Holesov - Christmas Square
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Zdeněk Skalník EXPERT Taken 21:42, 01/01/2011 - Views loading...


Holesov - Christmas Square

The World > Europe > Czech Republic

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Holešov - vánoční náměstí - prosinec 2010

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Czech Republic


A: Opel Vectra B Caravan Interior

by Zdeněk Skalník, 1.3 km away

Opel Vectra B Caravan Interior

B: Kurovice quarry

by Zdeněk Skalník, 7.8 km away

Zamrzlý lom v Kurovicích. Foceno z ruky (4+1Z+1N)

Kurovice quarry

C: Holy Hostyn - the stairs to the Basilica

by Zdeněk Skalník, 10.0 km away

Svatý Hostýn, významné mariánské poutní místo na střední Moravě, v Olomoucké arcidiecézi, ve Zlínském...

Holy Hostyn - the stairs to the Basilica

D: Hostyn - Wind power

by Zdeněk Skalník, 10.3 km away

Větrná elektrárna na Hostýně. Uvedena do provozu v roce 1994. Výkon 225 kW. Výška 30m. Foceno z ruky ...

Hostyn - Wind power

E: Zoo Zlín Lešná Dětský koutek

by Richard Toman, 11.6 km away

Zoo Zlín Lešná Dětský koutek

F: Zoo Zlín Lešná u Kaktusu

by Richard Toman, 11.8 km away

Zoo Zlín Lešná u Kaktusu

G: Zoo Zlín Lešná Zámek

by Richard Toman, 12.1 km away

Zoo Zlín Lešná Zámek

H: Zoo Zlín Lešná u Želvy

by Richard Toman, 12.1 km away

Zoo Zlín Lešná u Želvy

I: Zoo Zlín Lešná u Vstupu

by Richard Toman, 12.2 km away

Výstavba celého areálu začala v roce 1804. Vznikla zde stavba určená k chovu bažantů, která sloužila ...

Zoo Zlín Lešná u Vstupu

J: Zoo Zlín Lešná u Žiraf Rothschild

by Richard Toman, 12.3 km away

Žirafa je nejvyšším suchozemským savcem. Pro její tělo je typický dozadu svažující se hřbet, dlouhé š...

Zoo Zlín Lešná u Žiraf Rothschild

This panorama was taken in Czech Republic

This is an overview of 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.

Share this panorama