The Charles Bridge was first constructed in 1357 by Charles IV, crossing the Vitava River. The bridge was a necessary connection between the Castle and Old Town of the city.
There was a restaurant a block down from our hostel called Bohemia Bagels. Since I’m a huge fan of bagels and haven’t touched one since January, it only seemed right to go there. Oh and they had pancakes too. Needless to say, I got my fill of breakfast foods I have missed!
Since we had seen the majority of things the previous day, we aimlessly wandered around the Jewish Quarter, Old Town Square, and the Lesser Quarter. We went by a famous wall nick named the “Lennon Wall” because of it’s John Lennon inspired graffiti and Beatles’ lyrics, but it is basically a wall where anyone can write or paint on.
From there, we were on the hunt for a weird looking building that had a blackish facade that we had seen from the Castle yesterday. Our hunt led us into the Czech Parliament building a few blocks from the hostel where there was a small garden along with the building we were looking for.
As you can see, the style of the building was to mimic a liquid or material cooling as it dripped, which was supposed to give it a mix of artificial and natural qualities. Many people still find it mysterious and confusing, as did the four of us!
Later that night,I went back across the Charles Bridge to try and get some night shots. Without a tripod, I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I went for it and took some exposures by putting my camera on a wall or bench. A couple came out looking mediocre (see below).
We got to bed early so we could get up for our flight to Venice early the next morning!Tags: Prague, Saturday