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Jablonne Nad Orlici Namesti
Lanškrou a okolí

This is a rather average, normal, everyday type of square in a small Czech Town. I guess Czech people don't give it a second glance. Most foreigners find it very charming, myself included. Especially during a moody sunset like this one.

Copyright: Jeffrey martin
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Uploaded: 03/06/2009
Updated: 04/06/2014
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Tags: square; town square; saint; sunset; clouds
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