1 Like

Old Tree with Beautiful Roots and The Church
Czech Republic

A moment of tranquility in the autumn warmth of an ending day.

Copyright: Jan vrsinsky
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10676x5338
Uploaded: 03/10/2012
Updated: 30/05/2014
Views:

...


Tags: autumn; sun; leaves; fall; colors
comments powered by Disqus

Tomas Kysela
Liberec - Kunratice - Unfinished Rescue Center 2
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - Kunratice - Unfinished Rescue Center 1
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - Jarní procházka okolo přehrady
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - Spring Evening Park Behind Liebieg's Villa
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - Mirror Park Winter Night
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - Oblastní Galerie - Lázně v Noci
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - Textilana Factory Ruins 2nd Floor
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - Gutenbergova Park Winter Night
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - The Ice Wall In Making
Tomas Kysela
Deserted Print Factory 3 - The Chair Room
Tomas Kysela
Deserted Print Factory 2 - The Closet Room
Tomas Kysela
Deserted Print Factory 1 - The Glass Room
Aleksandr Reznik
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
David Rowley
Old Ghan Train
Adam Ciarcinski
Szczecin Underground
Malinnikov Ruslan
Old power substation in Pusha Vodica (1935)
Visionaire threesixty
fire painting
jacky cheng
2011-05-22-chengdu test
Lefteris Eleftheriou
scene from protest in Athens
heiwa4126
100 Joe Kanon (1000 feet Guanyin)
Udo Lenkewicz
burn out
Marek Koszorek
Man-o-War Cove
Martin Banks
Mount Klimajaro Uhuru Peak
Thomas Schubert
Liebfrauenkirche, Langewiesen - in the organ chamber, Thuringia, Germany
Jan Vrsinsky
San Salvatore
Jan Vrsinsky
Templo de los Jaguares y Escudos
Jan Vrsinsky
Inside the Cathedral Pisa
Jan Vrsinsky
Tent 2 (Czech Beer Festival 2010)
Jan Vrsinsky
Juego de Pelota / Ball Court
Jan Vrsinsky
Edzna Ruins
Jan Vrsinsky
Picnic place near Ponta de Sto. Antonio
Jan Vrsinsky
A bench in Terra Nostra Park
Jan Vrsinsky
Livorno - Waiting For Ferry
Jan Vrsinsky
El Osario
Jan Vrsinsky
Near Pietrapertosa
Jan Vrsinsky
Pineapple Plantations Ponta Delgada
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.