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Josefov
Czech Republic
Copyright: Jakub laštovička
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Chargée: 11/08/2011
Mis à jour: 07/11/2012
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Jakub Laštovička
Pec pod Sněžkou
Tomáš Klíma
Happy new year in every way! PF 2012 Martina & Tomas
Jan Vrsinsky
Na lanovce na Ruzovou horu
Jan Ometak
Stezery
Dariusz GORAL
R Owy Dul
Jan Vrsinsky
Horni stanice lanovky na Ruzove hore 20120526
Petr Prager
Bouda Svornost Krkonoše
Libor Fettr
Ruzovohorske sedlo v Krkonosich
Jan Vrsinsky
Zastavka pred vystupem na vrchol Snezky 20120526
Jan Vrsinsky
Deti tesne pod vrcholem Snezky 20120526
Libor Fettr
Krkonoše - Obří důl
Jakub Laštovička
Mountain Sněžka
Martin Broomfield
Fanz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Gregory Panayotou
Jinek Bay
Hervé Douris
At the Maïdo
Jan Totzek
Festival Diepholz
Jan Koehn
Mirador del Rio - Roof Terrace
Manolo Rubio
Casa de Guardiola, Logia
Alexey Yuzhakov
Kremlin area
Pavel Bogdanov
Tolstoy Square in Piatigorsk
Hervé Douris
Sunset over an eruption
Hervé Douris
The west coast
Pavel Bogdanov
Aeolian Harp in Pyatigorsk (night)
Andrew Mishin
Invalid's car - made in USSR.
Jakub Laštovička
Fort Josefov
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ruins Šelmberk
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Jetrichovice-ruin
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Hotel Lázně Tábor, Tábor Accommodation
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Kriváň peak
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The chateau of Hluboká in night
Jakub Laštovička
Suchomel Island Camp
Jakub Laštovička
The Sliezsky House
Jakub Laštovička
Via Ferrata-Tábor
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Marina Orlík
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The chateau of Hluboká in night 2
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Stadlec chain bridge
More About 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.