0 Likes

Charles Bridge at sunset, Prague
Prague
Copyright: Zoran strajin
Typ: Spherical
Resolution: 12032x6016
Uppladdad: 08/07/2011
Uppdaterad: 29/08/2014
Visningar:

...


Tags: charles bridge; prague; bridge; vltava; river; boat; czech republic; czech
comments powered by Disqus

Zoran Strajin
Karl's Bridge by Night - Prague
Petr Prager
Praha, Karlův most
Jan Ometak
Prague Charles Bridge
Jeffrey Martin
the Tower at Charles Bridge, Old Town
Jeffrey Martin
the Tower at Charles Bridge, Old Town
Michal Kowalski
Křížovnické náměstí
Jeffrey Martin
The Old Statues
Jeffrey Martin
The Medieval Crane
Jeffrey Martin
The Medieval Crane - 2
Jeffrey Martin
The Medieval Crane - 3
Ahmet Emin Zırh
Muzeum Karlova Mostu
Georgios Kosmas
Prague - Charles Bridge
wongchichuen
West Kowloon (尖沙咀海運停車場西九方向), Ocean Terminal Parking, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK
John Wood
Circus Room at the Tinkertown Museum
Four Sides Media
Upper Lake, Kananaskis, Alberta
njohn
Dragon Boat Workshop Tai O 大澳龍舟作坊
benjamin-suzanne
Le Quai Debilly
Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt
Airplane wreckage Iceland
Sam Rohn
9/11 Memorial Plaza and 1 World Trade Center
Daniel Christaldi
St Nicholas Abbey - warehouse
Andre de Molenaar
Bonaire Hawksbill Turtle at the Cliff
Andrea Biffi
Gare d'Oran
Michael Maniezzo
Inside Savior on the Spilled Blood St Petersburg Russia
Marcio Cabral
Laguna de Los Tres at Moon Rising
Zoran Strajin
Entrance to the Tomb of Blessed Virgin Mary - Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
St Catherine Church, Bethlehem
Zoran Strajin
Adina Plastelina, Jaffo, Israel
Zoran Strajin
Souvenirs Factory, Bethlehem
Zoran Strajin
Ein Karem - Church of the Visitation, Israel
Zoran Strajin
Hopovo Monastery, Fruska Gora, Serbia
Zoran Strajin
Outside of the Name of St. Mary Church, Novi Sad - [sns-hdr]
Zoran Strajin
Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross, Jerusalem
Zoran Strajin
St. Peter's Church, Vienna [done with SNS-HDR]
Zoran Strajin
Haifa beaches at sunset, Kiryat Yam area, Israel
Zoran Strajin
Pestseule Monument (Baroque Plaque Column) on Graben Strasse, Vienna
Zoran Strajin
HH - Terrace by the Night, Old City, Jerusalem
Mer om Prague

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has long attracted artists and wandering spirits, although it was originally inhabited by prehistoric fish. Their inland sea filled the basin contained by the Tatras and Carpathian mountains, but when it eventually dried up they were forced to yield the terrain to dinosaurs, wooly mammoths and Neanderthals.     In human times the Celtic tribes came to reside here, leaving remains dating back to the 4th Century B.C.  Their tribal name, Boii, gives the root of the word "Bohemia".  The three separate territories of Bohemia, Silesia and Moravia now make up the modern Czech Republic, which split from Slovakia in the 1993 "Velvet Divorce."     Thanks to its enigmatic founder, the city of Prague derives a magnetic appeal for visionaries, scientists and astronomers.  The historical figure credited with the launch of Prague is Princess Libuse, a visionary prophet and warrior who once stood atop the hill at Vysehrad and made the prophecy as follows,     "I see a vast city, whose glory will touch the stars!"     This indeed came to pass after she took Otokar Premysl to be her husband and King, launching the Premyslid dynasty, and leaving it to rule for the first four hundred years of Czech history.  When the last Premyslid king, Wenceslas III, died without producing a male heir, the fourteen year-old John of Luxembourg came to take the throne of the Czech lands.     Hot-headed John died in battle, but his diplomatic son Charles IV inherited the throne and, through keen multi-lingual savvy, managed to both keep it and earn the title "Father of the Czech Nation."     Charles IV was the first of the Holy Roman Emperors here; he ruled during the height of Prague's elegance and splendour. This is the man to know if you want to understand Prague's layout.  He sponsored the construction of such landmarks as the Charles Bridge, the Hunger Wall and St. Vitus' Cathedral, as well as personally designing the neighborhood called New Town (Nove Mesto) which has for its center Karlovo Namesti or Charles Square.     The city displays every branch of architecture across the last thousand years, including Cubism, a style which you will be hard-pressed to find applied to buildings anywhere else in the world.  Beyond the stunning visual makeup of the city, there is a wealth of nightlife and entertainment, beginning with the legendary concert halls including the Rudolfinum, National Theater, Estates Theater and the Municipal House.     After investigating the Castle and Bridge, which are the most heavily-trafficked tourist areas, take a look around Zizkov and Letna, two of the cooler neighborhoods for bars and restaurants.     However quiet it may seem after ten PM, Prague is alive and throbbing in an endless array of basement bars, pubs, clubs, discos and pool halls waiting to be discovered by the intrepid subterranean adventurer.  To get an idea of what lies in store, check out the panoramas for Chateau and Palac Akropolis and when you're out and about, make sure you look for the stairs down to the cellar.      Apart from shopping, eating, drinking and wearing out your digital camera, delve into the rich green carpet of Prague's parks, many of which lie only walking-minutes from the city center.Text by Steve Smith.