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Smědava
Czech Republic
Copyright: Petr prager
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Uploaded: 06/10/2011
Updated: 08/11/2012
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Jan Kyncl
Jizera - between storm and sun.
Petr Prager
Safírový potok
Petr Bíma
Waterfall Černý Potok / Frýdlantsko / Bílý Potok
Petr Bíma
Under the Waterfall Černý Potok / Frýdlantsko / Bílý Potok
Petr Prager
Ptačí Kameny Jizerské Hory
Petr Bíma
Crossroads under Waterfall Cerny Potok
Petr Gerhardt
Protržená přehrada na Bílé Desné
Petr Prager
Bukovec
Tomek Zuk
Izerskie Mountains
Tomek Zuk
Stog Izerski
Martin Brunclík
Hojerův dům, Jizerka
Libor Fettr
Osada Jizerka (září)
Sandra Nicol
Joseph Smith Memorial Building Daytime
Alexey Yuzhakov
Kremlin area
Gregory Panayotou
Jinek Bay
Hans-Dieter Teschner
Historic funicular, in the car at the driver place
Clemens Scharmann
Lifeboat (rescue) Langeoog
dairy farming
Hervé Douris
At the Maïdo
Hervé Douris
The west coast
Hervé Douris
Sunset over an eruption
Andrew Mishin
Invalid's car - made in USSR.
Sara Caccivio
Bukumbi Hospital: operating room
Manolo Rubio
Casa de Guardiola, Logia
Petr Prager
Moravská Třebová
Petr Prager
Štětí, náměstí
Petr Prager
Dukovany, zámek
Petr Prager
Kralupy nad Vlt. Komenského náměstí
Petr Prager
Zámek Navarov
Petr Prager
Praha, Karlův most
Petr Prager
Soas Sokolov
Petr Prager
Kokořín Ves
Petr Prager
Štětí, kostel
Petr Prager
Trhový Štěpánov
Petr Prager
Brocno
Petr Prager
Hronov, rodný dům Aloise Jiráska
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.