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From the New York Times to Harpers Bazaar, people are talking about the Great Western Catskills. They are discovering the incredible beauty, the relaxing atmosphere and the friendly people who call this area home. Articles are written all the time about the fantastic places to stay, the delicious food and products being produced here and the incredible culinary and craft beverage experiences that await any visitor.

Find out what the biggest press outlets in the world are saying about the Great Western Catskills.

Are these the wackiest hotel rooms in America?

May 8, 2024

Inside the property with incredible fantasy bedrooms, from a Cinderella room with a pumpkin bathroom to a coffin bed in Dracula's castle The Daily Mail wrote an article exploring the over-the-top ...

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Four Delaware County Towns To Visit By Bus

April 3, 2024

Presented by Chronogram With a rich history as a center of industry, agriculture, and recreation, Delaware County in the Great Western Catskills is home to many towns with charming Main streets ...

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10 Beautiful Wedding Venues in the Catskills in Brides

February 2, 2022

By Alyson Krueger The Catskills, a mountain region in the southeast part of New York State, is an ideal wedding destination. The area is full of natural beauty; you can get married along a creek ...

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The Best Small Towns in the Catskills for Hiking, Boutique Hotels, and Breweries in Travel + Leisure

January 1, 2022

Look, things change. We didn't need a pandemic to tell us that the Catskills, too, have evolved with the times. Harried city dwellers rushing to the Borscht Belt over the last two years have ...

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8 Cozy Winter Weekend Getaways from NY in Condé Nast Traveler

December 17, 2021

By Juliet Izon and Mark Ellwood Lower Catskills, New York The southern Catskills are far less rural than the northern reaches, and towns like Andes and Phoenicia embody a newfound artsy edge ...

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Chic Travel Ideas for a Nontraditional Thanksgiving in Coveteur

November 18, 2021

by Nicole Kliest Perhaps more than any other holiday, the theme of "returning home" is most closely linked with Thanksgiving. It's a time of year when relatives near and far gather around the ...

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Fodor’s Go List 2022: The Northeast – Hobart

November 17, 2021

Hobart The Catskills, New York This blink-and-you’ll-miss-it town in upstate New York is a paradise for bibliophiles. by Nikki Vargas If you love books, look no further than the Hobart Book ...

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Russells General Store Bovina New York

Vice Munchees at Russell’s General Store

November 12, 2021

Munchies Vice has discovered Russell's General Store in Bovina and says: Tucked away in the tiny town of Bovina, NY in the Catskill Mountains is Russell’s General Store: a quaint small general ...

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Road trip to Margaretville: 25+ things to see, do and eat in Times Union

September 7, 2021

by Perri Ormont Blumberg Spend the perfect day or weekend in this postcard-worthy, shop-filled western Catskills village Margaretville, an unassuming little village on the border of Catskill ...

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‘Frasier’ star Kelsey Grammer reflects on launching Faith American Brewing Company: ‘It’s no accident’ in Fox Business

September 4, 2021

By Stephanie Nolasco The actor transformed a property in the mountainous Catskills area of upstate New York into Faith American Brewing Company Kelsey Grammer, who spent much of his early years ...

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Keeping history alive through vintage baseball in Spectrum News 1

August 16, 2021

By Kate Callaway Suspenders and pillbox hats on an 80-degree day. That’s the attire for the Bovina Dairymen. “This is vintage baseball. That means baseball played by the rules and the ...

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13 Ideas to Steal from a Shaker-Inspired Farm & Fermentory in the Catskills in Remodelista

August 11, 2021

by Annie Quigley It was the old-fashioned details that hooked me when I first spotted Bovina Farm & Fermentory on Instagram: a hanging Shaker basket, tall beeswax tapers, handwritten menus, ...

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A Quick Trip to the Catskills Will Bring You to this Cozy Book Village in Hudson Valley Country

August 7, 2021

by Jess If you're a bookworm like myself, now might be the time to take a road trip to the Catskills. I grew up in the Hudson Valley, taking trips up to the Catskills and Adirondacks with my ...

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The 15 Most Stylish AirBnB’s in the United States in Elle Decor

July 16, 2021

By Vanessa Lawrence and Anna Fixsen If you’re looking into a vacation rental, chances are you want to live like a local. But what if you could also live like an early-20th-century Social ...

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Everywhere to Eat and Drink in the Western Catskills in Eater

June 15, 2021

by Richard Morgan Plenty of can’t-miss dining options are located just a little more than an hour or two away from New York City The Catskill Mountains’s Borscht Belt glory days are long ...

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The Best Cabins for a Secret Getaway Are Hidden Across the Country in Martha Stewart

March 30, 2021

By Erica Sloan Book one of them for natural scenery, fresh air, and sweeping vistas. Feeling a little cooped up? No one would blame you. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has relegated ...

