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Hradec Castle in the town Hradec nad Moravicí is the only ancient monument in Opava region the movable chattels of which have been preserved. In addition, its premises (320 acres) are the largest in Moravia-Silesia Region. It is among the most popular tourist destinations. The complex, which has been listed as the National Cultural Monument since 2002, consists of three parts: a Classicist residence called the White Castle, Neo-Gothic  farm premises called the Red Castle. (x)

rushihmoroka:

Support Lesbiens - Love Is Nonsense (Official Video)
Maybe you love this get-to-know-cz :)

My mother said: 

'Don't play with the gun
Courage means death but the clever run
Stay away from crimes and to god almighty pray
Avoid fire it can burn your skin
With water mass fight you can not win
A favourable wind can have unexpected ways’

no-pigeons:

Czechia, Brno, Autumn 2013
Thanks M. for making my dream come true one year earlier :)

no-pigeons:

Czechia, Brno, Autumn 2013

Thanks M. for making my dream come true one year earlier :)

The House of the Black Mother (U Černé Matky Boží),sometimes referred to as Black Mother of the Lord, was designed and built between 1911 and 1912 on the corner of Celetná Street and Ovocný trh in Old Town. It is currently in use as the Czech Museum of Cubism and includes the Grand Café Orient restaurant on the first floor.
Josef Gočár built the house as the first example of cubist architecture in Prague, and it remains probably the most celebrated. Even without historical details of the baroque building surrounding it, the House at the Black Madonna maintains the atmosphere of the neighborhood. The house was given its name by the stone sculpturethat originally adorned one of the two Baroque buildings on the same lot. Nowday as mu

afp-photo:

CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE : A street performer looks on as a Greenpeace activist dressed like a polar bear poses in front of the National Theatre on October 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Greenpeace activists campaigned against an experimental research oil drilling of Shell Oil Company in the Arctic. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK

afp-photo:

CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE : A street performer looks on as a Greenpeace activist dressed like a polar bear poses in front of the National Theatre on October 13, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Greenpeace activists campaigned against an experimental research oil drilling of Shell Oil Company in the Arctic. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK

surrealismandfantasy:

Pavel Žáček, PhD, MD (b. 1959), Czech artist and cardiac surgeon (yes, really).

Quiet water’s washing shore
— Description of person with usually quiet and restrained behavior to suddenly come up with something shocking about themselves. (via knowslovakia)

i-love-czech-film:

Cesta do pravěku aka The Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955), directed by “Czech Ray Harryhausen” Karel Zeman.

Velká pardubická is a famous cross-country steeplechase run in Pardubice, Czech Republic since 1874, although the town of Pardubice had long been known in the horse racing world. Even some trainers and jockeys from England came here to work. The current steeplechase course was established in 1856 and has been changed several times. Some obstacles have also been changed, mostly to improve safety, although the difficulty of the race is said to have suffered as a result.

This both sport and social event takes place every year on the second Sunday in October. Some sources consider Velká Pardubická as the most difficult race in Continental Europe.

  • Historically, the most successful horse who won the race four times was Železník. The horse was nicknamed “Sabre-toothed tiger” for his two extra teeth. (fourth picture)
  • Josef VáňaSr.  (fourth and fifth picture) is the most successful jockey, having achieved eight victories, four of them on Železník, also holds record in the most ridden races.
  • Peter Gehm was the first to win the race four times in a row.
  • The fastest horse was Sixteen with time 8:59,9 min
  • The first woman to compete and to win the race was Lata Brandis.
  • In 1909 no horse finished the race (only 3 horses ran that year and none of them made it to the finish).
  • Taxis Ditch is the fourth fence (100 cm deep and 400 cm long ditch with a 150 cm high hedge) and the most famous obstacle in the race. 28 horses have died at this obstacle. (second, third and the last picture)
  • In the past Taxis consisted of a 200 cm deep and 500 cm long ditch hidden behind a 150 cm high hedge.
angstasia:

tt0087495oh the sophisticated ethnic humour

angstasia:

tt0087495
oh the sophisticated ethnic humour