Showing posts from January, 2010

2010 began in Slovakia

All photographs on this post are Copyright © Michael Moran

Nikon F2 and Leica D-Lux 4

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Pieniny National Park, Poland

Niedzica Castle, Pieniny, Poland

Mlociny Park near the author's home, Warsaw, Poland

View from the author's study, Mlociny, Warsaw, Poland

TheHigh Tatras near Kezmaroc, Slovakia

Spis Castle near Levoca, Slovakia

15th Century Thurzo House, Levoca, Slovakia

Renaissance Strazky Manor, Kezmaroc, Slovakia

I spent an excellent week in the Pieniny range of mountains and national park in the Tatras in the south of Poland before New Year. Niedzica Castle was as wonderful as ever with French champagne (chilled Laurent Perrier NV - my favourite NV) on the high tower at twelve with lots of fireworks. Demanding walks up and down the rutted tracks on the pine-forested slopes of the park. Poland has some of the best hiking in Europe with excellent maps and clearly marked routes.

The excursion into Slovakia was a revelation. This spectacular country is so seldom w…