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Kuks - Hospital Courtyard
Czech Republic

View from the middle of baroque Hospital Kuks's courtyard. Taken in late autumn. The sky is clear, the sun is shining, the temperature is just above freezing point. It is off season, so it's nice and quiet in here. The wonderful baroque building is in sore condition nowadays, which actually adds to the magic of the place.

In the yard you can see two statues by Matthias Bernard Braun facing each other. The left one is called Small Christian Warrior and the one on the right is Hospitality. There's one more - sitting on top of the gate - and it is called Polyphemus.

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Uploaded: 01/12/2012
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