Bílý Potok Part 1

by Charles Stirton July. 18, 2017 775 views

Bílý Potok is a small mountain town in the Liberec region of the Czech Republic. Known as one of the wettest place in the country it nestles in the forested mountains of the the northern parts of the Czech Republic. The scenery is beautiful and the area is much favoured especially by Czech holiday makers. There are many traditional houses in the upper parts of the town and the walks in the forests are sublime. This photo essay tries to capture some of the scenes and spirit of the place.

Scene of town from the hillside

Scene of town from the hillside

Traditional house styles

Traditional house styles

More modern style

More modern style

traditional planking colours in the area - also green and white

traditional planking colours in the area - also green and white

Mixed style

Mixed style

New build

New build

Unusual log stacking, usually in rows in open or under eaves

Unusual log stacking, usually in rows in open or under eaves

Fire hydrant

Fire hydrant

Not sure why this is stacked.

Not sure why this is stacked.

Beam interlocking

Beam interlocking

Window in a shed

Window in a shed

Window with a drawing

Window with a drawing

Door of an abandoned house

Door of an abandoned house

Garage shed locker

Garage shed locker

Bedding hanging out to air

Bedding hanging out to air

Something burned here

Something burned here

The stream can be a violent torrent and this is repair under way

The stream can be a violent torrent and this is repair under way

Small waterfall weir

Small waterfall weir

Stream higher up mountain above town

Stream higher up mountain above town

Flow remnant in stream at higher elevation

Flow remnant in stream at higher elevation

Small cascade

Small cascade

Springtime on a dandelion

Springtime on a dandelion

Typical walk signage giving directions and  distances

Typical walk signage giving directions and distances

Dense forest

Dense forest

Logging a big industry in the region

Logging a big industry in the region

Kiss me slow!

Kiss me slow!

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