0 Likes

20130605 img 8009 panorama out 1
Czech Republic
Copyright: Stanislav Dekanovsky
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11000x5500
Uploaded: 08/06/2013
Updated: 18/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: flood
comments powered by Disqus

Cibula Vincent
Ústí nad Labem
Tomas Kysela
Usti nad Labem - 2013 Flood from above
Cibula Vincent
Ústí nad Labem
Stephan Messner
Hrad Blansko/ Burg Blankenstein at sunrise
Martin Hrdlička
Ústí nad Labem
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Floods - culminating - Ústí nad Labem 6.6.2013
Otakar Haška
Střekov castle
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Memorial Hussite battle of " Na Běhání "
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Stadice - memorial of Přemysl Oráč
Stanislav Dekanovsky
The pond of castle at Chlumec
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Dubice
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Church of St. Barbara. Dubičky
Marcio Cabral
Fitz Roy Valley at sunrise
bibouroku tabito
Daibutu-den(Great Buddha Hall)of Todai-ji Temple,Nara
Pascal Moulin
Nef de l'église Saint-Nicolas de Barfleur - France
yunzen liu
Shaanxi Xi'an Qianling Mausoleum 3——the 61 headless stone figures
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Canberra Centre Skate Park
Aurelio Ferrari
Church of S. John the Baptist - Mogno
Unkle Kennykoala
Tidbinbilla NR - Cascades Trail
Andrea Biffi
Venezia, San Giorgio dei Greci
Marvin del Cid
Semuc Champey
Uwe Buecher
Blick vom Aschaffenburger Schloss über den Main
Ivan Schuler Pascasio
Desert Ica Huacachina Peru
John Roberts
Bells Canyon, Sandy, Utah, USA
Stanislav Dekanovsky
End of race Krušnoton 2013
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Ruins castle Ryzmburk Osek near Teplice
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Originally Romanesque church of St.. Jakub
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Prosetice
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Mass grave of 10,000 fallen soldiers of the Battle of Chlumec in the year 1813
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Img 6254 Colloredo Mansfeld
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Dinky castle in Teplice
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Lane Spa Teplice
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Stadice - memorial of Přemysl Oráč
Stanislav Dekanovsky
The bridge over the creek Bílina
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Wetland at Rtyně
Stanislav Dekanovsky
obývák
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.