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Hrad Lipnice
Czech Republic
Zřícenina hradu Lipnice ve Světlé nad Sázavou.
Copyright: Martin Hrdlička
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 8260x4130
Uppladdad: 16/09/2008
Uppdaterad: 07/10/2014
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Tags: countryside
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Ledec Nad Sazavou Namesti, Main Square
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Ledec Nad Sazavou, bridge
Jiri Vambera
Sedlicka prehrada
Jan Straka
Teepees at our summer camp
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Uvnitř týpí na dětském táboře
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Aimless bridge from 1939
Tomáš Klíma
Unfinished Hitler's bridge - Reservoir Želivka-Švihov
David Outrata
Chapel of Saint John on the Kremesnik hill
Jiri Vambera
Aimless Bridge
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Way of the cross on the Kremesnik hill
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Allley on the Kremesnik hill
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Church on Kremesnik hill - in the winter
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Matavai Bay (Again !)
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Trevi Fountain Roma
Willy Kaemena
Quiapo Church
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Borg Regeneration Chamber
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Pont del Diable
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Amsterdam from a roof
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USS Enterprise - Bridge Ops
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Library for Atmosphere Studies
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Dachstein Rieseineishoehle Exit
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Two women sword fighting at the Italian Olympic training facility.
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Synagogue
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Galleria Alberto Sordi Rom
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Hradec Kralove
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Telč
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Chrudim - fountain
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Zámek Choltice
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Brno - Spilberk the stronghold.
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Kosumberk.
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Kolín
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Dvur Kralove
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Jemniste castle.
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Cesky Sternberg castle.
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Slatinany castle - park
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Vrchlabi castle
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.