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Prague Then and Now Jenni Meili Lau

Prague Then and Now

Jenni Meili Lau

Published February 8th 2007
ISBN : 9781592236565
Hardcover
144 pages
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Since the early Middle Ages, Prague has been considered one of Europes most beautiful cities with its hundreds of spires reaching into the sky. Despite a history filled with violent upheavals and bitter occupations, Prague remains a vibrant cityMoreSince the early Middle Ages, Prague has been considered one of Europes most beautiful cities with its hundreds of spires reaching into the sky. Despite a history filled with violent upheavals and bitter occupations, Prague remains a vibrant city known for its world-famous architecture, culture, historic monuments, and natural beauty.Experience the magnificent beauty and often-tragic history of this Golden City through seventy pairs of remarkable photographs.Stand atop Pragues most familiar monument, the Charles Bridge (completed in 1400), for a magnificent vista of the city- a fascinating inset photo illustrates the destruction of the bridge after a flood in 1890.Visit Golden Lane, home to the citys goldsmiths in the 17th century and later to author Franz Kafka.Marvel at then-and-now images of treasures like St. Vitus Cathedral (its first stone was laid in 1344 by Emperor Charles IV!) and St. Georges Basilica (founded in the 10th century).Today, Prague is a favorite destination for tourists from all over the world. This is a tour you wont want to miss!