Three Crowns

A view from the summit of Three Crowns towards the Dunajec river valley  

Pieniny is a mountain range in the south of Poland and the north of Slovakia. The Pieniny range is 35 km long and up to 5 km wide. The two gorges of the River Dunajec divide them into three parts: Spisz Pieniny, Small Pieniny and the Proper Pieniny. Pieniny’s highest peak – Wysoka (Polish) / Vysoké Skalky (Slovak) – reaches 1,050 metres above sea level (Small Pieniny), but the most famous peak is Trzy Korony (Three Crowns - 982 metres a.s.l. - Proper Pieniny). It is also the summit of the Three Crowns Massif (Proper Pieniny). 
The Pieniny mountains are mainly built from limestone and they create picturesque and impressive, almost perpendicular walls which go down towards the Dunajec River. 
Already in the 19th century some people noted that the area should be protected. The Polish Pieniny National Park and the Slovak National Natural Reserve in Pieniny was the first International Landscape Park in Europe (established in 1932).

A view from the summit of Three Crowns towards the Spisz and Tatra Mountains
View of the nearby Pieniny from the summit of Three Crowns
Linked to: Spisz's Pieniny

Comments

  1. That is very very beautiful. That's the kind of earth I want to live in. I hope it stays preserved the way it is. You shots are stunning!

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  2. Good to hear that such a place of beauty is protected.

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  3. amazing and beautiful landscapes.

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  4. Stunning location! Love those low clouds... like a blanket!

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  5. Spectacular views. Especially love the last photo where the cloud seems to divide the colours of the landscape.

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  6. all that UNDER the clouds...

    ROG, ABCW

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  7. Wow it's breathtaking so loving it!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  8. It looks like a wonderland. I hope to see this one day when we visit Poland.

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  9. Those clouds are INCREDIBLE!!!

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  10. What beautiful photos! Glad you linked up so that I could discover your blog!

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  11. Breathtakng photography! thank you so much for sharing this!

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  12. Wonderful pictures with the cotton wool clouds. Did not know that it was the first International Landscape Park in Europe! Good that there are people with a vision!

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