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Petrin Tower Entrance
Prague

If you're in Prague, come to this mini Eiffel Tower replica and see the skyline from the wonderful 360-degree observatory at the top. You can grab a sausage and a beer when you're finished, and then lay in the grass in the sunshine here in Petrin park.

Copyright: Jeffrey Martin
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Taken: 01/02/2008
Uploaded: 07/05/2009
Updated: 04/06/2014
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