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Kuks - Hospital Courtyard

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View from the middle of baroque Hospital Kuks's courtyard. Taken in late autumn. The sky is clear, the sun is shining, the temperature is just above freezing point. It is off season, so it's nice and quiet in here. The wonderful baroque building is in sore condition nowadays, which actually adds to the magic of the place.

In the yard you can see two statues by Matthias Bernard Braun facing each other. The left one is called Small Christian Warrior and the one on the right is Hospitality. There's one more - sitting on top of the gate - and it is called Polyphemus.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Czech Republic

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A: Kuks - Holy Trinity Church

von Libor Fettr, 70 Meter entfernt

HOSPITAL WITH VIRTUES AND VICESThe building of the hospital dominated the right bank of the river. Th...

Kuks - Holy Trinity Church

B: Kuks - Warrior Statue

von Libor Fettr, 80 Meter entfernt

The Great Christian Warrior "Miles Christianus",  Matthias Bernard Braun, 1732. This statue was forme...

Kuks - Warrior Statue

C: Kuks - Hospital Park

von Tomas Kysela, 80 Meter entfernt

View from the middle of Hospital Kuks's garden. Taken in late autumn. The sky is clear and the grass ...

Kuks - Hospital Park

D: Kuks - Hospital Orchard

von Tomas Kysela, 90 Meter entfernt

View of the orchard by baroque hospital Kuks in eastern Bohemia. It's late autumn frosty morning and ...

Kuks - Hospital Orchard

E: Kuks - Cemetery

von Tomas Kysela, 190 Meter entfernt

View from the middle of Hospital Kuks's cemetery. Taken in late autumn. The sky is clear and the gras...

Kuks - Cemetery

F: Kuks

von Martin Hrdlička, 440 Meter entfernt

Zámecké zahrady.

Kuks

G: Kuks Via Crucis

von Libor Fettr, 2.3 entfernt

 Calvary of 21st centuryCountry of Cross (Čestmír Mudruňka)The Way is situated near Kuks. The whole p...

Kuks Via Crucis

H: Jaroměř

von Martin Hrdlička, 5.8 entfernt

Náměstí ČSA

Jaroměř

I: Dvur Kralove

von Martin Hrdlička, 6.8 entfernt

Ve Dvoře Králové se nachází jedno z největších ZOO v České republice.

Dvur Kralove

J: Fort Josefov

von Jakub Laštovička, 7.1 entfernt

The fort was originally named Ball (according to the village which was here before). After the death ...

Fort Josefov

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Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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