Diary in Google Translate Retrospect 1995 Prague (3) Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge over the Vltava River in Prague began its construction in 1357 under the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (also Charles I of Bohemia) and was completed in 1402 under the reign of Wenceslas IV. It is a huge bridge with a length of 515.7 meters and a width of 9.5 meters.


Even though building a mighty bridge for a long period of time is a difficult project, in addition, from the 17th century to the 20th century, a total of 30 statues including "crucifix statues" and "saints" were installed on the parapet of the bridge. , Is it because of the strong governing power or the strong religion that they have achieved these things?


It's been a quarter of a century since I visited Charles Bridge, but during that time, globalism has spread to every corner of the world, and cheap air carriers have made it easy for people to travel around the world.


I imagine that until just before the Corona Pandemic, the Charles Bridge would have been a fascinating tourist spot filled with people holding up their smartphones to send out on SNS and tourists led by tour conductors.


The photo shows Charles Bridge in the days when tourists were not so crowded