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50905Re: Sights

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  • wustpisk
    Feb 12, 2013
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      Fantastic panoramic views?

      Nothing like a bit of purple prose, especially if the office development is overlooking Chodov or Vítkovice.


      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Melvyn" wrote:
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      > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Matej Klimes" wrote:
      > as a standalone word superimposed over a photo of a
      > > >historical building (supposedly being one of the 'benefits' of the
      > > >office development in question, as in they make it sound as if pamatky
      > > >were part of what you get with your lease..), it didn't work for me..
      > > >Used sightseeing in the end.. It's an activity, strictly speaking, but
      > > >it seemed better than just 'sights'
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      > Hmmm didn't know this was for an office development. Sightseeing for me is normally something that you go and do. A bit unusual to do it from your office window, unless perhaps it is in jest ("See the sights!"). Not sure about that one now. Hey add an exclamation mark and it will be fine. :-)
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      > I guess one could argue these sites/buildings are almost
      > > >always historic (as in important in history), as opposed to just
      > > >historical (old),
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      > I recently had a picture of a cerna kuchyne (open-hearth kitchen?) in a burgher's house. To me, "historic" suggests the great tea-trolley disaster of 1547 or something, but then this job makes me hypersensitive to nuances and your average tourist would probably not bat an eyelid.
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      > BR
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      > Melvyn
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