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In a field of Yellow

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Yellow. And more yellow.

There was no reason to be in the middle of this field except to take this picture of the world dressed in yellow.

If you can find my brother in this field, we'll send you a free print. Send your pixelated screenshot to info@prague360.com :-)

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Czech Republic

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A: Trebesice - Castle at night

di Vlastislav Tauterman, 2.5 km di distanza

Trebesice - Castle at night

Trebesice - Castle at night

B: Trebesice, Castle at night

di Vlastislav Tauterman, 2.5 km di distanza

Trebesice, Castle at night

Trebesice, Castle at night

C: Castle Trebesice, Angels

di Vlastislav Tauterman, 2.5 km di distanza

Castle Trebesice, Angels

Castle Trebesice, Angels

D: Bathroom_Církvice

di architectvisual, 3.2 km di distanza

Bathroom_Církvice

E: Livingroom_Cíkrvice

di architectvisual, 3.2 km di distanza

Livingroom_Cíkrvice

F: Kutna Hora

di Willy Kaemena, 3.7 km di distanza

Kutna Hora 

Kutna Hora

G: Kutna Hora, Italian Court

di Armin Leuprecht, 3.7 km di distanza

Kutna Hora, Italian Court

H: Zahrada za chrámem sv. Barbory

di Dušan Vondra, 3.7 km di distanza

Zahrada za chrámem sv. Barbory

I: Chram svate Barbory, Kutna hora, Czech Republic

di Jozef Kokes, 3.7 km di distanza

Saint Barbara's Church in Kutna Hora, CZ, is one of the most famous Gothic churches in central Europe...

Chram svate Barbory, Kutna hora, Czech Republic

J: Kutna Hora, Italian Court

di Armin Leuprecht, 3.7 km di distanza

Kutna Hora, Italian Court

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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