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A City of Elegance

Posted By Allison N. Maass (Hreczuch), Thursday, August 16, 2007
Our last trip before our daughter Caitlin was born was to a surprisingly elegant spa town in the Czech Republic.  Karlovy Vary attracts visitors from all over Europe with its natural mineral springs--people all over are seen sipping their water mugs freshly filled from one of the many fountains.  I thought it tasted like warm salty water (not personally one of my favorites-!) and could only manage a couple swallows before feeling nauseous.  Here I am standing in front of one of the spa buildings--but unlike our common use of the word "spa," these buildings only provide shelter for a few of the spring's fountains and are not for massages and bathing.  Believe it or not, this building can also be seen in the newest James Bond film, "Casino Royale," as the front of the casino.  When I saw it in the movie I was shocked to recognize that I had actually seen it in person!

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