Czech Jizera Mountains

Late in 2017 I was on a 4 day workshop in Jizera Mountains on Czech side. We visited few places, got up at 4am, climbed the mountain in the dark, took photos, came down to rest and eat and in the afternoon climbed another place, took photos and came back in the dark. I must tell that it was very tiring. I was expecting a little better photos but you can’t really control weather (although it was not all bad) and I wasn’t really “feeling” all the places. But it was fun I do not regret doing it. And I really needed a group nudge to wake up and climb a mountain so early in the morning, basically doing it being half asleep. :)

First small patch is from Palicznik peak, sunset time. A lot of clouds unfortunately.

Second patch was taken during sunrise from Frýdlantské Cimbuří peak, then catched waterfalls on the way down.

Third patch is from sunrise from Jizera peak.

Last sunrise - village Jizerka.

Lastly, on my way back I snapped a photo of Frydlant Castle.

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Germany 2017, day 5

On the 5th day we visited Linderhof Palace. It is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II and the only one which he lived to see completed. There is a wonderful park around the castle which must be even better on a sunny day. ;)

Germany 2017, day 3

On the third day, in a lovely weather, we visited two castles in close proximity - Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Both are beautifully decorated on the inside, unfortunately photos were not allowed. No wonder Disney's Castle was inspired by Neuschwanstein. :)

Germany 2017, day 1

Last year, taking advantage of some free days at the beginning of May I took a trip to Bavaria region in Germany. It was a lovely few days, I wish only the weather was a little bit better. On our first day we took rack railway to get to Zugspitze, highest mountain in Germany - 2962 m a.s.l. The view from above was stunning. It was probably the highest I've ever been. After going down we took a walk around lake Eibsee, which is situated just below the mountain (and is also visible from above).

I am preparing photo book for myself from this trip, so it's a good opportunity to upload photos. :)

Bystrzyckie mountains

So this Sunday I took advantage of a lovely, spring weather and decided to go hiking. I picked up Bystrzyckie mountains, as this is the region I rarely visit. The weather was amazing, just recently I was still wearing my winter jacket. The amount of snow was a little too much though, I ended too many times up above my knees in the snow. Photos aren't anything special, but here they are..