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Old 03-23-2010, 01:17 AM
diverjohn diverjohn is offline
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Default To greentara: swatikas

If you look closely at the band of swastikas, some are "clockwise" and the others "counterclockwise". (Of course, which is which is fodder for argument).
Wikipedia has a good article on these crosses.
But this hotel, built in late 1890s, when swastikas were often good-luck symbol, predates the Nazi era. During WW2, the crosses were covered.
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