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Mill Race

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A: Behind house in winter: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

di Jeffrey Martin, 20 metri di distanza

The Mill is a typical example of the large number of decaying industrial architectural pearls from th...

Behind house in winter: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

B: Behind the Old Mill: Willow Tree

di Jeffrey Martin, 20 metri di distanza

Behind the Old Mill: Willow Tree

C: Millrace in Winter: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

di Jeffrey Martin, 20 metri di distanza

The Mill is a typical example of the large number of decaying industrial architectural pearls from th...

Millrace in Winter: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

D: End of Mill Race: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

di Jeffrey Martin, 20 metri di distanza

The Mill is a typical example of the large number of decaying industrial architectural pearls from th...

End of Mill Race: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

E: 2nd floor Inside the Old Mill House

di Jeffrey Martin, 30 metri di distanza

The idea of this reconstruction is to save the old and blend it in with the new. Great pains are bein...

2nd floor Inside the Old Mill House

F: Livingroom: The Old Mill

di Jeffrey Martin, 30 metri di distanza

Livingroom: The Old Mill

G: 1st floor Inside the Old Mill House

di Jeffrey Martin, 40 metri di distanza

The idea of this reconstruction is to save the old and blend it in with the new. Great pains are bein...

1st floor Inside the Old Mill House

H: By the Weir and Mill Race: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

di Jeffrey Martin, 40 metri di distanza

By the Weir and Mill Race: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

I: Nezarka River Weir: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

di Jeffrey Martin, 40 metri di distanza

Here's a postcard, storybook, TV show painting kind of scene. This is a really beautiful spot. Someti...

Nezarka River Weir: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

J: Courtyard in Winter: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

di Jeffrey Martin, 40 metri di distanza

The Mill is a typical example of the large number of decaying industrial architectural pearls from th...

Courtyard in Winter: The Old Mill in Dolni Zdar

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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