Saturday, March 12, 2011

GALLERY OF STATUES AT CHARLES BRIDGE

Certainly, the view of the Charles Bridge from one end with an array of statues lining both sides of the bridge leaves an indelible image in the minds of any visitor. There are 30 baroque statues on this historic Gothic bridge dating back to period between 1683 and 1714.
View of the old town bridge tower with it's numerous sculptures.
Statue of Saints Norbert of Xanten, Wenceslas and Sigismund 
 
St. Cyril and St. Methodius
Statuary of the Holy Crucifix and Calvary
 
The statue of John of Nepomuk.
 Amongst the most notable of all sculptures is the statue of St John of Nepomuk. Legend has it that if you make a wish and touch the statue, your wish will come true.
Make your wish come true !

It is believed that St John was murdered and his body thrown into the river.7 Stars appeared over the spot where his body was thrown . These are depicted as a halo on his statues.

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