Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pieniny Mountains, Poland

The Pieniny mountains are limestone and dolomite rock strata in southern Poland and northern Slovakia. The highest peak, Wysoka, is 1,050 meters tall. Several plants are endemic to the area, and trees grow so high on the rock that one wonders how they manage to grow at all. Unfortunately, I couldn't find much other info in English.

On the left is one of the stamps of the Polish Manor Houses issue from 1999, Manor in Krzesławicach (near Krakow). The one on the right is from 2005, in the Polish Cities series, featuring the beach and wooden pier - the longest wooden pier in Europe - in the town of Sopot.

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