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Czech Republic
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Cibula Vincent
Ústí nad Labem
Cibula Vincent
Ústí nad Labem
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Floods - culminating - Ústí nad Labem 6.6.2013
Stanislav Dekanovsky
20130605 img 8009 panorama out 1
Tomas Kysela
Usti nad Labem - 2013 Flood from above
Stephan Messner
Hrad Blansko/ Burg Blankenstein at sunrise
Otakar Haška
Střekov castle
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Memorial Hussite battle of " Na Běhání "
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Stadice - memorial of Přemysl Oráč
Stanislav Dekanovsky
The pond of castle at Chlumec
dieter kik
Port Rhu Douarnenez
Florin NAE
Mirador Teide Tenerife
H. Adi Saputra
Iwami ginzan UNESCO World Heritage Japan
Tom Puchner
Rasip, Kornati National Park
Hans Molenkamp
Deak Square
Scott Knauss
La Fattoria Wine Cellar
Michele Volpicella
Piazzetta 18 luglio 1866
Frank Luetgenau
Oberhausen mond
Michael Pop
Summer sunset in the Heroes Park in Targu Mures
Sergej Esnault
Plateau Bukre Area 3000 metres above sea level - Yemen
Martin Hrdlička
Hradek u Nechanic castle.
Martin Hrdlička
Chrudim
Martin Hrdlička
Kutna Hora - Unesco heritage
Martin Hrdlička
Pardubice - Perstynske namesti
Martin Hrdlička
Letovice
Martin Hrdlička
Telč
Martin Hrdlička
Kosumberk.
Martin Hrdlička
Rokle řeky Chrudimky.
Martin Hrdlička
Telc - Unesco Heritage.
Martin Hrdlička
Jaroměř
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.