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Zamecke Namesti Jesenik
Czech Republic

At Chateau Square in Jesenik we can see the parish church of the Assumption from 1882, a "water fort" from the 15th century, the plague of the Holy Trinity from 1721, the former socialist supermarket Jesenka, Hill Zlaty chlum with the look-out tower. And the vicious block of Swedish granite. Block comes from the southeastern province of Småland Sweden somewhere near the city Vestervik or Oskarhamn. Direct distance to the Silesian Jeseník is about 850 kilometers.

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