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Czech Republic

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of HnÄ›vošice, Moravskoslezský Kraj, Czech Rep.
Approx. altitude: 274 m (898 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 162°W

Accuracy: 12 m (39 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: Another visitor #6: The clever traffic light

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  50°N 18°E (visit #5)  

#1: View North

(visited by David Williams)

29-Aug-2010 -- An email telling me that my visit to 51N 19E was up on the site arrived the morning I was due to drive back from Czech to Poland... and yes there was 50N 18E right next to my route.

It was a lovely sunny day and I parked on a quiet side road of what seemed to be the quietest of quiet Czech villages (well at least in contrast to Poland anyway - the Czechs seem to have a different and more silent relationship with motor transport)

There is now a little path up to the confluence. The dense canopy meant I had to wait quite a while to get all the zeros. A nice open forest - it would have been excellent for a run - but having just spent 80 minutes running in the Czech ARDF championships - I gave it a miss.

Walking back into the village I noticed that the traffic light was always showing RED - if a car drove up to it slowly - it went GREEN and the car did not have to stop, but if an Audi (in Czech and Poland it always seems that there is a black Audi on your tail) screeches up at 90kph - the light stays RED until the car has come to a complete stop and waited a wee while. Clever, very clever indeed.


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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Another visitor
#6: The clever traffic light
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