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This is the Upper square (Horní náměstí) in the Czech city of Olomouc. In the background is the famous Holy Trinity column, built between 1716 and 1754 to praise God for stopping an outbreak of plague which struck Moravia (now the eastern part of the Czech Republic) 1714–1716. All the artists and craftsmen working on the column were locals from Olomouc and most of the saints depicted on its sides were some way or another connected with the city.
This is the largest baroque monument in the country and the only one classified by the UNESCO as a world heritage.

Olomouc has at least half a dozen baroque fountains, but the one in the foreground is actually brand new. It is called Arionova kašna (Arion's fountain) and was built in 2002. It depicts a legend of a poet who was thrown overboard from a boat but was saved by dolphins.

In a workshop you can see a photo from the Lower Square, a short distance away in the Old town of Olomouc. I will also add a photo from an ordinary major street in this very pleasant city in northeastern Czech Republic.

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