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The Steeple in the Edersee in Waldeck, Germany

About 75 miles north of Frankfurt, Germany is a reservoir called the Edersee. During normal weather the manmade lake covers over four and a half square miles, but these last few seasons have been anything but normal. It’s been so dry, the banks have receded to reveal parts of villages that had long been lost to watery memory. During the driest months crowds have come to the Edersee to poke around the old village streets and foundations that have reemerged, and to try to find the remains of a small church—a church that was never there in the first place.
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