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This Off-the-Grid Cabin in Upstate New York Is the Perfect Place to Unplug in House Beautiful

February 2, 2021

By Isabel Garcia You'll have 22 acres of land all to yourself at this cozy Airbnb. Tired of constantly scrolling through your phone? Hidden in a 22-acre stretch of land, sits a remote cabin ...

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7 Romantic Airbnbs Perfect For Your Next Getaway From New York City in Vogue

January 20, 2021

by Elise Taylor Need a romantic Airbnb for Valentine's Day, a holiday weekend, or just a general drive-to getaway with your significant other? How fun, but also potentially overwhelming to plan. ...

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How To Spend A Long Weekend In Quaint Margaretville, NY in Travel Awaits

January 4, 2021

by Barbara Winard As you enter Margaretville via a small bridge over the Delaware River in the western Catskills, you’ll encounter a kind of Brigadoon, a charming town with an eclectic mixture ...

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This New Hotel Room In The Catskills Is Straight Out Of A Magical Fairytale in Forbes

November 24, 2020

by Michelle Gross Three hours outside of New York City, The Faerie Forest is the stuff dreams are made of. Once upon a time, in June of 2020, a whimsical hotel called The Roxbury at Stratton ...

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The Roxbury Hotel in the Catskills features over-the-top themed rooms from Jetsons-style suites to a cottage with a pumpkin carriage bathroom in Business Insider

October 29, 2020

by Allison Tibaldi As a travel journalist who typically spends 100 nights in hotels annually, COVID-19 has upended my travel plans entirely since March. With the exception of one escape to an ...

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How to Spend a Perfect Fall Weekend in Upstate New York in Vogue

October 16, 2020

by Lisa Przystup My husband and I live in an 1893 farmhouse in Delhi—a small town in the Western Catskills that’s about three hours from the city and Bovina/Andes adjacent. Here’s the thing ...

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Love Everything Halloween? Check out These Top Places to Visit This October! in Distractify

September 15, 2020

By Gabrielle Bernardini Are you looking to getaway this fall season and explore what nature has to offer? Do you want to throw on your favorite sweater and see some of the top destinations to ...

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Is This The Most Instagrammable Hotel? in Forbes

August 31, 2020

by Jordi Lippe-McGraw With many 2020 vacations canceled, travelers are looking for any way to feel a sense of escape. Well, one Catskills hotel is taking that idea to a whole new level. The ...

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This Fang-tastic Dracula-Themed Tower Suite Includes Elegant Doorways and Haunting Decor in PopSugar

August 25, 2020

by Chanel Vargas Someone pour me a glass of blood-red wine, because I'm ready to kick back on a velvet chaise lounge in this gothic Dracula motel suite until next Halloween. The vampire-themed ...

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15 Unique Vacation Rentals and Places to Stay in New York in I Love NY

August 17, 2020

by I LOVE NY Staff Craving a getaway with a unique twist? These New York State vacation rentals and places to stay differ from the usual hotel experience with private entrances, remote locations, ...

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Kick Off Your Ruby Slippers — This Wizard of Oz Hotel Room Has a Glittery Emerald Bedspread in PopSugar

August 14, 2020

by Chanel Vargas Someone had better get Miss Dorothy Gale on the phone, because a Wizard of Oz-inspired motel room exists, and we might be dreaming. Inspired by the classic 1939 movie, the ...

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You’ll Fall In Love With This Quiet New York Town That Has More Books Than People in Only in Your State

August 3, 2020

by Lea Monroe Pick any one of New York’s towns out of a hat and you’ll almost always be pleasantly surprised by what you can find in these off-the-grid locations. Away from all of our major ...

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Where To Eat And Drink In The Catskills in The Infatuation

August 1, 2020

by Hannah Albertine The Catskills have changed quite a bit since the days of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dirty Dancing-style resorts, and anybody trying to put baby in a corner. (There are fewer ...

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Hanford Mills to Reopen with Virus Precautions in The Daily Star

July 29, 2020

By Greg Klein Hanford Mills Museum will reopen to the public for guided tours Wednesday, Aug. 12. Tours of Hanford's water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop will be offered ...

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13 Best Airbnbs Within 3 Hours of New York City in Conde Nast Traveler

July 26, 2020

by Madison Flager Of all the wonderful things New York City has to offer—an easily navigable subway system, more art, museums, and music than you know what to do with, endless cuisine ...

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If You Love ‘Hamilton,’ Stay in This Revolutionary War-themed Room in Upstate New York in Travel + Leisure

July 3, 2020

By Andrea Romano The Roxbury at Stratton Falls has an incredible room that history buffs will swoon over. Don’t throw away your shot at a truly unique stay in New York’s Catskill ...

