JEŠTĚD MOUNTAIN NEAR LIBEREC


Very impressive sight from cousin Pavel’s front porch…

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That’s a comms tower/restaurant/hotel combo on top, with ski slopes below.  They built the tower during the socialist era at significant cost, but it’s all analog.  They never converted it to digital, so it sits there idle.  Supposedly, during the 1968 community organizer visitation (with just a few tanks, paratroopers,  Spetsnaz and so on, just for fun), the Soviets thought it was a missile base, and wanted to shoot it up.  But they thought better of it, and just shot up a few protesting Czechs in downtown Liberec instead.

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About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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