Charles Bridge, Prague: view from the Lesser Town side of the bridge looking towards the Old Town bridge tower
|Architect/Designer||Parler, Peter (1330-1399)|
|Artist/Photographer||Deakin, Ralph (1888-1952)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Lamp standards ; Statues ; Bridges ; Towers ; Street furniture|
NOTES: This stone bridge protected by three towers links the two sides of Prague either side of the River Vltava. It was commissioned by Charles IV in 1357 and the majority of its construction was overseen by his favourite architect Peter Parler. The bridge is decorated by a continuous alley of 30 statues and statuaries, most of them baroque-style, erected around 1700.
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