Photographer's Note

Last weekend myself and fellow TE contributor Vic Chapman (VeeJayCee) went on a visit to Prague in the Czech Republic, The first day we arrived the weather was good for photography but the remaining two days were overcast, but we still managed to get some decent captures, this shot was on the first day and was taken from the famous Charles Bridge ..

P/P done in Capture NX and CS2 ..curves and sharpening only

Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle complex in Europe and the ancient seat of Czech kings throughout the ages
The Prague Castle complex consists of the following: Saint Vitus Cathedral (Prague's most recognisable landmark), St. George's Basilica, several palaces, a monastery, galleries, viewing towers,

The first known building on the site of Prague Castle was erected in the 9th century. In the 12th century this was replaced by a Romanesque palace, and in the 14th century, under the reign of Charles IV, it was rebuilt in the Gothic style. A further reconstruction of the Royal Palace then took place under the Jagellons at the end of the 15th century. The builder, Benedikt Rejt, also added the now famous Vladislav Hall.
Following a large fire in 1541, Prague Castle underwent further works during the 16th century. The Spanish Hall was added during the reign of Rudolf II and final alterations were made by Empress Maria Theresa, under the direction of the celebrated architect M. Pacassi.
After World War I, the interior and gardens of Prague Castle were renovated by the architect J. Plecnik.
Today, Prague Castle is the seat of the President of the Czech Republic and serves as the historical and political centre for both city and state.

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