Left is the statue of St. John Nepomuk (whose tomb is in
St.Vitus Cathedral, see the page on the Prague Castle)
which is at the Mala Strana end of the bridge. There are a number of explanations as
to why Nepomuk was executed in the late1300s by King Wenceslas IV. One is that he
heard the Queen's confessions which he would not reveal to the King, the other is that he
was tortured to death for heresy.
Notice the shiny gold spot on the lower right of the statue? People
touch this statue, believing it will bring them good luck.