streda, 15. augusta 2012

PRAGUE




My dear friends I’ll give you a break for a 3 days. Tomorrow is starting my business trip to Prague


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Almost in the centre of the Czech Land Prague Castle, looking more like a fortified settlement than a medieval castle was founded by the Přemyslids in the 9th. century. One by one, under its protection, each of the Prague towns were established and grew. Prague flourished during the reign of Charles IV, and the Jagellon reign of the Gothic period enriched it further. Prague gained fame for its Baroque period architecture, changing the character of a town which until then had been predominantly Gothic



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"The Lesser Town of Prague"
(Malá Strana)


Charles' bridge
- As early as 1170 the both sides of the Vltava river were connected by so called bridge of Judith which lasted till 1342 when it was destroyed by high water. The new bridge was established by the emperor Charles IV in 1357, the work of 16 arcs was built by smelting house of St. Wenceslaus under the direction of Peter Parléř and it was completed during the life of the founder. During 1683 - 1720 the major sculptors of Czech Baroque decorated the bridge by thirty statues
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National Museum.

The main Prague square, St. Wenceslaus square, is dominated by a monumental Neo-Renaissance building of the National Museum built during 1885 - 1890. The building has a closed oblong shape with two internal yards separated from each other by a transversal wing with a stairway hall. The theme of the inner decoration is connected with the national program

 
Statue of Saint Wenceslaus
               at Wenceslaus square in Prague

1 komentár:

  1. mrthree wrote on Mar 12, '09
    Wow! Viera, you have done an excellent job here of presenting Prague. I will send my friends here to read this instead of blogging about it again myself. Yes, very good job! Three

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