0 Likes

church-the-dome-olomouc-czech-republic
Czech Republic
Enjoy the inside view of gorgeous church The Dome in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Copyright: Martin Vaclavik
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 2828x1414
Taken: 25/02/2012
Uploaded: 26/04/2012
Updated: 30/04/2012
Views:

...


Tags: olomouc; dom
comments powered by Disqus

Willy Kaemena
Gallery of 7 Millions
Willy Kaemena
Tween Decks Passengers
Carlos Chegado
Dolce Vita Antas Shopping Center Zara
Willy Kaemena
Immigration Ellis Island
Igor Kristov
Colosseum at dusk
dieter kik
Quimper Pont Ste Catherine
Willy Kaemena
Sanitary Facilities
Dave Hughes
Egerton Bridge Wirral England
dieter kik
Abeille Bourbon Port de Brest Bretagne France
Thomas Krueger
Harbour of Framura
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Farewell in Montreal Nord
Jan Koehn
St. Michaelis Church 1
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.