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Praha-Modřany
Czech Republic
Copyright: Jakub Jakeš
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Chargée: 13/04/2012
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Tomáš Klíma
Prazsky rallysprint 2011 - finish - Jozef Beres (3.)
David Melechovsky
Aeroklub Tocna
David Melechovsky
Aeroklub Tocna
David Melechovsky
Aeroklub Tocna
Tomáš Klíma
Autumn forest path - Chuchelsky haj
David Melechovsky
Letiste Tocna
Tomáš Klíma
Autumn forest - Chuchelsky haj
David Melechovsky
Letiste Tocna
Tomáš Klíma
Nothing but trees - Chcuchelsky haj
Jeffrey Martin
Zbraslav - the Rotunda
Jiri Syrovatko
20121020 Krouzky na Vltave playground in Prague.jpg
Jeffrey Martin
Zbraslav - the Chateau
Hans von Weissenfluh
Basilica of Santissima Annunziata del Vastato
yunzen liu
the Historical Culture Long Corridor in WuhanJiangtan
Hans von Weissenfluh
The Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, Budapest, Hungary
Lake Pragser Wildsee South Tyrol
Mountain Roen South Tyrol
Castle Boymont Eppan South Tyrol
Matt Nolan
Ice in long-term cold storage at NICL
Neil Parris
Perito Moreno Glacier
Hans von Weissenfluh
Palazzo San Giorgio, Loggia
Hans von Weissenfluh
Boccadasse, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Hans von Weissenfluh
Palazzo San Giorgio, Sala del Capitano
Vladimir Salman
River port Naberezhnye Chelny 01
Jakub Jakeš
Old socialist wall at Barrandov terraces
Jakub Jakeš
Veggie parade
Jakub Jakeš
Slovansky ostrov, Prague, Czech Republic
Jakub Jakeš
Square in Nürnberg
Jakub Jakeš
Train station at Sudoměř
Jakub Jakeš
Castle of Borotin, Borotin, Czech Republic
Jakub Jakeš
Old spa
Jakub Jakeš
Rudolfinum
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Cervena Lhota State Castle
Jakub Jakeš
Karlův most
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Praha-Modřany
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Crossroads Choustnik
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.