Melnik Tower on a cloudy day - 2
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Melnik Tower on a cloudy day - 2

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A: Tower in Melnik - 1

Par Jeffrey Martin, à moins de 10 mètres

Tower in Melnik - 1

B: Inside the Tower in Melnik

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 10 mètres

Inside the Tower in Melnik

C: Old School / Monastery in Melnik

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 20 mètres

Old School / Monastery in Melnik

D: Mělník, na vyhlídce / On The View.

Par Cibula Vincent, à 30 mètres

Na Vyhlídce. Nad soutokem Vltavy a Labe. S výhledem na umělý plavební kanál se zdymadlem.On the Looko...

Mělník, na vyhlídce / On The View.

E: Mělník, kostel /Curch.

Par Cibula Vincent, à 40 mètres

Kostel svatého Petra a Pavla.Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

Mělník, kostel /Curch.

F: Melnik Vineyard

Par Jeffrey Martin, à 70 mètres

Sometimes the weather isn't so great, but that's the only time you have to go on a little road trip. ...

Melnik Vineyard

G: town Mělník

Par Jakub Laštovička, à 70 mètres

The city was founded in the 13th Melnik century castle of the market and later settlements. Charter c...

town Mělník

H: Mělník, zámek

Par Petr Prager, à 70 mètres

Mělník, zámek

I: Mělník - U zámku / On The Castle.

Par Cibula Vincent, à 100 mètres

Zámecká ulice / The Castle street.

Mělník - U zámku / On The Castle.

J: Mělník, ulica ke kostelu / Street of The Church.

Par Cibula Vincent, à 130 mètres

Ulice Svatováclavská, ke kostelu.Street St. Wenceslas, The direction of The Church.

Mělník, ulica ke kostelu / Street of The Church.

Ce panorama é été pris à Czech Republic

Ceci est un aperçu de 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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