0 Likes

Trhový Štěpánov
Czech Republic
Copyright: Petr prager
Typ: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uppladdad: 06/10/2011
Uppdaterad: 03/02/2012
Visningar:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Petr Prager
Dalkovice
Petr Prager
Dubějovice
Petr Prager
Štěpánovská Lhota
Petr Prager
Sedmpány
Petr Prager
Střechov
Jiri Vambera
Aimless Bridge
Tomáš Klíma
Unfinished Hitler's bridge - Reservoir Želivka-Švihov
Jiri Vambera
Aimless bridge from 1939
Andrew Bodrov
Wheat field in the Czech Republic
Tomáš Klíma
Zruc nad Sazavou Castle - "Baroness's view"
Tomáš Klíma
Zruc nad Sazavou Castle, Battery tower
T. Emrich
Brewery in Kacov Village
Pawel-Piotr-Jakubowscy
Boxing Fight Poland-Katar 2009 01
Ricardo Cambón
Santiago de Compostela - holiday Apostol
Gregor Hartmaier
Fundación Cesar Marique Lanzarote
Supasit Srisawathsak
Pilla Point Harbor
vasinbkk
Pool Evening
Ricardo Cambón
Lighthouse of Finisterre - Galicia
Ricardo Cambón
Santiago de Compostela - Praza da Quintana
Marek Szarejko
Copper Coast European Geopark
Ricardo Cambón
Santiago de Compostela - Obradoiro
vasinbkk
Loop Restaurant Pratumwan Princes Hotel
Chris Witzani
Studio wow werkstatt rathenauplatz koeln
Aleksandr Starovojtov
Zhitomir Flowermarket
Petr Prager
Dukovany
Petr Prager
Tyršův Dům Mělník
Petr Prager
Sapho Koupelny
Petr Prager
Zámek Navarov
Petr Prager
Rastislavice
Petr Prager
Ostrov nad Ohří, Palác Princů
Petr Prager
Nova Bystrice Radnice
Petr Prager
Lemberk
Petr Prager
Štětí, kostel
Petr Prager
Nova Bystrice Namesti
Petr Prager
Vsetín
Petr Prager
Sepetná Hotel
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.