Prague Diary: Charles Bridge: Where the saints guide you...

An evening on Charles Bridge

One of the most interesting places in the world to me is the wonderful Charles Bridge in Prague. Karluv Most or the Charles Bridge is the most famous landmark in the city of Prague, Czech Republic . Arguably one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, the Charles Bridge has been in some sort of existence since 1357. It is a foot bridge now adorned on both sides with statues of saints. On an average evening it is crowded with throngs of visitors. It connects the Old Town to the Lesser Town over the river Vltava, known for its bad temper.

The shot above from one such evening when the sun and clouds were particularly cooperative and the saint (cannot remember the name) seemed to guide you on to the bridge.

I spent quite a lot of time just watching people come and go and I was often reminded of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S. Eliot (1888–1965).

"In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo"

and the shot below seems to bring to light the same emotion (hopefully).

come and go