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Thursday, 10 October 2019

WEDDINGS - Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Pre-wedding Photography + Wedding Video Taken in Czech Republic Prague - Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Church of our Lady before Tyn, Old Town Square, Powder Tower, Wedding Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore.

Weddings - Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Pre-wedding Photography + Wedding Video
in Czech Republic Prague -
Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, 
Church of our Lady before Tyn, Old Town Square, Powder Tower
Wedding Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore & Suit by The Old Fashion House
Destination Photographer & Video - Vitali Frozen

Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Pre Wedding Video taken in Prague Czech in June 2019

Wedding Video filmed by Vitali Frozen, edited by Sara Shantelle Lim.
YouTube Song - Beautiful In White by Shane Filan
Bridal Wedding Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore
Groom Suit by The Old Fashion House

I know that I've just taken some Pre Wedding Photos in Portugal Porto in March 2019. Now I am taking another pre wedding photos in Czech, Prague. The reason was purely because, I have not taken my Pre Wedding Video.

I love European Gothic architecture, so of course, I could not miss out taking a wedding video in Europe too. Hence, I traveled to Europe again in less than half a year, just to visit Prague and to take more wedding photos and most importantly a wedding video.

Below are some important info about Prague as a country, and also info about the places of interest that I've been to for these beautiful wedding photography.


Prague Astronomical Clock
Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia

The Prague Astronomical Clock, or Prague Orloj, is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest clock still operating. 

What does the Prague Astronomical Clock do?
Unsurprisingly, in order to provide this level of functionality, its mechanism is split into several distinct parts. The first, and most striking, is its impressive and beautifully ornate astronomical dial. This represents the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and other various astronomical details.

How old is the astronomical clock in Prague?
The oldest part of the Orloj, the mechanical clock and astronomical dial, dates back to 1410 when it was made by clockmaker Mikuláš of Kadaň and Jan Šindel, then later a professor of mathematics and astronomy at Charles University. The first recorded mention of the clock was on 9 October 1410.

How often does the Prague clock chime?
Every hour, on the hour, crowds gather beneath the Old Town Hall Tower to watch the Astronomical Clock in action. Despite a slightly underwhelming performance that takes only 45 seconds, the clock is one of Europe's best-known tourist attractions, and a 'must-see' for visitors to Prague.

Church of Our Lady Before Tyn
Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

The Church of Mother of God before Týn, often translated as Church of Our Lady before Týn, is a gothic church and a dominant feature of the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic. It has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. The church's towers are 80 m high and topped by four small spires.

Prague Old Town Hall
Staroměstské nám. 1/3, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

In the centre of the Old Town Square, the Jan Hus Memorial dominates, reminding all Prague residents and visitors of one of the most significant and world-renowned Czech historical figures.

What is the main square in Prague called?

There are three main squares in Prague. The two most famous are Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square, which are located on one side of the river.

When was Old Town Prague built?

The Old Town is among the oldest and by far, the most beautiful district in the Czech Capital of Prague. The core of the historical center is Old Town Square, which started as a marketplace in the 10th century and has been the site for many political and cultural events that have shaped the history of Prague.

What is the main street in Prague?

Wenceslas Square is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic.

Statue of Emperor Charles IV 
near the Charles Bridge in Prague

Statue of Charles IV., the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, is situated at the Knights of the Cross Square near the Charles Bridge. It is one of the most important neo-Gothic statues in Central Europe.

Emperor Charles IV.

Charles IV., often called Pater patriae (father of the country), was an important personality of the medieval Europe. He made Prague the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and he had many buildings built in the city. He also founded the oldest university in Central Europe – the Charles University – in 1348. Many places and buildings in Prague and in the whole country bear his name: the Charles Bridge, the Charles Square, and others. His monument was made on the occasion of 500 th anniversary of the Charles University in 1848.

Monument in front of the Charles Bridge

The bronze Charles IV. Monument was designed by Arnost J. Hähnel. The statue itself is about 4 metres high and it stands on a pedestal of the same height. Charles IV. has a sword in one hand and a foundation charter of the university in the other hand.

The pedestal is adorned with allegories of four faculties: faculty of theology, medicine, law and philosophy. There are statues of four important personalities of Charles IV.´s era at the corners of the monument: Arnost of Pardubice (the first Prague archbishop), Jan Ocko of Vlasim (the successive Prague archbishop), Benes of Kolovraty (he accompanied Charles IV. on his way to Rome for coronation) and Matthias of Arras (the first builder of the St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle).

The Charles IV. Monument was revealed in 1849, because there were fights around it in 1848 and the statue had to be encased to be protected from damage.

Prague Charles Bridge
Karlův most, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia
Over Vltava River

Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.

Charles Bridge is a stone Gothic bridge that connects the Old Town and Lesser Town (Malá Strana).

How many statues are on the Charles Bridge?
30 statues

There are 30 statues mounted to the balustrade of Charles Bridge in Prague. They form two rows, one on each side.

