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CZ, Poděbrady: hydroelectric actually film one
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Hydroelectric power station on the River Elbe in the spa town of Podebrady began operation in 1919. Together with movable weir should protect the city from quite frequent floods. The architect of the whole building was Antonín Engel, native, and the man who became famous as some of his work in Prague - Pavilion waterworks, Vítězné náměstí (Victory Square) in Dejvice etc.
This time we will take you out of city, but not too far from it. We will take you to the junction of two rivers - the Elbe and Cidlina, but also to the place, that has, God knows why, irresistible charm.
Nymburk is a district town in Central Bohemia, and remains probably for ever in a shade of near Poděbrady Spa. The colonnade or healing springs are missing there but another places of interest which are to be admired, are available in sufficient number, such as, for instance, medioeval fortificatioms of Postřižiny Beer.
Kolín´s square is well arranged, with the fountain and, plague pillar in the centre, or several kiosks with fruit, vegetable and flowers which are placed around. To tell the truth, hardly anybody is in hurry.