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Food Food Trip: Discover 13 Delicious Multicultural Dishes in Upstate NY in NYup

June 24, 2020

By Chuck D'Imperio Upstate New York is certainly a melting pot if nothing else. And nowhere is that more evident than in the delicious diverse foods found around the region. Here is a “sampler ...

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Catskills Theaters and Museums in Visit The Catskills

November 21, 2019

By The Visit Catskills team As the leaves turn brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red, and the temperature begins to drop, head to the Catskills for a premiere show, seasonal art workshop, or ...

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Amy Helm to showcase music and Catskill Mountains on gig aboard train in Poughkeepsie Journal

November 13, 2019

By John W. Barry Railroads and rivers, stories and songs, the Catskill Mountains and a whole lot of history, on board and off the train you travel on — I can’t get enough of it all. That’s ...

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Villa Sposa in Atlas Obscura

October 14, 2019

The former home of an eccentric priest now hosts a mysterious secret supper club.   Driving down Route 30 toward Roxbury, New York has many perks—beautiful foliage, rolling hills dotted ...

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This Sweet Catskills Cafe Is the Ideal Comfort Food Restaurant for Leaf Peepers in Eater

October 11, 2019

By Robert Sietsema   It was five short years ago that I started tracking hickster restaurants in the Catskills. Really, they were not too hard to find, occurring with a frequency of one ...

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Taste of the Catskills to celebrate 10th anniversary in The Daily Star

October 10, 2019

By Sarah Eames   The Taste of the Catskills Festival will celebrate 10 years of showcasing local foods, beverages, art and music Saturday and Sunday at the Maple Shade Farm in ...

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Go to the Catskills for Gorgeous Fall Foliage — and Stay for the Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Travel + Leisure

October 9, 2019

By Caitlin Raux Gunther The Catskills haven't exactly been known for a thriving bar scene. While foliage and apple orchards draw plenty of visitors in the fall, the region’s watering holes ...

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The Best Tiny Towns to Visit in New York in Fodor’s Travel

September 28, 2019

By Maggie Rosenberg   Somewhere between the stillness of nature and the abundant expressions of vibrant art, you’ll become enchanted by the villages of the Catskills.   Small ...

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13 of the Best Food and Beverage Trails and Tours in New York State in iLoveNY

September 25, 2019

By  I LOVE NY Staff   New York State is home to celebrated wine regions, the verdant farm-to-table hotbed in the Hudson Valley, and some of the best microbrews, cheeses, and chocolates ...

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Hot spots to see fall foliage in the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania in Newsday

September 7, 2019

By Marshall S. Berdan For many fall foliage enthusiasts, leaf peeping is primarily a movable feast. That is to say, you hop in your car, proceed to a particularly colorful destination, and then ...

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Bovina Barns, Studios to Open Doors to Public in the Daily Star

August 22, 2019

By Daily Star Staff   Members of the public are invited to tour the workspaces of artists in Bovina and Andes on Saturday for the 8th annual Open Barn and Studio Tour. “It’s a mix ...

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Dirt Road Camp offers unique outdoor experience in the Daily Star

August 16, 2019

By Allison Collins   Avid campers Brad Lockwood and Laura LaSpaluto, 48 and 37, met doing what they love but decided to take camping in a different direction — all the way off the beaten ...

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A Stay at This 19th-century Catskills Mansion Brings Out Your Inner Child in the Best Ways in Travel + Leisure

August 11, 2019

By Talia Avakian   A stay at this space is all about imagination and play.   Part of why I love traveling is the lessons you bring back with you after a journey, from the ...

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Thomas the Tank Engine makes annual Catskills visit in the Daily Star

August 11, 2019

By Sarah Eames For two weekends each year, the historic Delaware & Ulster Railroad station transforms into the Knapford Railway Station, home of Thomas the Tank Engine and his ...

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Catskill Puppet Theater Brings THE WILLOW GIRL to FSC in Broadway World

August 1, 2019

By Broadway World news desk. Photo courtesy of Catskill Puppet Theater   This piece tells the story of a young Chinese girl who immigrates to the American frontier, and finds herself in a ...

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When You’re Tired of the City, Escape to the Catskills in Food52

July 30, 2019

By Rebecca Firkser   In the past few years, the sleepier areas of upstate New York have become home to some of the most exciting artists, musicians, chefs, and makers. Drive two hours ...

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Awesome hotel Roxbury Motel in Great Western Catskills

A Night at the Roxbury: Themed Catskills motel will take you out of this world on NYup.com

July 14, 2019

By Ngoc Huynh   There is a place nestled among the picturesque Catskill Mountains that can turn your fantasy into reality.   It's the themed Roxbury Motel, where each room or suite ...

