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An elderly lady from Levoča.
Levoča (Polish: Lewocza, German: Leutschau, Hungarian: Lőcse, Latin: Leutsovia) was a rich an important city in the half of the trading road from Hungary to Cracow. The city was influenced by German, Hungarian, Polish and national Slovak culture and has notable architecture, including a gothic church of St Jamec with High Altar sculptured by Master Paul of Levoča and a renaissance market square.
While visiting this city in 2007, we experienced a contrast between the splendid architecture of the past and a very provincial feel nowadays. Some Roma-Gypsy children came to ask for money as soon as we parked our car. At the market square, we found one good cafeteria. Perhpas the city is more dynamic now.
The lady in the photo is dressed in a traditional Slavic way, with a scarf on her head. Previously, all older women in the Slavic countries dressed like that.

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