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Mr Monkey crosses Charles Bridge, 10th June

"It's a positive cornucopia of saintly sculpture"

Mr Monkey looking at the 17th century wooden crucifix Mr Monkey looking at the statues of Saints Norbert, Wenceslas and Sigismund

Mr Monkey couldn't help noticing that all the statues lining the bridge were religious. The first statue was put up in 1683, though most were added in the early 18th century. In a program which started in 1965 all the originals have been replaced by replicas. Mr Monkey studied the statues as he crossed the bridge and was particularly impressed by the 17th century Crucifixion and the statues of Saints Norbert, Wenceslas and Sigismund.

Mr Monkey's Useful List of statues on the Charles Bridge
(starting from the Old Town)
South parapet  North parapet
St. Ivo, 1711  Madonna & St. Bernard,1709
Sts. Barbara, Margaret & Elizabeth, 1707  Madonna, Sts. Dominic & Thomas Aquinas,1708
The Pietà, 1859  The Crucifixion, 1629
St. Joseph, 1854  St. Ann, 1707
St. Francis Xavier, 1711  Sts. Cyril & Methodius, 1938
St. Christopher, 1857  St. John the Baptist, 1857
St. Francis Borgia, 1710  Sts. Norbet, Sigismund & Wenceslas, 1853
St. Ludmilla, 1710  St. John of Nepomuk, 1683
St. Francis of Assisi, 1855  St. Anthony of Padua, 1707
St. Vincent Ferrer, 1712  St. Jude Thaddaeus, 1708
St. Nicholas Tolentino,1708  St. Augustine, 1708
St. Lutgard, 1710  St. Cajetan, 1709
St. Adalbert, 1709  St. Philip Benizi, 1714
Sts. John of Malta, Felix of Valois & Ivan, 1714  St. Vitus, 1714
St. Wenceslas, 1859  Christ between Sts. Cosmas & Damian, 1709

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