Prague Castle

Prague Castle
Prague Castle

The Prague Castle, sitting atop a hill overlooking the Vtava River, is the largest ancient castle in the world.  Construction began in the 9th century.  Modified several times over the centuries, the current version was “completed” in the 13th century.  The Prague Castle is the seat of the current Czech Republic government.

Other famous landmarks in this photo are St. Vitus Cathedral, a classic example of Gothic architecture completed in 1344 (upper left, inside the castle walls), and the St Charles Bridge in the foreground.  The St Charles Bridge is fondly called the New Bridge because reconstruction of the previous bridge began in 1357.

This is a new version of an old photo taken in 2009; I’ve replaced the original boring cloudless sky with a more interesting one.

Thought for the Day:  Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the  field among the harvesters.                                                                                              Czech Proverb

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