Malenovice - chata Orlí hnízdo
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Malenovice - chata Orlí hnízdo

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A: Malenovice - Borova - behind church

by Jakub Volný, 330 meters away

View on Lysa mountain. Place is situated behind church of st. Ignac from Loyola in Malenovice village.

Malenovice - Borova - behind church

B: Vrch Borova Malenovice

by Robert Mročka, 410 meters away

Kopec Borová ve středu obce Malenovice s výhledem na kostel sv. Ignáce, obec Malenovice a masiv Ondře...

Vrch Borova Malenovice

C: Slavnostní otevření Hospody pod Borovou v Malenovicích

by Robert Mročka, 420 meters away

Slavnostní otevření Hospody pod Borovou v Malenovicích.

Slavnostní otevření Hospody pod Borovou v Malenovicích

D: Malenovice - Borova - church (2)

by Jakub Volný, 420 meters away

Another nice view from church above Malenovice village with clear weather. Panorama was taken in wint...

Malenovice - Borova - church (2)

E: Malenovice - Borova - church

by Jakub Volný, 420 meters away

Nice view from church above Malenovice village. Panorama was taken in winter 2010.

Malenovice - Borova - church

F: Kostel Na Borove

by Robert Mročka, 430 meters away

Kostel sv. Ignáce z Loyoly na Borové v Malenovicích. Farní kostel zasvěcený sv. Ignáci z Loyoly na vr...

Kostel Na Borove

G: Malenovice - Borova

by Jakub Volný, 430 meters away

Malenovice is little village near Frýdlant nad Ostravicí town. Panorama was taken in winter 2009.

Malenovice - Borova

H: Malenovice - Borova (2)

by Jakub Volný, 440 meters away

Malenovice is little village near Frýdlant nad Ostravicí town. Panorama was taken in winter 2010.

Malenovice - Borova (2)

I: Malenovice - garden view

by Jakub Volný, 460 meters away

Malenovice - garden view

J: Satinské vodopády v Malenovicích

by Robert Mročka, 1.6 km away

Satinské vodopády v Malenovicích

Satinské vodopády v Malenovicích

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.

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