0 Likes

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
Visningar:

...


Tags: countryside
comments powered by Disqus

Vlastislav Tauterman
Ledec Nad Sazavou Namesti, Main Square
Vlastislav Tauterman
Ledec Nad Sazavou, bridge
Jiri Vambera
Sedlicka prehrada
Jan Straka
Teepees at our summer camp
Jan Straka
Inside Teepee At Summer Camp
Jiri Vambera
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
David Outrata
Way of the cross on the Kremesnik hill
David Outrata
Allley on the Kremesnik hill
David Outrata
Church on Kremesnik hill - in the winter
CHRISTIAN DEL ROSARIO
Stockholm City Hall Dance Hall
Jann Lipka
Rikstelefon payphone booth
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Conservation Culture Field, Sirijit Park, Kamphaeng Phet, Near Infrared
Christof Martin - pfalz360.de
Lac des Quatre Cantons
Ronald Tichelaar
Kitesurfing at the cliff of Mirns
Noel Jenkins
St Nicholas Priory, Exeter. The Kitchen
Willy Kaemena
Szent Istvan Bazilika
Andrea Biffi
piazza del Duomo a Trento - Italy
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Sirijit Park, Kamphaeng Phet, Near Infrared
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Wat Chang Rob, Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, Near Infrared
Stefan Bock
Dschungelpalast Zoo Hannover
Richard Chesher
Ouvea Tour Lekiny Cliffs
Martin Hrdlička
Lednice castle - Unesco heritage
Martin Hrdlička
Brno - Spilberk the stronghold.
Martin Hrdlička
Telč
Martin Hrdlička
Zámek Lysice
Martin Hrdlička
Zdar nad Sazavou - Unesco heritage
Martin Hrdlička
Sec lake
Martin Hrdlička
Přelouč
Martin Hrdlička
Zámek Konopiště - Růžová zahrada
Martin Hrdlička
Hrad Kunětická hora
Martin Hrdlička
Jilemnice
Martin Hrdlička
Zámek Moravská Třebová
Martin Hrdlička
Castle of Rajec nad Svitavou
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.