Mělník, hlavní náměstí / Main Sqare.
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Mělník, hlavní náměstí / Main Sqare.

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Historické náměstí v Mělníku s radnicí.

The historic square with the town hall in Melnik.

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A: Melnik Palackeho Ulice

by Petr Prager, 80 meters away

Melnik Palackeho Ulice

B: Mělník. U bašty / With Bastion

by Cibula Vincent, 80 meters away

Mělník, Náměstí Míru, u bašty.Melnik, Peace Square, With Bastion

Mělník.  U bašty /  With Bastion

C: Melnik U Straku

by Petr Prager, 100 meters away

Melnik U Straku

D: Mělník, ulica ke kostelu / Street of The Church.

by Cibula Vincent, 100 meters away

Ulice Svatováclavská, ke kostelu.Street St. Wenceslas, The direction of The Church.

Mělník, ulica ke kostelu / Street of The Church.

E: Mělník - U zámku / On The Castle.

by Cibula Vincent, 140 meters away

Zámecká ulice / The Castle street.

Mělník - U zámku / On The Castle.

F: Mělník, zámek

by Petr Prager, 170 meters away

Mělník, zámek

G: Mělník, kostel /Curch.

by Cibula Vincent, 180 meters away

Kostel svatého Petra a Pavla.Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

Mělník, kostel /Curch.

H: Tyršův Dům Mělník

by Petr Prager, 190 meters away

Tyršův Dům Mělník

I: town Mělník

by Jakub Laštovička, 190 meters away

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town Mělník

J: Mělník, na vyhlídce / On The View.

by Cibula Vincent, 210 meters away

Na Vyhlídce. Nad soutokem Vltavy a Labe. S výhledem na umělý plavební kanál se zdymadlem.On the Looko...

Mělník, na vyhlídce / On The View.

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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