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Kuks - Hospital Orchard
Czech Republic

View of the orchard by baroque hospital Kuks in eastern Bohemia. It's late autumn frosty morning and the sun is shining in the clear blue sky. The trees are already leafless, some red apples are still present though.

Copyright: Tomas Kysela
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Uploaded: 01/12/2012
Updated: 07/04/2014
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