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Old Town - Viewing Tower

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A: Old Town - Viewing Tower 03

di Milos Adamek, 10 metri di distanza

Old Town - Viewing Tower 03

B: Old Town - Viewing Tower 02

di Milos Adamek, 10 metri di distanza

Old Town - Viewing Tower 02

C: Staromestske namesti, Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic

di Milos Adamek, 30 metri di distanza

Mlad? Boleslav Staroměstsk? n?měst? Digital MB, s.r.o. www.dmb.cz 4. 7. 2009 - 13:30 (CET) ?

Staromestske namesti, Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic

D: The Old Town Square - the church

di Milos Adamek, 30 metri di distanza

The Old Town Square - the church

E: Oldtownsquare in Mlada boleslav

di Jakub Jakeš, 30 metri di distanza

Oldtownsquare in Mlada boleslav

F: The Old Town Square - park

di Milos Adamek, 40 metri di distanza

The Old Town Square - park

G: 2011.06.18 - MB - Staré město - jarmark- sphere 05

di Milos Adamek, 40 metri di distanza

2011.06.18 - MB - Staré město - jarmark- sphere 05

H: 2011.06.18 - MB - Staré město - jarmark- sphere 06

di Milos Adamek, 40 metri di distanza

2011.06.18 - MB - Staré město - jarmark- sphere 06

I: The Old Town Square - 30. 9. 2012

di Milos Adamek, 40 metri di distanza

The Old Town Square - 30. 9. 2012

J: parking house - the entry for pedestrians

di Milos Adamek, 50 metri di distanza

parking house - the entry for pedestrians

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Mlada Boleslav - Stare mesto, 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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