Wooda around Lány, Czech Republic
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Wooda around Lány, Czech Republic

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A: Woods around Lány 1, Czech Republic

av John Walker, 40 meter bort

Woods around Lány 1, Czech Republic

B: "At the Paraple" in Lány, Czech Republic

av John Walker, 340 meter bort

In the end of World War II, Red Army soldiers were honoured in here. In 2010, this tribute was recons...

"At the Paraple" in Lány, Czech Republic

C: Lány - Waterworks

av Michal Kowalski, 470 meter bort

Lány - Waterworks

D: Water Tank in Lány, Czech Republic

av John Walker, 470 meter bort

Water Tank in Lány, Czech Republic

E: Lány - Forest management 2

av Michal Kowalski, 520 meter bort

Lány - Forest management 2

F: Lány - Forest management

av Michal Kowalski, 540 meter bort

Lány - Forest management

G: A Street in Lány, Czech Republic

av John Walker, 610 meter bort

A Street in Lány, Czech Republic

H: Lány

av Michal Kowalski, 610 meter bort

Lány

I: Lány - Chaloupky 2

av Michal Kowalski, 620 meter bort

Lány -  Chaloupky 2

J: Lány - Chaloupky

av Michal Kowalski, 650 meter bort

Lány -  Chaloupky

Det här panoramat togs i Czech Republic

Detta är en översikt av 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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