Rainbow on a Country Road
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全景摄影师 Jeffrey Martin PRO EXPERT MAESTRO 日期和时间 22:36, 12/02/2009 - Views loading...

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Rainbow on a Country Road

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I picked up my dad from the airport. I got lost on the way home. We saw this rainbow. I don't remember anything else about the journey. It's funny what you remember and what you forget.

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在附近的图片Czech Republic

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A: Zlosyn

摄影师Martin, 距离此全景3.8

Aerial panorama of village Zlosyn, taken from UAV drone and GoPro camera.

Zlosyn

B: The birth of Benjamin Martin

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The birth of Benjamin Martin

C: Veltrusy Zámek

摄影师Petr Prager, 距离此全景7.1

Veltrusy Zámek

D: Zámek Veltrusy

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Významné dílo vrcholného baroka z 1. poloviny 18. století jehož autorem je architekt Giovanni Battist...

Zámek Veltrusy

E: Zdymadlo Hořín

摄影师Cibula Vincent, 距离此全景7.6

Zdymadlo Hořín je technická památka. Byl vybudován v letech 1902 - 1905 spolu s vodním kanálem mezi V...

Zdymadlo Hořín

F: Lunch with the Slovaks

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Another weekend lunch in a lovely little village. This is Chvateruby, north of Prague, on the Vltava ...

Lunch with the Slovaks

G: Vodni Elektrarna, Mirejovice - 01

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Vodni Elektrarna, Mirejovice - 01

H: Outside 2 - Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mirejovice

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Outside 2 - Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mirejovice

I: River 2 - Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mirejovice

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River 2 - Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mirejovice

J: Turbine Room 6 - Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mirejovice

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Turbine Room 6 - Hydroelectric Power Plant, Mirejovice

此全景拍摄于Czech Republic

这是一个概述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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