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Sweetsen fest 010

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Sweetsen fest 010

2.-3. července 2010

frýdecko-místecký hudební openair

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A: Sweetsen fest 2009 Frydek-Mistek 03

by Robert Mročka, less than 10 meters away

frýdecko-místecký hudební openair26.-27. června 2009Sweetsen fest je občanská aktivita, která od roku...

Sweetsen fest 2009 Frydek-Mistek 03

B: Sweetsen fest 2009 Frydek-Mistek 02

by Robert Mročka, 10 meters away

frýdecko-místecký hudební openair26.-27. června 2009Sweetsen fest je občanská aktivita, která od roku...

Sweetsen fest 2009 Frydek-Mistek 02

C: Sweetsen fest 2009 Frydek-Mistek 01

by Robert Mročka, 10 meters away

frýdecko-místecký hudební openair26.-27. června 2009Sweetsen fest je občanská aktivita, která od roku...

Sweetsen fest 2009 Frydek-Mistek 01

D: Sweetsen fest 2009 Frydek-Mistek 04

by Robert Mročka, 10 meters away

frýdecko-místecký hudební openair(občerstvení)26.-27. června 2009Sweetsen fest je občanská aktivita, ...

Sweetsen fest 2009 Frydek-Mistek 04

E: na pivku u jindry

by Robert Mročka, 140 meters away

Jeden z mnoha večerů u pivka v hospodě U Jindry - to už je bohužel minulost :-(

na pivku u jindry

F: Cheesy boutique Frydek-Mistek

by Robert Mročka, 210 meters away

Cheesy boutique ve Frýdku-Místku

Cheesy boutique Frydek-Mistek

G: Davídkovo koření na Zámeckém náměstí ve Frýdku-Místku

by Robert Mročka, 220 meters away

Nová prodejna Davídkovo koření na Zámeckém náměstí ve Frýdku-Místku.

Davídkovo koření na Zámeckém náměstí ve Frýdku-Místku

H: Na pivku u Arnošta

by Robert Mročka, 230 meters away

Na pivku u Arnošta :)

Na pivku u Arnošta

I: frydek-mistek-zamecke-namesti-v-noci

by Robert Mročka, 260 meters away

Noční Zámecké náměstí ve Frýdku-Místku

frydek-mistek-zamecke-namesti-v-noci

J: Frydek Mistek Zamecke Namesti

by Robert Mročka, 270 meters away

Zámecké náměstí ve Frýdku-Místku.

Frydek Mistek Zamecke Namesti

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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