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11 of the Best Glamping Experiences in New York State in iLoveNY

June 20, 2019

By I LOVE NY staff Glamping takes one of life’s simple pleasures—sleeping in the great outdoors—and elevates it with creature comforts and modern conveniences. There’s no tent to set up, ...

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Awesome hotel Roxbury Motel in Great Western Catskills

17 of the Best Affordable Hotels in the US by TODAY

May 9, 2019

By Katie Jackson When the first Motel 6 opened its doors in 1962, rooms were only $6 per night. These days it seems like it's difficult to find quality rooms for under $75, but it's not ...

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8 Things to Do In and Around the Catskill This Summer by Newsday

April 16, 2019

By Marshall S. Berdan Two truly epic events in American history occurred 50 years ago this summer: the moon landing in July and the Woodstock Festival — “3 Days of Peace and Music” in ...

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Is the Hudson Valley (and Catskills) Turning Into the Hamptons? by The New York Times

April 12, 2019

By Julie Satow Developers have discovered the once-sleepy Catskills and are building million-dollar homes there. And now there’s a bus service modeled after the Hampton Jitney. For Amelia ...

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‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ shot Season 2 scenes in the Catskills by Time Union

December 12, 2018

By Emily Masters Amazon's Emmy-award-winning show about a 1950s New York City comedienne will take an upstate turn in its second season, which is due out next week. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" ...

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The Catskills-Best in Travel 2019 from Lonely Planet

November 6, 2018

It's a whole big world out there so we were delighted to find that The Catskills region has been included in the Best in Travel 2019, Top Ten Regions to visit by Lonely Planet. The Catskills ...

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13 Catskills and Hudson Valley Restaurants Worth the Detour 13 Catskills and Hudson Valley Restaurants Worth the Detour by Food & Wine

October 29, 2018

By Zachary Feldman Idyllic and easily accessible for nature-starved New Yorkers and scores of other tourists, the Catskills and the Hudson Valley are home to a bounty of exceptional ...

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Gary Graham Relaunches From a Room of His Own in Upstate New York by Vogue Magazine

October 24, 2018

By  LAIRD BORRELLI-PERSSON for Vogue Magazine. Gary Graham is a history-loving designer storyteller with a Gothic streak, and his work, which is included in several museum collections, often has a ...

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On The Road…To The Catskill Mountains in Happenings Magazine

October 1, 2018

By the Happenings team Delaware & Ulster Railroad Is there any better way to view the landscape than by train? Most fall weekends, the Rip Van Winkle Flyer takes passengers on a two-hour ...

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Catskill’s Newest Hickster Restaurant Goldenrod Is a Seasonal Triumph by Eater

August 17, 2018

Crusty rye sourdough and salad with freshly picked cucumber make the Pines alum restaurant worth trying By Robert Sietsema  Every summer, a friend and I drive up to the Catskills to scour the ...

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TheLIST: The Best Last-Minute Weekend Getaways From NYC from Harpers Bazaar

June 28, 2018

By NATASHA HUANG SMITH  JUN 23, 2018   New Yorkers know how to work hard and play hard–and when the weekends hit, it's time to relax and unwind. With Summer Fridays upon us, you’ve ...

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Eat & Stay: Foodie Getaways in Delaware County, NY by Escape Brooklyn

May 8, 2018

Two hours from New York City, farmland is abundant in the Western Catskills, where rolling hills meet lush valleys to create ideal conditions for growing produce and raising animals. ...

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17 of the Most Retro Hotels in America by Readers Digest

May 7, 2018

BY KELSEY OGLETREE From tie-dye and tiki to vintage signs and record players, retro details are making modern hotels feel totally fresh. Check out these destinations that capture ...

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A Tiny New York Town With Not One, But 5 Indie Bookstores from Atlas Obscura

January 9, 2018

The village of Hobart, home to fewer than 500 people, serves as a modest reminder that books can change people and places.   By Daniel A Gross The village of Hobart, New York, is ...

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11 Reasons to Drive to the Catskills by Zagat

November 20, 2017

BUCOLIC BED-AND-BREAKFASTS AND FARM-TO-TABLE DINING by Juliet Izon There’s no real consensus on where the Catskill Mountains begin and end; drive northwest of New York City until you see a ...

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Your Guide to Hobart Book Village, a Bookworm’s Dream in the Catskills by Brownstoner

June 6, 2016

By Linda Lowen   Sure, Brooklyn’s got a thriving literary scene, but does it have six — count ’em, six — independent booksellers all within a block of one another? In Hobart, ...

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A Guide to Delaware County’s Thriving Craft Culture from the New York Times

December 15, 2015

By Mimi Vu On a rainy evening last month in the town of Andes, N.Y., a number of farmers and artisans convened for a harvest dinner. The venue was an 1850s Carpenter Gothic building that had, at ...

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