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    Kašperské Hory

    Kašperské Hory was the town assigned to June in my photo project for this year and here I am to present some of the photos I took there. 35 photos again, as in the previous months. By the way, I was quite surprised to see that many of the photos I took were in the portrait rather than landscape format, not quite…

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    Javorník

    When we were leaving the camp we were staying at in Šumava last summer, our clothes as well as boots were cold and wet and we were looking forward to returning home. We even weren’t quite sure whether to make one last trip on our way back. Then we found a location on a map which was situated along the…

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    Springs of Vltava river

    Vltava is the longest river of the Czech Republic, its length is 433 km. On its way it flows also through Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Bedřich Smetana, the Czech composer who lived from 1824 to 1884, was inspired by the river so much that he included it in his cycle of six symphonic poems “My Country”. I…

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    Trip to Prášilské jezero

    During our summer stay in Šumava we visited “Prášilské jezero”. It is a glacial lake situated in the Šumava National Park at the altitude of 1080 metres above sea level. First we needed to climb a hill but as it was a beautiful sunny day accompanied by blue sky covered with occasional white puffy clouds, we really enjoyed the hike.…

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    Vydra river

    It is said that those who didn’t see the beauty of the Vydra river, don’t know how beautiful Šumava really is. May I invite you to go for a walk with me and see how true these words are? The building you can see in the back of the first photo is “Antýgl”, which is a former homestead originated at…

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    Two more peatland sceneries

    Apart from the peatland Chalupská slať I wrote about some time ago, we visited two more peatland areas in that part of Šumava – Jezerní slať (Lake peatland) and Tříjezerní slať (Triple lake peatland). Both of them are also part of the first zone of nature protection of the Šumava National Park. Jezerní slať was designated a nature reserve in…

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    Trip from Modrava

    I’d like to get back to those few days we spent in Šumava this summer. We were staying in a camp, going on trips and for one day we planned a trip from Modrava to our camp. We had to go by bus just a few kilometres and then follow a marked track. When we were getting off the bus,…

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    Peatland Chalupská slať

    In summer we spent a few days in Šumava (which you may know as the Bohemian Forest) where we wanted to visit and explore its southern part. One of our trips lead us to a remarkable place of peatland named Chalupská slať. The peatland area is represented by 137 hectares and altitude of 950 m. There are peat reserves amounting…