A Road between Eastern and Western Europe

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Road.

The Charles Bridge in Prague, built in 1347, was the only road across the Moldau River — connecting Eastern and Western Europe — until 1841. There is a tiny, almost obscure, door at the base of the bridge’s tower which opens to a long flight of steps leading to the top (for a fee — it’s still Prague, after all).  The tower is the only way to see the bridge without wading through a sea of tourists and vendors.

There is also a good view of the bridge from the deck of one of the scenic river cruises. The view is nice, but the cruise is hampered by all the locks along that stretch of the Moldau.

The final photo is an eye-level view taken while crossing the pedestrian road across the bridge. We found it to be the least interesting way to see the bridge.