Moravka river
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Moravka river

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Moravka river near Frýdek-Místek. It is important afluent of river Ostravice. Part of the river creates a nice natural locality reminding few meters deep canyon.

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A: reka moravka

by Robert Mročka, 630 meters away

Řeka Mor?vka prot?kaj?c? obc? Dobr?

reka moravka

B: Hudebni Klub Stoun Vchod

by Robert Mročka, 1.1 km away

Vchod do hudebního klubu Stoun ve Frýdku-Místku. www.stoun.cz

Hudebni Klub Stoun Vchod

C: Hudebni Klub Stoun Bar

by Robert Mročka, 1.1 km away

Bar v hudebním klubu Stoun ve Frýdku-Místku. www.stoun.cz

Hudebni Klub Stoun Bar

D: Hudebni Klub Stoun

by Robert Mročka, 1.1 km away

Hudební klub Stoun ve Frýdku-Místku. www.stoun.cz

Hudebni Klub Stoun

E: Hudebni Klub Stoun Podium

by Robert Mročka, 1.1 km away

"Hity ze záhrobí" v hudebním klubu Stoun ve Frýdku-Místku. www.stoun.cz

Hudebni Klub Stoun Podium

F: Staré město - outlook

by Jakub Volný, 1.2 km away

Staré město - outlook

G: Tenisové kurty ve Frýdku-Místku

by Robert Mročka, 1.5 km away

Tenisové kurty ve Frýdku-Místku.

Tenisové kurty ve Frýdku-Místku

H: 7. základní škola Frýdek-Místek

by Robert Mročka, 1.6 km away

Sedmá základní škola ve Frýdku-Místku.

7. základní škola Frýdek-Místek

I: Hřiště 7. ZŠ ve Frýdku-Místku

by Robert Mročka, 1.6 km away

Hřiště 7. základní školy ve Frýdku-Místku.

Hřiště 7. ZŠ ve Frýdku-Místku

J: Hřiště Střední průmyslové školy ve Frýdku-Místku

by Robert Mročka, 1.6 km away

Hřiště Střední průmyslové školy ve Frýdku-Místku.

Hřiště Střední průmyslové školy ve Frýdku-Místku

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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