Friday, September 5, 2008

Prague, Czech Republic (03).

I dont have a tendency to include more than one card per post, but since i received these from the same person and they show the same bridges, thats why i decided to include them into one...



these cards are sent from Lucie from the Czech Republic...the card above was requested for a swap, but the one below is sent as a RAS coz she had seen it in my wish list and she thought i may need some cheering up coz of what i had written under the 'mood section'...thank you Lucie...it DID indeed cheer me up a lot...I LOVE this card...the colours make it just sooooo magnificent!!



Prague is famous for many things and one of them are the numerous bridges....the ones on the card show the bridges over the river Vltava, and the most famous one is Charles' Bridge (the second one from the front)

The Charles' Bridge (Karlov Most) construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau), the Charles Bridge used to be the most important connection between the Old Town, Prague Castle, and adjacent areas until 1841. Also this 'solid-land' connection made Prague important as a trade route between east and west Europe. The bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or the Prague Bridge (Pražský most) but has been the "Charles Bridge" since 1870.

2 comments:

angloko said...

wow... nice card...;p

Gone with postcrads said...

I like Prague and the bridges seem also very beautiful. they are just over the same river!
I'd like to swap with you, if possible. Please contact me via email: wangjiayimike@sina.com