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Máchovo jezero is an artificial lake (fish pond) (now 2.84 km²) in the Liberec Region of the Czech Republic, near Doksy and Bezděz Castle.

During Tertiary a large lake existed at this site (as a remnant of an older sea). During the last Ice Age the lake got drained away leaving only peat bog. Between 1366 and 1367 Charles IV ordered a large pond to be established here.

Its older name was Velký rybník (Great Pond) or Hirschberský rybník (in German Hirschberger Großteich). Its current name got used after 1945, officially since 1961. The name could be translated as Mácha's Lake (in German Mácha-See), after the romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha.

From Wikipedia.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Czech Republic

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A: Waiting for the baby to wake up

di Jeffrey Martin, 350 metri di distanza

Waiting for the baby to wake up

B: Machovo Jezero Lake

di Jeffrey Martin, 1.9 km di distanza

Machovo Jezero Lake

C: path to Bezdez

di Milos Adamek, 8.1 km di distanza

path to Bezdez

D: Path to Bezdec Castle

di Jeffrey Martin, 8.1 km di distanza

Path to Bezdec Castle

E: Bezdec Tower Gigapixel

di Jeffrey Martin, 8.1 km di distanza

Bezdec Tower Gigapixel

F: Castle Bezdez - Tower

di Milos Adamek, 8.1 km di distanza

Castle Bezdez - Tower

G: Castle Bezdez

di Milos Adamek, 8.1 km di distanza

Castle Bezdez

H: Castle Bezdez

di Milos Adamek, 8.3 km di distanza

Král hradů. Takovou přezdívku dostal od návštěvníků. A že jich jeho branami prošlo dost a dost. V roc...

Castle Bezdez

I: Chudy Hradek / Poor Man's Castle

di Jan Vrsinsky, 9.4 km di distanza

Chudy Hradek / Poor Man's Castle

J: quiet forest

di Jan Vrsinsky, 9.5 km di distanza

We walked there in April 2011. It was incredibly quiet and peaceful there disturbed only by very quie...

quiet forest

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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