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"Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty." ` Stephen King "The Dark Tower"
Shown in the photograph is a small tower window located in the Renaissance Water Tower of the village of Tabor, Czech Republic. From this window a majority of the village would have been visible.
Though a large part of the ancient fortifications has been demolished, Tábor (or Hradiště Hory Tábor), the castle of the Tábor Hill, as it was called in the Hussite period) still preserves many memorials of its past fame.
In the centre of the city is Žižka Square. Only very narrow streets lead to it, to render the approach to it more difficult in time of war. First-time visitors may not even suspect that there is an ingenious labyrinth of tunnels under the houses and streets here. The townspeople dug cellars under their houses and these were subsequently interconnected; an approximately 1 km-long section of the tunnel system is open to the public.
In the centre of the square is the statue of Jan Žižka, the greatest of the Hussite leaders. Here also is the Dean Church of Lord's Conversion on Mount Tabor, built in 1516 in the style of the Bohemian Renaissance, and the town hall, in connection with which a museum has been founded, which contains interesting memorials of the Hussite period, such as farm carts which doubled as battle wagons. Major parts of the ancient fortifications and the ancient Kotnov tower and gate of Bechyně near the tower still exist.
January 11th, 2013
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