Karkonosze - snowy mountains


The Karkonosze (Czech. Krkonoše) Mountains are a mountain range located in the south-west of Poland and the north of the Czech Republic, part of the Sudetes mountain system. The Czech-Polish border, which divides the historic regions of Bohemia and Silesia, runs along the main ridge.


The origin of the name is usually interpreted as a compound of "krk" or "krak" - an Old Slavonic word for Krummholz (reference to local vegetation) - and "noš" - derived from "nosit" (carry). Alternative linguistic theories mention a connection with the pre-Indo-European word "Corconti," which is first listed by Ptolemy and refers to a pre-Celtic or Germanic people. In 14th century the mountain range was also called the Sněžné hory (Snowy Mountains).


The modern names of Karkonosze (Polish), Krkonoše (Czech), and Riesengebirge (German) became widely accepted only in the 19th century. The range is also often referred to in English as the "Giant Mountains".
(source: Wikipedia)



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  1. Wonderful images. The snow is so beautifully white, and the mountain slopes are just stunning. Thanks for sharing your post with "Through My Lens"

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Das Riesengebirge ist ein Platz den ich auch unbedingt einmal besuchen möchte und der viele Schnee macht es noch
    geheimnisvoller. Schöne Bilder hast du mitgebracht !

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  3. Oh wow! This is just stunning. I am so hoping for snow here some day soon. Have a lovely Sunday.

    #mysundayphoto

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  4. Last image is very evocative!

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  5. These are beautiful.

    Mollyxxx

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  6. What amazing snow scenes! Wow!

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  7. Great photo captures. Those mountains are magnificent and very interesting information about the origin of the name.

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  8. I love the last photo. It's really mysterious

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  9. Beautiful photos!
    Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-walls-of-san-juan.html

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  10. I never heard of these mountains before, but they sure are pretty in with the snow.

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  11. How in the world did you get way up there? I don't see any ski lifts. The photos of your snowy landscape are wonderful!

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  12. so beautiful. How I would love to walk there

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  13. Hello, wow! These are gorgeous views of the mountains. It does look very cold. Happy Skywatching, enjoy your weekend!

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  14. Amazing scene of snow formations and patterns in the first photo. A great series of photos.

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  15. I love these photos! Looks like the top of the world to me!!

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  16. Oh my - such gorgeous captures! Living in the driest State of the driest Continent in the world, is it any wonder I am drawn to cooler climes (either in reality or visually)?!
    The 3rd and 4th images particularly are breathtaking (perhaps in more ways than one?!) Happy weekend and thank you for sharing.

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  17. Wonderful snow scenes.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  18. Wow, all are great and impressiv !
    The last is gorgeous !
    Greetings from Germany

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  19. Beautiful scenery and photography.

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  20. Just beautiful. Fantastic snowy photos. An unusual sight here:)

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  21. Very cool... the snow on your first shot is really neat. I bet the views were stunning.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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  22. very white indeed, good captures.... wonderful photo's... of a material i realy don't like by the way ;-)

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  23. That is definitely white and beautifully so

    Mollyxxx

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  24. What a place and fantastic photography ~ Majestic!

    Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

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  25. Looks SERIOUSLY KOLD! I mean cold.

    ROG, ABCW

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  26. i know these photos ;-)
    Wonderful scenery...and truly beautiful photo's .... i almost start to like snow ;-)

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

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