Today is the 650th birthday of Charles Bridge – the first bridge in Prague to cross the Vltava river.
The foundation stone was laid at 5:31am on July 9, 1357 with the help of king Charles IV. He consulted his astrologers and the date and time were chosen so that the odd numbers that ascend and descend on the scale of 1 – 9 would form the palindrome 135797531. – My Czech Republic
Charles bridge is probably the most photographed spot in Prague – there is something magical about this bridge. I ve already taken ten pictures of it and Flickr reports that it s users has tagged 24,914 pictures of the bridge.