Monday, August 16, 2010
Czech Republic - Historic Centre of Prague
Prague - The Vltava River, St. Nicholas Church, Charles Bridge, and the Prague Castle.
Sent by Kristynka, a postcrosser from Pilsen in Czech Republic.
Prague is an urban architectural ensemble of outstanding quality, in terms of both its individual monuments and its townscape, and one that is deservedly world famous. The historic centre of Prague admirably illustrates the process of continuous urban growth from the Middle Ages to the present day. Its important role in the political, economic, social and cultural evolution of central Europe from the 14th century onwards and the richness of its architectural and artistic traditions meant that it served as a major model for urban development for much of central and eastern Europe.