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Hauenstejn Chapel
Czech Republic

The neo-gothic chapel of Hauenštejn (Horní Hrad, Hauenstein) is finally fixed after many years of devastation. Ravaged castle was purchased in the 90's by Mr. Pavel Palacký. Since then he saves it with the help of volunteers. Rebirth.

Copyright: Libor Fettr
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18636x9318
Taken: 20/10/2013
Uploaded: 04/11/2013
Updated: 18/09/2014
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