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Water goblin guarding Certovka river
Prague

The water goblin that you can see behind the locks guards the mill-wheel of Velkoprerovsky Mill. It probably lives in the Certovka river (The Devil's river) below. Who knows what other beasts and creatures of the underworld you would find there if you could take a look. Chances are, though, that if you decided to submerge in this area the underworlds would seize you forever. Taken during the group photowalk in April 2012

Copyright: Jan Vrsinsky
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Uploaded: 09/04/2012
Updated: 30/05/2014
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Tags: locks; mill; velkoprerovsky; water; certovka; goblin
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