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Chateau Karlova Koruna (Charles's Crown) in Chlumec nad Cidlinou was built as the summer-seat of Count Frantisek Ferdinand Kinsky (the Kinky family still own it), the First Chancellor of the Kingdom of Bohemia, in 1721-23. The building was designed by Jan Santini Aichel and it is his masterpiece. Building works were directed by the Prague architect Frantisek Maxmilian Kanka. Ground-plan reminding the royal crown is quite unique. It consists of a cylindrical core with three wings each of three rooms with square floors.

Jan Santini Aichel is my favorite Baroque Architect. Hi lived in 1677 - 1723 and designed many great buildings (mostly churches and monasteries) in Czechia. His style is really unique and strongly influenced by Gothic style -- already 200 years old in his era. I hope I'll present you some of them some day.

This is probably my first photo on TE without any post processing at all, except a bit of sharpening after resizing. Not bad I think, taking into account it was taken in strong summer sun around noon.

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