0 Likes

Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Czech Republic
Copyright: Jeffrey martin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6800x3400
Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 02/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: life
comments powered by Disqus

Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Jeffrey Martin
Manu Chao at the Rock for People Festival, July 2006
Michal Kowalski
Český Brod - Railway station
Michal Szajter
Wine cellar Úvaly
Jeffrey Martin
Luxurious Family House in Prisimasy
Vil Muhametshin
Talking with giraffes at the Riga Zoo, Latvia
Ramin Dehdashti
Assarkhaneh Shahi (Oil Extracting House)
Ramin Dehdashti
The Mashrutiyat House
claudio-agostini
Canale di Tenno - medieval town
Marcio Cabral
Carioquinhas Waterfalls
Stéphane Meurisse
Mont Fourcat Ariege Pyrenees
Assaf Spiegler
Ponte dei Salti, Lavertezzo, Valle Verzasca
Macinski, George Peter
Crawford Lake Iroquois VIllage
Wayne Edwards
Cubic Experiment at The Wild Building, Birmingham
Macinski, George Peter
Crawford Lake Iroquois Village
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Railwaymuseum Camlik 8
Gearoid Casey
Columbarium Ballybeg
Jeffrey Martin
Stavovske Divadlo - Estates Theater Stage
Jeffrey Martin
The Next Web Conference, 2012 - 2
Jeffrey Martin
Duplex
Jeffrey Martin
Fishing on the Malecon
Jeffrey Martin
The Museum of Communism
Jeffrey Martin
Tequila Streets 0924
Jeffrey Martin
Jirny, Sredocesky region
Jeffrey Martin
Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mirejovice - Street 3
Jeffrey Martin
Sphericam and Octocopter flying on the LA River 3
Jeffrey Martin
Prague Skyline, from Letna Park
Jeffrey Martin
Franti Ben and Jeff at Petynka Swimming Pool
Jeffrey Martin
Kampa Park
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.