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Fountain and tulips in Pilsen. 7.5.2011

Spent the weekend in Pilsen drinking many pivos and checking out the city. Also have a camera on loan from Boy so I can resume daily photos.

This weekend was the Liberation Festival, celebrating the 66th anniversary of the US troops reaching Pilsen at the end of World War II. It was very interesting to see this event celebrated yearly, complete with American flags, people dressed in period uniforms, and assorted veterans/important people. They were even celebrating the release of a new book about the event, which the interpreter kept saying “was being christened.” It was amusing. Amusement continued when they poured glasses of champagne for the 20 people on stage, toasted the book, and then actually poured champagne onto a copy. And a copy of the accompanying DVD. Never saw that one coming. Interesting to say the least.

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