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After a few slightly odd photos I bring you a trio of more conventional postcards. They show three views from the centre of Košice, the second city of Slovakia, in the northeastern part of the country, near the borders with Hungary and Ukraine. In 2013 Košice was the European "capital of culture", along with Marseille in France.

Košice is heavily centred around a street and square known as Hlavné námestie (Main Square). Most important buildings and sights are placed in the elongated square between two mainly pedestrian lanes.

In this photo you can see the neo-baroque State Theatre, designed by the architect Adolf Lang and inaugurated in 1899. Traditional dramas, operas and ballets are performed here.

In the foreground is the "Singing fountain", a more recent addition to the square. The sprays of the fountains are supposed to be synchronized with the music played from loudspeakers, but I couldn't really see any clear connection between the rhythm of the water and the rhythm of the music.

I will add two workshops from the same area, one showing the famous "Plague column", the other featuring a wider view of the street along the western side of the Hlavné námestie.

And here is a larger version of this photo.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10305 W: 523 N: 19938] (87599)
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