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Brušperk - náměstí J.A. Komenského

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A: Informacni centrum mesta Brusperk

di Robert Mročka, 20 metri di distanza

Informační centrum města Brušperk

Informacni centrum mesta Brusperk

B: Pamatnik Vojtecha Martinka v Brusperku

di Robert Mročka, 20 metri di distanza

Památník Vojtěcha Martínka v Brušperku

Pamatnik Vojtecha Martinka v Brusperku

C: Galerie Vytvarneho centra Chagall Brusperk

di Robert Mročka, 20 metri di distanza

Galerie Výtvarného centra Chagall v Národním domě v Brušperku.

Galerie Vytvarneho centra Chagall Brusperk

D: Kostel sv. Jiří v Brušperku

di Robert Mročka, 90 metri di distanza

Kostel svatého Jiří v Brušperku s křížovou cestou

Kostel sv. Jiří v Brušperku

E: Brušperk - západní pohled

di Robert Mročka, 90 metri di distanza

Brušperk - západní pohled ze zvonice kostela sv. Jiří

Brušperk - západní pohled

F: Brušperk - východní pohled

di Robert Mročka, 100 metri di distanza

Brušperk - východní pohled ze zvonice kostela sv. Jiří

Brušperk - východní pohled

G: Brušperk - ulice K Náměstí

di Robert Mročka, 130 metri di distanza

Brušperk - ulice K Náměstí s městským úřadem. www.brusperk-mesto.cz

Brušperk - ulice K Náměstí

H: Mestska knihovna Brusperk

di Robert Mročka, 140 metri di distanza

Městská knihovna Brušperk

Mestska knihovna Brusperk

I: Sportovni hala v Brusperku

di Robert Mročka, 400 metri di distanza

Sportovní hala v Brušperku

Sportovni hala v Brusperku

J: Kašice dam in Staříč

di Robert Mročka, 4.3 km di distanza

Přehrada Kašice ve Staříči.

Kašice dam in Staříč

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Czech Republic

Questa è una vista generale di 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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