Today I am sharing some of my photos from Nýrsko, which is the town that I had assigned to October in my photo project for this year. 35 photos again, as in case of the previous towns.

Nýrsko is a small town with about 5.000 inhabitants and long history reaching far back, the first written records refer to 14th century.

The town has been known especially for the company Okula that used to specialise in spectacle optics and mechanics. It started its operation in 1895 and still operates. Nowadays it produces rims but also safety glasses and various plastic moulded parts for automotive industry, household appliances, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. You can see the name of the company placed on the water tower looking down on the town.

Another interesting feature relating to the town is a nearby dam which serves as a reservoir of drinking water. The dam was built in 1969 and as you can see in my photos, its spillway shows quite low level of the water in the dam. This year was dry and we need more rain…

The autumnal colours suited the town and dam pretty well and added something special to the impression…

OK, let me remind you again that the following selection of my photos is not meant to be any representation of the town, it just reflects the variety that captured my attention.

Click on the photos to enlarge them if you want to see more.



  1. This is such a pretty town. You had some wonderful lighting for these images. The water tower, with the spiky things on top, made me smile. It was so reminiscent of “Wilson,” the volleyball in the film, “Cast Away.” Did you ever see it?

    Some of my favorites in this set are #2, the kite, flowers, and leaves decorating the windows; #12, the bicycle against the fence; #14, such a neatly stacked pile of firewood; #20, the gate and the fall colors; #22, the wall and the fall colors…love the texture in the wall; and #25, the apple tree and all the fallen apples. The images of the dam and the reservoir were beautiful, too. Water and mountains. It doesn’t get much better than that. 😉

    1. Linda, thank you for sharing your favourites, it’s always interesting to know which they are. I agree, water and mountains… it doesn’t get much better than that… 🙂

      But well, I haven’t seen the film “Cast Away”…

  2. I couldn’t agree more with Linda – this town is adorable and I love the architecture of many of the homes! (#10). My all time fave is the firewood. #18 – You have such an incredible eye! Thanks for sharing!

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