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Kuks - Warrior Statue

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The Great Christian Warrior "Miles Christianus",  Matthias Bernard Braun, 1732. This statue was formely located in the woods near Žíreč. (Source: http://www.hospital-kuks.cz/)

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A: Kuks - Hospital Park

de Tomas Kysela, la mai putin de 10 metri

View from the middle of Hospital Kuks's garden. Taken in late autumn. The sky is clear and the grass ...

Kuks - Hospital Park

B: Kuks - Hospital Orchard

de Tomas Kysela, la distanta de 70 metri

View of the orchard by baroque hospital Kuks in eastern Bohemia. It's late autumn frosty morning and ...

Kuks - Hospital Orchard

C: Kuks - Hospital Courtyard

de Tomas Kysela, la distanta de 80 metri

View from the middle of baroque Hospital Kuks's courtyard. Taken in late autumn. The sky is clear, th...

Kuks - Hospital Courtyard

D: Kuks - Cemetery

de Tomas Kysela, la distanta de 110 metri

View from the middle of Hospital Kuks's cemetery. Taken in late autumn. The sky is clear and the gras...

Kuks - Cemetery

E: Kuks - Holy Trinity Church

de Libor Fettr, la distanta de 150 metri

HOSPITAL WITH VIRTUES AND VICESThe building of the hospital dominated the right bank of the river. Th...

Kuks - Holy Trinity Church

F: Kuks

de Martin Hrdlička, la distanta de 520 metri

Zámecké zahrady.

Kuks

G: Kuks Via Crucis

de Libor Fettr, la 2.3 km distanta

 Calvary of 21st centuryCountry of Cross (Čestmír Mudruňka)The Way is situated near Kuks. The whole p...

Kuks Via Crucis

H: Jaroměř

de Martin Hrdlička, la 5.7 km distanta

Náměstí ČSA

Jaroměř

I: Dvur Kralove

de Martin Hrdlička, la 6.9 km distanta

Ve Dvoře Králové se nachází jedno z největších ZOO v České republice.

Dvur Kralove

J: Fort Josefov

de Jakub Laštovička, la 7.0 km distanta

The fort was originally named Ball (according to the village which was here before). After the death ...

Fort Josefov

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Czech Republic

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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