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cold-storage room in cellars of Teplá monastery

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The Praemonstratensis monastery near the Teplá town was established in 1193 by a czech aristocrat Hroznata. The romano - gothic church was built at the begining of the 13th century, whereas the majority of monastery buildings come from the end of the 17th century. This panorama shows a cold-storage room from the beginnig of the 20th century, located in monastery cellars.

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A: cellars in the Teplá monastery - archaeological probe 61

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 50 meter væk

The Praemonstratensis monastery near the Teplá town was established in 1193 by a czech aristocrat Hro...

cellars in the Teplá monastery - archaeological probe 61

B: Baroque clock mechanism inside the church tower in Teplá monastery

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 60 meter væk

The Praemonstratensis monastery near the Teplá town was established in 1193 by a czech aristocrat Hro...

Baroque clock mechanism inside the church tower in Teplá monastery

C: under the floor of the monastery church

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 70 meter væk

The Praemonstratensis monastery near the Teplá town was established in 1193 by a czech aristocrat Hro...

under the floor of the monastery church

D: View from the church tower in Teplá monastery

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 80 meter væk

The Praemonstratensis monastery near the Teplá town was established in 1193 by a czech aristocrat Hro...

View from the church tower in Teplá monastery

E: Praemonstratensis monastery Teplá at night

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 90 meter væk

The Praemonstratensis monastery near the Teplá town was established in 1193 by a czech aristocrat Hro...

Praemonstratensis monastery Teplá at night

F: the roof of the monastery church

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 90 meter væk

The Praemonstratensis monastery near the Teplá town was established in 1193 by a czech aristocrat Hro...

the roof of the monastery church

G: archaeological probe no. 12 in Teplá monastery

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 110 meter væk

The Praemonstratensis monastery near the Teplá town was established in 1193 by a czech aristocrat Hro...

archaeological probe no. 12 in Teplá monastery

H: Indian camping at Kosí stream - Construction of the Willyvod

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 10.4 km væk

Willyvod is a special construction (founded by Willy), consisting of a weir and a hose. Its function ...

Indian camping at Kosí stream - Construction of the Willyvod

I: Indian camping at the Kosí stream - longhouse

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 10.5 km væk

Inside the dwelling of Iroquois indian people, called "longhouse". A very comfortable way of camping,...

Indian camping at the Kosí stream - longhouse

J: Indian camping at the Kosí stream - tanning of the badgers leather

Af Joseph Svejnoha, 10.5 km væk

The badgers carcass was found near a road, so his fur was hidden and tanned, using traditional indian...

Indian camping at the Kosí stream - tanning of the badgers leather

Dette panorama blev taget i Czech Republic

Dette er et overblik over Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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