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Memories (on a june 1988)


I went for business trip here. But could not help, must have stopped in several places along the road. Had flashbacks. I had been here several times, but always think about june 1988. Lot of things changed….
Where I was, you are asking. So this is the High Tatra mountains.

I was on my way, watching empty slopes once devastated by a hurricane in 2004…After 8 years you still can see amputated trunks and holy grounds which once was dark wood…

Millions of money, collected by people from both Czech republic and Slovakia, fizzled. Nobody have seen new planted trees, just those by which mountain forests recover on their own.
Somebody must have to take fallen trunks…

In steep slopes where the machines can´t drive the main hero is chevalier…

Hello, darling, aren´t you tired?

I think, in English you say “toiled to death”. Slovaks say “to toil like a horse”. Now you understand better why :))
Climate has changed in the mountains.Also these flowers weren´t here before. Wild dolphinium or lupins?. If dolphiniums, they are very toxic! But they are georgious. Have a look.

Somebody is training (there is the centre of skiing close to this place)

Somebody bancrupted just in the middle of construction – or dissappeared?

Flowers of my youth…

Refreshing stream…just to cross. Friends told me, there is less water in the mountains…But still, nothing compared to my dry garden :)

Memorials to partisans from the socialistic era….

These belong to Slovak and Russian partisans. French partisans have much grandious memorial.

Jesus…looks so tired…

..and His garden…

See you soon, the mountains of my youth.

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Well written blog Kat.
Lots of lovely photos with interesting captions.
Thank you :o)

15 Jun, 2012


Must correct names of lupins instead Dolphiniums.

15 Jun, 2012


such beautiful photos KAtarina - great memories

15 Jun, 2012


You are welcome, TT :)))

15 Jun, 2012


I did not share any, Paul :))))

15 Jun, 2012


Really enjoyed this blog Katarina.

15 Jun, 2012


Beautiful place Katarina. What a pity about the damage to the trees. That is a very good looking horse working so hard.

15 Jun, 2012


Horse means a lot for people in the mountains. This region was famous due to horse smugglers.

15 Jun, 2012


Beautiful scenes Katarina, shame about the trees but the flowers are gorgeous, all those lupins growing wild, I`m struggling to get one blue one to survive...
Its touching to see all that beauty and then the memorials, stark reminders of the past....

15 Jun, 2012


beautiful views and scenery Kat, shame about the trees in the hurricane though...

15 Jun, 2012


Beautiful scenery - could be just down the valley here! What a lovely animal that horse is!

16 Jun, 2012


Hi Nariz, what valley?

17 Jun, 2012


The Liebana Valley, Katerina - in Cantabria, Northern Spain where I live.

18 Jun, 2012


Never heard about it. Will have to google it. Sounds interesting.

18 Jun, 2012

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