Rasovka - winter 2
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Rasovka - winter 2

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View of Liberec city from a snowy plain on the Jested range. You can see the Jizera Mountains in northeastern direction. Behind those hills staright to the north there is Poland. To the very east you can catch a glimpse of white Krkonose Mountains on the horizon.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Czech Republic

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A: Rasovka Lookout View

von Tomas Kysela, 440 Meter entfernt

Rasovka Lookout View

B: Javornik - The Giant Barrel

von Tomas Kysela, 2.6 entfernt

Javornik - The Giant Barrel

C: 24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Motocross

von Tomas Kysela, 2.8 entfernt

Panorama taken by the Motocross - a forest single track part of the Těžká Pohoda 24 hour MTB race cou...

24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Motocross

D: 24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Morning in Podlesi

von Tomas Kysela, 2.9 entfernt

Panorama taken in Podlesí - a small village with a beat up road that was part of the Těžká Pohoda 24 ...

24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Morning in Podlesi

E: 24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Almost There

von Tomas Kysela, 2.9 entfernt

Panorama taken at the last forest single track part of the Těžká Pohoda 24 hour MTB race course. Apar...

24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Almost There

F: 24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - 5:30AM Race Buffet

von Tomas Kysela, 3.0 entfernt

Panorama taken in the early morning race buffet of the Těžká Pohoda 24 hour MTB race. The race is hel...

24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - 5:30AM Race Buffet

G: 24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Before Midnight

von Tomas Kysela, 3.0 entfernt

24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Before Midnight

H: 24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Handicup

von Tomas Kysela, 3.1 entfernt

Panorama taken in the afternoon of the Těžká Pohoda 24 hour MTB race. It captures the introduction of...

24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Handicup

I: 24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Into the Night

von Tomas Kysela, 3.2 entfernt

Night view of the race center of the Těžká Pohoda 24 hour MTB race in Vesec, Liberec. This shot is a ...

24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Into the Night

J: 24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Le Mans Start

von Tomas Kysela, 3.2 entfernt

Panorama taken at the start of the Těžká Pohoda 24 hour MTB race. The start is traditionally in Le Ma...

24 Hours MTB Liberec 2013 - Le Mans Start

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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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