My Bee hive on top of the Beskydy Mountains
My Bee hive on top of the Beskydy Mountains is an experiment, if the bees can live at high altitude. A hive is located on top of one of the Beskydy mountains. The exact location is secret for protection. Hive is at a height of 12xx m (height and coordinates are precisely known). Everything is permitted by the competent authorities of forests and nature conservation.
Výhled na Ostravici od hotelu Liptov.
Skiareál Na Čele na Ostravici.
Výhled u hotelu Zlatý orel na Ostavici.
Ostravice - výhled od hotelu Beltine, směrem na Lysou horu.
Zima na Ostravici z terasy hotelu Beltine. Přes údolí Ostravice je výhled na Lysou horu.
Ubytování v obci Ostravice v beskydských lesích. Z pokojů je krásný výhled na Lysou horu přes údolí O...
Bučací vodopád na Smrku.
Bučací vodopád na Smrku
Pohled na přehradu Šance z úbočí Malého Smrku.
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.