Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Prague, My View # 18

Hi folks,

Back in Prague and today another trip on the Metro which was our main form of transportation.

All the stations were very clean and tidy, this was about 10am after the rush hour.

Signage was very good and we found our way about with ease although Sue didn't like the fast escalators.

Up the escalator and out into the daylight and my first task of the day, climbing this tower. you may notice the blue chairs, these were all around Prague advertising and exhibition. The Tower was a form of defence in the 15th century holding troops to protect the river the Cathedral and Castle on the other side. 

At the top after a caught my breath I looked down on Charles Bridge with it's traders plying there wares under the watchful eye of the Saints dotted all along either side.

Looking across the river and up the hill with St.Vitus and the Castle proudly sitting on the top.

Have a close look below and you will see a custom carried out on the bridge. The idea is to touch the statues and get luck from the Saints as the lady in black is doing.

Looking back into the city you will see the top of a church in the foreground with statues, that's our next port of call. The city has it is estimated a 1000 spires stretching into the distance.

Halfway down the tower was a room once housing soldiers to guard the city and another jewel in the crown of Prague, this fantastic ceiling

And the ornate door as you left.

Right, time for a drink, thanks for looking, Mike

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