The Beskydy from Above – A Flight Over the North East

Lysá Hora is, at 1324 metres above sea level, the highest peak in the Moravian Silesian region.
Lysá Hora is, at 1324 metres above sea level, the highest peak in the Moravian Silesian region.

Wallachia on the Wing

In mid August of 2013, I paid a visit to the Beskydy mountians in the north east of the country. Geographically, this area is part of Moravian Silesia; however, from an ethnographic standpoint it is typically called Wallachia. In several aspects, such as folk traditions and folk architecture, this region does stand apart from the rest of the country.

The Beskydy mountains themselves are part of the Carpathian range and are quite popular for tourism year round. The mountains boast trekking and hiking trails as well as ski slopes and many observation points.

I had the good fortune of taking a half hour flight over this area; here’s a few of the resulting pictures:

A view of the pastoral land which contrasts with the nearby mountains.
A view of the pastoral land which contrasts with the nearby mountains.
The Chapel of St. Cyril and Methodius on Radhošť mountian. The chapel is an example of typical Wallachian folk architecture.
The Chapel of St. Cyril and Methodius on Radhošť mountian. The chapel is an example of typical Wallachian folk architecture.
Puštveny ski area
Puštveny ski area
Flying along with the Beskydy below and Slovakia visible in the distance ahead.
Flying along with the Beskydy below and Slovakia visible in the distance ahead.
Just a lovely view of cloud shadows on the mountains.
Just a lovely view of cloud shadows on the mountains.
One last picture before heading back to the airstrip.
One last picture before heading back to the airstrip.

Useful Links:

These two links have some good information about the Beskydy mountains and neighboring regions:

http://www.msregion.cz/en/

http://www.czechtourism.com/a/beskydy-valassko-summer/

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