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Spissky Stvrtok Church, Slovakia, 1992

Photo: Spissky Stvrtok Church

A gothic church towers over the town of Spissky Stvrtok at the foot of Slovakia's High Tatra mountains. The High Tatras, tallest of the Western Carpathian range, straddle the border of Slovakia and Poland and have been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.

(Photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Czechoslovakia: The Velvet Divorce," September 1993, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by James L. Stanfield

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