I’ve crossed the historic Charles Bridge in Prague dozens of times and never stopped to consider what an amazing feat of engineering it took to build this beautiful structure.The animation below details how the famous 14th-century Charles Bridge was built across the Vltava River in the heart of the city.
The digital model “Charles Bridge – construction of a pillar and vaulted field in the 14th century” was created for the virtual exhibition Prague of the time of Charles IV. The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic as part of the National Celebrations of the 700th Anniversary of the Birth of Emperor Charles IV.
Love that opening shot, Brian, and isn’t it amazing what they can reproduce digitally these days? 🙂 🙂 I’d love to have visited Prague.
It’s just a short hop by plane from Portugal or the UK. I was very fortunate to have visited for the first time about 30 years ago before the Disney-fication of the heart of the city.
I know. It’s never been about distance, Brian. Just never got around to it and my priorities are different these days. 🙂 🙂