Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

HISTORY TALKS...

Svätojánska Valley

SLOVAKIA is a hilly country with abundant forests, and, to this day, gamekeeper's cottages built throughout the ages can be found in many remote locations. Gamekeepers took care of forest game and prevented poaching. In addition, they monitored and organized logging and the planting of saplings.

Click to enlarge.

SLOVAKIA is a hilly country with abundant forests, and, to this day, gamekeeper's cottages built throughout the ages can be found in many remote locations. Gamekeepers took care of forest game and prevented poaching. In addition, they monitored and organized logging and the planting of saplings.

This postcard from 1938 shows gamekeeper's cottages in "Pred bystrou" in Jánska dolina (valley) in the Low Tatras. In the background there is part of the main mountain ridge with the highest peak of the Low Tatras, Ďumbier (2045 metres). It is possible that the gamekeepers also kept flocks of sheep, because a large portion of the meadow is fenced to protect the sheep from wolves and bears.


Prepared by Branislav Chovan

Top stories

Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.

Andrej Danko, head of the Slovak National Party (SNS) at the party congress in Sliač.

Kiska stays away from parliamentary politics

President Kiska has dispersed all questions surrounding his future in politics before Easter, when he announced he was not planning to run for parliament.

Andrej Kiska does not want to walk down the path of party politics.

No NHL players to reinforce Slovak ice hockey team so far

All players addressed by coach Cíger have refused to attend the world championship but there are still two in question.

Zdeno Cíger

Danko’s office opens MPs’ letters

OĽaNO wants Danko to step down as parliament’s speaker after what they call an unprecedented measure.

Igor Matovič (l) and Ján Budaj (r)