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Zámek Blatná
Czech Republic
Copyright: Jakub hruska
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Uploaded: 24/08/2011
Updated: 02/10/2011
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Tags: castle; medieval; renaissance; gothic; purkyne; water
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Jakub Hruska
Chateau Blatna
Joseph Svejnoha
Margaret's hill
Vladimír Baxa
Before Pension Kubesuv mlyn
H.J.Weber
Makov - pond closed to the animal resque station
H.J.Weber
Makov - Animal Resque Station
H.J.Weber
Makov - Animal Resque Station Storks incubating
H.J.Weber
Makov - Animal Resque Station Fish Otter
Libor Fettr
Wedding of Julie and Stepan in Sunbay
Miloslav Petrtýl
Landa lake
Libor Fettr
Sunbay summer camp
Libor Fettr
Sunbay summer camp - beach
Josef Švejnoha
trainstop Mileč
Jaime Brotóns
Cabo de Palos, Murcia
njohn
Lantau Trail Stage 2 Sunset Peak 鳳凰徑第二段-大東山
Victorina
Trees on the slope of mountain Pyhä in winter
Amin Abedini
Karim-khan Farash (Sedgh-Amiz) Historical House
bibouroku tabito
Autumn colour of Tokeiin Temple (3)
Ivan Miladinov
Kobilini steni - 360 panorama
Chaiyot Kosuwanpipat
Morning at Kho Sichang
Jörgen Tannerstedt
Milky way from southern Oland
Salma ElDardiry
Philea Sunset
Kudo Kenji Photograph
白川温泉 竹ふえ 竹林の湯 Takefue Bamboo Forest Bath 1
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Traditional barber shop - Čikato
Ferda Dogancoskun
Mimar Sinan Mosque - İstanbul / TURKEY - www.sanalgezinti.com
Jakub Hruska
Under the Pont du Gard
Jakub Hruska
Terraced gardens in Villa Taranto
Jakub Hruska
Oude Hoogstraat
Jakub Hruska
Zahrada Černínského paláce
Jakub Hruska
Under the chateau Jindrichuv Hradec
Jakub Hruska
Sunny day at Lago Maggiore
Jakub Hruska
Fencing training
Jakub Hruska
Domplatz in Bamberg
Jakub Hruska
Jizera mountains foothill
Jakub Hruska
Château Comtal in Carcassonne
Jakub Hruska
Narbonne Donjon
Jakub Hruska
Piazza del Duomo in Milano
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.