Thursday, April 26, 2012

the Schneekoppe on the giant mountains

This also looks like something out of Tolkien, but despite the artistic licence, is a real place.  The Riesengebirge or Giant Mountains was shared between Germany and Czechoslovakia until 1945, since then between Poland and what is now the Czech Republic, named respectively as Karkonosze / Krkonoše (same pronuniciation)

As is obvious from the flag, this artwork dates from the period of the Second Reich (1871 - 1919).

A dragable 360 degree photo of what it looks like now is here

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