The majestic medieval Charles Bridge connects the Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town which are separated by the Vltave River in the capital of the Czech Republic. A total of 30 bronze baroque and gothic statues of Saints have been guarding the bridge for the past 300 years.
On this early and cold morning, a bunch excited people are queuing by the statue of St. John of Nepumok. The tarnish of the plaque below St. John has been rubbed away by millions of people touching it. The scene represents John Nepumok, a priest being thrown into the Vltave River by King Wenceslas IV, as he refused to reveal the Queen’s confessions. Today, touching the drowning priest while making a wish is said to make it come true in one year and one day.
We are not very superstitious ourselves, but hearing that it also ensures the fact that the visitor will come back to Prague, we both queued to rub it!
Claire & Marcella
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