Photographed July 2014
© by Merisi
"The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge
that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic.
Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV,
and finished in the beginning of the 15th century."
"Charles IV (Czech: Karel IV., German: Karl IV., Latin: Carolus IV; 14 May 1316 – 29 November 1378),
born Wenceslaus, was the second King of Bohemia from the House of Luxembourg,
and the first King of Bohemia also to become Holy Roman Emperor."
-> Charles Bridge at Wikipedia
-> Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor