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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:37 am 
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Linkage twixt these three pictures which I found. From Universal land

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Different country. This is from Zeetor land

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And from Raba land


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:00 am 
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People hunting, Diana the goddess of hunting and somebody's been out with a topper.

Is Diana in the gorunds of Prague castle?

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The statue is in the grounds of one of my favourite places. Have more pics if you want of it. Located between Karlovy Vary and the German border to the west.

On quiz glad you didn't spot our shooting tower at top end of ride. Still with a deer/boars eye view why should you. :wink:

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There is a very similar statue of Diana with a very similar setting in the gardens at the top of the hill opposite the Intercontinental Hotel in Prague.

Now I look carefully I can see the tower in the third pic.

Would like to see more pictures if you have them.

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Lumpkin. I having lived in Prague for about 2 years on the Vinohrady hill know the castle gardens you speak of quite well and as you say there are many versions of Diana accross Czechia.

It is still in my view the most attractive country in Europe. And have business there plus friends and my wifes relatives take a lot of opportunities to go there. However. Since the 1990's and the advent of affordable air travel Prague has lost a lot of it's shine in my view. The extra pictures of the castle you asked for I took this year. Older ones are in non digital format. But chart the restoration since 1993. Fortunately I have a client who is the 15 th Counts second cousin type who farms round abouts.



Will be the 18th Hole for a golf course that is being built in the area, again they need a bit more income to retain the style to which they have become accustomed over a few hundred years.

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Lumpkin. I having lived in Prague for about 2 years on the Vinohrady hill know the castle gardens you speak of quite well and as you say there are many versions of Diana accross Czechia.

It is still in my view the most attractive country in Europe. And have business there plus friends and my wifes relatives take a lot of opportunities to go there. However. Since the 1990's and the advent of affordable air travel Prague has lost a lot of it's shine in my view. The extra pictures of the castle you asked for I took this year. Older ones are in non digital format. But chart the restoration since 1993. Fortunately I have a client who is the 15 th Counts second cousin type who farms round abouts.


I spend several weeks a year in Prague, a few years ago it became the fashionable place for multinationals to relocate their IT departments because of the low land prices and abundance of cheap and well-educated labour. When I first went there it had a charming innocence about it, food and drink were cheap, people were hospitable and friendly and everything was elegantly run down. Now it is full of drunken English, Irish and German stag weekenders beating up prostitutes and making a nuisance of themselves and every second shop seems to be a sex shop. A shame really for such a beautiful city with so much history. Still, it is a reaction to market forces and as such a certain duck would tell us that it must therefore be right.

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Wing to the right of first picture.


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A closer pic of the fountain in front of main entry. Bavarian flowers indicate heritage of family. :lol:

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If you must have the time then do it in style.

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Trees just add that something X 3

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This is probably my favourite autumn tree it's setting and colour are perfect combination. NO CHAIN SAWS>

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Finaly the bigger picture of the front and trees behind which is where statue is.

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I see you visited my holiday home? you should have rang the bell i would have had the butler bring you a glass of water. I hope you didnt walk on the grass. :evil:

Lovely snaps danube. Not an empty macdonalds wrapper in sight......

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back in 1988 I worked for a Danish farmer called Jon Krabbe, (who was head of the Danish equivalent of the NFU) at Frederiksdal on Lolland. He ran the entire farm with student labour - 4 in the dairy, and 4 on the arable side, with a dairy manager and an arable manager. Frederiksdal was an enormous and beautiful house, not unlike the house in the pics above. To give you an idea of how big it was, there were 8 student bedrooms on the ground floor, with bathrooms, kitchen and mess room, plus laundry, drying room, and log stores etc. I will do a search on Google to see if I can find pics.

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