0 Likes

The old falling down mill house in Okor - 5
Czech Republic
I took a walk with my family through the village of Okor which is known for its castle ruins. Next to the castle there is an old mill house which seems to have been abandoned for a few decades. I noticed on my next visit to Okor that the house has been sold, which is good news - it means that this lovely place will not turn into dust - not yet, anyway. I took a walk inside, which was probably quite a stupid idea, I realized, after walking past a few holes in the wooden floor. Venturing down into the basement, I could see that it would only be a matter of time before some adventurous soul stepped on the wrong part of the floor and would come crashing down into the basement, probably breaking a few bones in the process. Luckily, it wasn't me!
Copyright: Jeffrey martin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Uploaded: 23/09/2010
Updated: 05/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: mill; ruin; abandoned; handheld; panomonkey
comments powered by Disqus

Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 4
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 9
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 6
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 1
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 7
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 11
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 2
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 8
Jeffrey Martin
2 Okor
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 10
Jeffrey Martin
The old falling down mill house in Okor - 3
Jeffrey Martin
Walking in Okor, Czech Republic in the Summertime - 8
Tibor Illes
Airplane Memorial Park - IL-18 airplane inside
heiwa4126
Shinjuku Kabuki-cho Crossing
Stefan Geens
Bread suq, Sana'a, Yemen
Reza Pazhouhesh
Katale-Khor Cave
Santateresa
Andrew Usatyuk
Amphitheatre of ancient city Hierapolis
Hans Molenkamp
Zsolnayoffice
Mark Schuster
Golostan Palace - Tehran - Iran
Levent ŞEN
Family Breakfast
Mark Schuster
Golestan Palace - Tehran - Iran
Tibor Illes
Veteran motorcycles
Mark Schuster
Golestan Palace - Tehran - Iran
Jeffrey Martin
Strossmayerovo Namesti - Tram intersection - Prague Summer Walk 60
Jeffrey Martin
Tequila Streets 4137
Jeffrey Martin
Revolution Museum, National Museum of Fine Arts
Jeffrey Martin
Kacov Pivovar (brewery) - 1
Jeffrey Martin
Villas in Vedado
Jeffrey Martin
Prague TV Tower - the Very Top
Jeffrey Martin
Under the Bridge in Islington
Jeffrey Martin
Roxy - NoD
Jeffrey Martin
Grand Canyon - South Rim - 5
Jeffrey Martin
Tequila Streets 4168
Jeffrey Martin
Charleston
Jeffrey Martin
Kacov Pivovar (brewery) - 9
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.