Mlýnský pramen
Czech Republic
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Uploaded: 31/08/2009
Updated: 23/09/2014


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Zbigniew Pilip
Karlovy Vary, Lazenska Street
Dušan Vondra
Mlýnská kolonáda
Zbigniew Pilip
Karlovy Vary - Mlynska Kolonada
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Vyhlídka na kolonádu u Skalníkových sadů
Zbigniew Pilip
Trzni Kolonada - Karlove Vary
Karlovy Vary
Aleksey Mayer
Karlovy Vary, observation place
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Karlovarské Vřídlo
Istvan Bozsik
Baron Lutzow's Villa in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Andrew Usatyuk
Карловы Вары
Cristian Marinescu
Karlovy Vary
B. Quitterer
Karlovy Vary Carlsbad in Czech Republic
hiroaki AIKAWA
Candy Candy Collection
Mark Florko
Antonio's Chapel
Edward Crabbe
The water tank of Etterbeek / Le Reservoire d'eau d'Etterbeek
Ice swimming pier along the lake Siilinjärvi
Mahmood Hamidi
Haellholmen Angelsberg Sweden
Phil Warner
Tucson Cactus off Mount Lemmon Highway
Willy Kaemena
Panoramic Conference 2010 Tucson
Phil Warner
Windy Point Vista - Tucson, AZ
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Deluxe Family King Shower Room, Festive Hotel, Singapore
Dieter Hofer
Old Railway Bridge at Ponte Brolla
Martin Broomfield
High tide mark, Gili Trawangan
Evgeny Efimov
Abandoned electric station on the river Olym, view from the dam
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Zoo Praha - Sichuan
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ZOO Prague - African savanna
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Mlýnská kolonáda
Dušan Vondra
Zoo Pague - gorilla pavilion
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Zahrada Na Baště
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Modrý důl
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ZOO Prague - flamingos
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Hradčanské náměstí
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Kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie
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Pod Pravčickou bránou
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Pramen Štěpánka
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Prague Castle
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.