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Prague, Czech Republic
November 16, 2009
Belfast, United Kingdom
January 1, 2007
From journal Prague - Perfect for a Getaway with Girls
August 28, 2006
From journal Christmas in Prague
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
July 28, 2006
From journal Prague Bits and Pieces
June 21, 2006
From journal Weekend in Prague
September 5, 2005
From journal Prague, Czech Republic
by Taylor Shelby
Charleston, South Carolina
February 15, 2005
It was still crowded, perhaps more so, but I had grown a foot and a half and could see the beauty I had not recognized before. I happened upon it at a wonderful time - sunset. The sun was spilling over the old hill, illuminating the many statues of saints and kings, like god himself calling them home. I did not even realize I had stopped, gaping at the sight, until a small Japanese woman crashed into the back of me. We were both startled, and I quickly came to my senses.
Walking down this ancient bridge, a tactile link to a world long gone, is an experience I will never forget. There was music coming from all directions. Some notes came from traditional Czech folk songs, playing along to a woman giving a puppet show with the ubiquitous marionettes that are on every (touristy) corner. Others were the strains of classic rock and new techno that artists and artisans were listening to as they sold a great variety of art, crafts, and kitsch. Fighting the crowds, I vowed to find a time when I would have the bridge to myself.
Two days later, I heaved myself out of bed at 5am, determined to take the perfect picture of the bridge. After catching the very first subway run of the day, I found the bridge shrouded in beautiful, impossibly picturesque mists. I did not have it all to myself. There were a number of ducks and a few other photographers vying for the perfect shot, but I felt I could happily share the bridge with them. And, of course, the solemn statues lending their gazes to the morning.
Walking back to the subway, certain I had photographic gold in my camera, I realized that both the bridge scenes- foggy and empty, and glowing and crowded - could coexist on one ancient, glorious bridge.
From journal My Heart, My Prague
London, United Kingdom
April 13, 2004
From journal Birthday Break in Prague
February 13, 2003
From journal Praga Caput Regni
New York, New York
March 10, 2006
From journal A Chilly Winter Day in Prague