want to visit Prague someda.

Vader's Mom said...

Wow! That's pretty.

Sanni said...

Frohe Ostern to you and yours, Caylynn!

xoXOxo,
Sanni-Bunny