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Nouvelle Place, Sancerre
France

Not sure just how new this central square of Sancerre may be.  The masonry in the middle certainly has a modern air; but some of the buildings facing it date to the 14th century.

Copyright: Thomas K Sharpless
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11408x5704
Hochgeladen: 07/11/2013
Aktualisiert: 01/07/2014
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Tags: town square; sancerre; france
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