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Sandstone gorge Housle in Lysolaje
Prague

Natural Monument named Housle (violin) is an erosion gullie on the edge of Prague (http://envis.praha-mesto.cz/rocenky/CHRUZEMI/cr2_cztx/CHU17.htm). Quiet, little frequented place. More information (in Czech) can be found on Wikipedia.

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