0 Likes

Way of the cross on the Kremesnik hill
Czech Republic
Copyright: David outrata
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 22366x11183
Uploaded: 16/02/2010
Updated: 09/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: church; forest; snow; winter; cross; jesus
comments powered by Disqus

David Outrata
Church on Kremesnik hill - in the winter
David Outrata
Allley on the Kremesnik hill
David Outrata
Chapel of Saint John on the Kremesnik hill
David Outrata
"Silver spring" near Kremesnik hill
David Outrata
Chata
David Outrata
Cottages at the Czech-Moravian Highlands
David Outrata
Cottages at the Czech-Moravian Highlands 2
Marco Maier
Pelhřimov - Masaryk square
Marco Maier
Pelhřimov - Masaryk square
Marek S
St. Vitus church Pelhřimov Czech Republic
Jiri Vambera
Sedlicka prehrada
Jakub Hruska
Roštejn
Gabor Varga
In the Bihar (Bihor) Mountains
Gabor Varga
In the Bihar (Bihor) Mountains
Jan Koehn
The Apocalypse Chapel
zeljko soletic
Rowing adventure in Dubrovnik
Jan Straka
Crashed Douglas C-47 Skytrain on a beach
Mark Simons
Olafur Eliasson's Endlose Treppe
Marcio Cabral
Cerrado Stellar II
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
flowerfields, dutch tulips
Rubens Cardia
Capuchin Monkeys
Konstantin
Havasu Falls Apr 2013
Mark Simons
Olafur Eliasson's Endlose Treppe
heiwa4126
The hill behind Shiofune Kannon Temple
David Outrata
Allley on the Kremesnik hill
David Outrata
Botanical garden Prague
David Outrata
Vysoké Tatry - Pod Orlí stezkou
David Outrata
Pohořský rybník
David Outrata
Maly Blanik Chapel
David Outrata
Novohradské mountains - meadow
David Outrata
Tatry - near Murowaniec
David Outrata
Prague under snow
David Outrata
Czech landscape near Blanik
David Outrata
campsite
David Outrata
Novohradske mountains - way
David Outrata
posed
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.