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Bridge Over Brno Reservoir
Czech Republic
Copyright: Martin vasek
Typ: Spherical
Resolution: 6910x3455
Uppladdad: 08/04/2009
Uppdaterad: 17/02/2012
Visningar: 1583
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Martin Vasek
West part of Veveri castle walls
Martin Vasek
Brno reservoir (9m below maximum)
Vlastislav Tauterman
Brno dam - monkey bars
Vlastislav Tauterman
Brno dam - autumn 2011, yellow tree
Vlastislav Tauterman
Brno dam - falling leaf in autumn
Vlastislav Tauterman
Brno dam - big match
Vlastislav Tauterman
Brno dam - autumn 2011
Martin Brunclík
Moto GP Automotodrom Brno
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In the l(e)ions den
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Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic
Ruediger Kottmann
Castello di Brenzone - view to Lake Garda
Markus Freitag
-Reichelsheim- Laurentiuskirche & Rathaus
Richard Chesher
Weather New Caledonia Grand Lagoon Sud
Thang Bui
Inside The House Built In 17th Century In Duong Lam
Roy Zipstein
Artist at His Studio
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Monastery Agiou Dionisiou Olympus (Trapeza) Dinning Room
Roberto Scavino
Paşabağ, the Fairy Courtyard
Nuurs Ortiz
St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church Corredor
John Willetts ARPS
UpCerne, Dorset. Witches Butter
Thang Bui
Inside The House Built In 17th Century In Duong Lam
Martin Vasek
Myslivecká zábava
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Drahonín 9
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West part of Veveri castle walls
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Drahonín 4
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tribute to Edison
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Stairway To Dungeon
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Drahonín 5
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Drahonín 8
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In the l(e)ions den
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Drahonín 14
Mer om 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.