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Zámek Mělník
Czech Republic
Nádvoří mělnického zámku
Copyright: Martin Hrdlička
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Uppladdad: 16/09/2008
Uppdaterad: 31/05/2012
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Cibula Vincent
Mělník,nad soutokem / at The Confluence.
Jeffrey Martin
Melnik Vineyard
Jeffrey Martin
Old School / Monastery in Melnik
Jeffrey Martin
Melnik Tower on a cloudy day - 2
Jeffrey Martin
Tower in Melnik - 1
Jeffrey Martin
Inside the Tower in Melnik
Cibula Vincent
Mělník, kostel /Curch.
Cibula Vincent
Mělník, na vyhlídce / On The View.
Petr Prager
Melnik U Straku
Cibula Vincent
Mělník, ulica ke kostelu / Street of The Church.
Petr Prager
Melnik Palackeho Ulice
Petr Prager
Mělník, zámek
Tom Sadowski
Tractor Display at Pinnacle Mountain Lodge in Alaska
Simona Bartolomei
Alabaster Artist at Work
Takács István
Venezia, Gondolas Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Saša Stojanović
Golubac fortress (Golubačka tvrđava)
ecnsa2010
東河橋 P4
Martin Kneth
Climb up on top of the Tsingy
Vil Muhametshin
Cabin of the Soviet heavy transport helicopter Mi-6, Riga Aviation Museum
Vil Muhametshin
Latvian band Gaujarts playing at the Fontaine Fire Bar in Liepaja
Martin Kneth
Hanging bridge over a crack in the Tsingy
Takács István
Szigliget Castle
Takács István
Kikotve
Jeongyun Lee
Canadian Museum of Nature
Martin Hrdlička
Castle of Rajec nad Svitavou
Martin Hrdlička
Kuks
Martin Hrdlička
Lednice castle - Unesco heritage
Martin Hrdlička
Přelouč
Martin Hrdlička
Trebic - World Unesco Heritage
Martin Hrdlička
Slatinany castle - park
Martin Hrdlička
Jilemnice
Martin Hrdlička
Letovice
Martin Hrdlička
Trutnov
Martin Hrdlička
Gallery and Muzeum in Chrudim, Eastern Bohemia
Martin Hrdlička
Hradek u Nechanic castle.
Martin Hrdlička
Dasice
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.