Loyal Till The End!

By: Kamakshi

Oct 10 2011

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Category: Trivia


Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/30 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

On your stroll through the Charles Bridge, at Prague, Czech Republic, you would find tourists patting a pretty dog cast in gold.  This is at the foot of the oldest statue on the bridge, that of St. John of Nepomuk. History says that the Saint was thrown off the bridge in 1393 where he drowned and his loyal dog followed his master into the rier. It is believed that rubbing it ensures good fortune and a safe return back inside the city of Prague. I didnt want to take my chances of dying on foreign land so I obliged by jumping in the bandwagon myself!


5 comments on “Loyal Till The End!”

  1. I’d forgotten about the dog, thanks for reminding me. I didn’t pat it as I’m not superstitious – and I haven’t yet been back to Prague either! LOL

  2. yes dogs are loyal – you have one …

  3. […] Charles Bridge in Prague, the statue of St. John of Nepomuk. While one side of the base shows his loyal dog,  the other side depicts the confession of Queen Johanna and the saint’s death. The saint […]

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