0 Likes

Střekov castle
Czech Republic
Copyright: Otakar Haška
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Uploaded: 25/10/2013
Updated: 13/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: castle
comments powered by Disqus

Stanislav Dekanovsky
Floods - culminating - Ústí nad Labem 6.6.2013
Cibula Vincent
Ústí nad Labem
Stephan Messner
Hrad Blansko/ Burg Blankenstein at sunrise
Cibula Vincent
Ústí nad Labem
Stanislav Dekanovsky
20130605 img 8009 panorama out 1
Tomas Kysela
Usti nad Labem - 2013 Flood from above
Martin Hrdlička
Ústí nad Labem
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Dubice
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Church of St. Barbara. Dubičky
Mára Mendel
Doerellova vyhlídka v noci - České středohoří
Stanislav Dekanovsky
lookout tower Varhošť
Stanislav Dekanovsky
Stadice - memorial of Přemysl Oráč
Marcio Cabral
Rainbow bridge
Massimo Storari
Climbing Kongoryn Els - MONGOLIA
Martin Broomfield
Eruption at Anak Krakatoa
Thomas Schwarz
Wintermorgen, Streuobstwiesen bei Wiesbaden-Kloppenheim
Jan Koehn
Winterbäume
Monika Moser Nagy
Red Factory in Zürich
Martin Hertel
Wintertime
Marek Koszorek
Climbing on Slieve Bearnagh
Marcio Cabral
Bossetti Falls
Massimo Storari
On the Way to Naiman Nuur - MONGOLIA
claudio-agostini
Torbole - Christmas 2010
yunzen liu
the confluence of the Yaluzhangbu River 2. and Niyang River Nyingchi Tibet
Otakar Haška
Střekov castle
Otakar Haška
Hazmburk castle
Otakar Haška
Rosa Coeli
Otakar Haška
St. Anne's Church in the Wallachian Open Air Museum
Otakar Haška
Státní zámek Rájec nad Svitavou
Otakar Haška
St. Barbora church
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.