Photo of the Day (7/9/07)

By the time the Western Hemiphere has woken up today, Prague’s famous Charles Bridge will be over 650 years old.

Holy Roman Emperor and Czech King Charles IV laid the first stones himself at the exact time of this post, 650 years ago: 5:31am (GMT +1), 9 July 1357.

By the way, the statues on the bridge, like the one above, came much, much later. Many were placed in the 1700 and 1800s. This one is entitled Crucifix and Calvary.