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Jested Tower and view of the mountains
Czech Republic

Ještěd Tower is a 94 meter tall hyperboloid tower, built between 1963 and 1968. Inside you can find the strange geometric nightmare of communism alive and well, with a veneer of lackluster capitalism shellacked on. There is a restaurant encircling the lower floor of the tower. You can rent a hotel room in one of the top floors.

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Uploaded: 08/02/2009
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Tags: tower; mountain; snow; winter; hyperboloid
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