Most photos from Prague are taken from exactly the opposite site of the river. The place from which I took this photo however is rarely visited by tourists. A missed opportunity, just like most photographers pack up their stuff as soon as the blue hour finished – but why?
I must admit, recently I fell for the temptation of the blue hour myself. But some places look breathtaking even in total darkness. Luckily I found still some unedited photos from my last trip to Prague, so that I could try my editing skills on another night scene. Once again that was so much fun that in the next weeks I will spend more time on long nights outside with my cam… and I can’t wait to go back to Prague next month!
This photo shows the Charles Bridge in Prague, with the guard tower on the side of the historic old town. It’s the old, traditional way to get from the royal side of the city to the civil old town.
The Charles Bridge in Prague is a 14th-century Gothic bridge that spans the Vltava River. It connects the Old Town of Prague with the Lesser Town, also known as Malá Strana. It is the oldest bridge in Prague and has a rich history.
The Charles Bridge is famous for its Baroque statues that line the bridge. There are 30 statues in total, with some dating back to the 17th century. The statues depict various saints and patron saints of the Czech lands. One of the most famous statues is that of St. John of Nepomuk, which is said to bring good luck to those who touch it.
The guard tower seen in the photo is called the Old Town Bridge Tower. It was built in the 14th century as part of the original fortifications of the Charles Bridge. It is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Prague and has a unique Gothic design.
Visitors to Prague often flock to the Charles Bridge, but the area on the other side of the river is often overlooked. This area is known as the Prague Castle complex, and it is home to many historic buildings, including St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Royal Palace.