Saturday, October 11, 2008

Vysoké Tatry, Slovakia/Poland

Here is another one of the forwarded cards (along with the one from Romania above)

I absolutely love the blue tone that dominates this one...
it was sent by a former Belgian pen friend, Tine Bouckhyt from a visit to Slovakia
Vysoké Tatry, or High Tatras, are a mountain range on the borders between Slovakia and Poland (so again, double label...). They are part of the Eastern Tatras Mountains.
The major part and all the highest peaks of the mountains are situated in Slovakia. The highest peak is 2655m. Many rare and endemic animals and plant species are native to the High Tatras. Large predators, such as the bear, Eurasian lynx, marten, wolf and fox, live there.
The first European cross-border national park was founded here Tatranský národný park in Slovakia in 1948 and Tatrzański Park Narodowy in Poland in 1954.


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