Photographer's Note

One in a series of pictures taken on a visit to Prague in October 2002.

There has been so much written about Prague here on TE and elsewhere that I do not intend to add to it. Those who are interested may visit this link, which relates to a Wikipedea article on the history of the city.

No, not a picture of the Charles Bridge, which must be one of the most photographed bridges in the world. Instead, a close-up on the Čechův Bridge, which was built in 1908 and is the only iron arched bridge in Prague. Four of the bridge’s statues, sculpted by Antonín Popp, are perched atop 17-meter columns and are visible from afar. A pair of the sculptures seen here facing against the current of the Vltava represent fire bearers. A second pair, looking in the direction of the current, are six-headed hydras bearing the symbol of Prague.

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