Why is Charles Bridge famous?

As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This "solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.

Why are statues on Charles Bridge Black?

Sandstone deteriorates over time due to pollution in the air, acid rain and constant contact with tourists. The stone is originally light tan but turns black over time in an urban environment. All of the sculptures on the bridge are made of sandstone except for the statue of St. John Nepomuk.

How long is Charles Bridge?
516 m

What river does the Charles Bridge Cross?

Prague Vltava River

The Vltava is the longest river within the Czech Republic, running southeast along the Bohemian Forest and then north across Bohemia, through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice and Prague, and finally merging with the Elbe at Mělník. It is commonly referred to as the "Czech national river".

Vltava is a river which flows through the Czech Republic and its capital city, Prague.

Where does the Vltava river flow?
It flows first southeast, then north across Bohemia, and empties into the Elbe (Czech: Labe) River at Mělník, 18 miles (29 km) north of Prague. Prague and České Budějovice are on the Vltava. At České Budějovice, in the river's middle basin, is an extensive lake region.

Prague Castle
Hradčany, 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia

Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.

A great way to squeeze the best bits of the castle, including the Old Royal Palace and the Vladislav Hall, into a busy Prague itinerary is to participate in a 3.5-hour Prague Castle Walking Tour.

What is Prague Castle used for?

Originally it used to be the residence of princes and kings of Bohemia, since 1918 it is the seat of the president. Prague Castle has been our most significant national cultural and historical monument; it is a symbol of the development of the Czech state lasting for more than a thousand years.

Is Prague Castle free?

In short, the public courtyards and gardens that are close to Prague Castle are free to visit, but you will have to purchase a ticket to visit many of the sites within Prague Castle. In addition, Golden Lane is free to access after closing time, but you won't be able to access the houses.

Can you go inside the Prague Castle?

While it's free to roam the castle grounds, there IS a Prague Castle entrance fee if you want to visit the various buildings on the complex.

How long do you need at Prague Castle?

You should allow 2-3 hours at minimum for visiting Prague Castle. However, if you find that you want to follow the audio tour, seeing the Prague Castle Complex may take longer.

Is there a royal family in Prague?

“Prague Castle was one of 19 residences owned by the royal family. In the language of the court, it was referred to as Administration, building of residence for the royal family when they were present in Prague or in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

How many rooms does the Prague Castle have?

The Prague Castle is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Wallenstein Palace, for one, is home to the Czech Senate and includes 26 houses and six gardens.

What is the famous castle in Prague?

Prague Castle. Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad; [ˈpraʃskiː ˈɦrat]) is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, dating from the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia.

What circuit is Prague Castle?

At more than 77,000 square metres it is the largest working Castle complex in the world. The beauty of Prague Castle is in the continuity of the architecture.

Who is the president of Prague?

The current president is Miloš Zeman, in office since 8 March 2013.

Prague Castle - Kohl's Fountain

The Powder Tower
nám. Republiky 5, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

The Powder Tower or Powder Gate is a Gothic tower in Prague, Czech Republic. It is one of the original city gates. It separates the Old Town from the New Town.

About Prague

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

Is Prague expensive?

The good news is, Prague prices haven't really gotten worse. While the Czech city is more expensive than the rest of the country by 50-100%, it's still a great value compared to many other European capitals. ... The city of a million residents was host to nearly eight million visitors last year.

Do they speak English in Prague?
English in Prague

In Prague, a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. Of course, knowledge of the English language gets better with higher education, however older people in the Czech Republic quite often do not speak English at all.

What country is Prague in?

What kind of money do they use in Prague?
Czech Crowns
The currency in Prague is the Czech Crown (CZK). Czech banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 100/200/500/1000/2000/5000. Some hotels, shops and restaurants accept Euros as well, but many only take Czech Crowns.

Why is Prague called the Golden City?

This name was given to the city during the reign of the Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, when the towers of Prague Castle were covered in gold. Another theory is that Prague was called 'Golden' during the reign of Rudolf II who employed alchemists to turn ordinary metals into gold.

Is Prague a rich city?

Prague is EU's sixth-richest district. The Czech capital Prague came in sixth place in a Eurostat ranking of regional GDP per capita, however it was beaten by Bratislava, Slovakia, which was fifth. Overall, Inner London-West was highest. ... Prague purchasing power was at 178, or 78 percent above the average.

Is it better to use euros or koruna in Prague?

The approximate value of 100 CZK is 4 EUR/5 USD. As the official currency, the Czech crown is the best and often the only possible currency to use when paying. Although the Czech Republic is part of the European Union, the euro is not widely accepted here.

Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Pre Wedding Video taken in Prague Czech in June 2019

Weddings - Dr VT & Sara Shantelle Lim's Pre-wedding Photography 
in Czech Republic Prague -
Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, 
Church of our Lady before Tyn, Old Town Square, Powder Tower
Wedding Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore & Suit by The Old Fashion House
Destination Photographer - Vitali Frozen



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