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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Radhošť

July 6:  Radhošť is one of the tallest mountains in our region, and famous as a spiritual spot.  Once upon a time it served as a sacred place of the pagan god Radegast.  Now a Christian chapel stands on the highest point, along with statues of Cyril and Methodius, who brought Christianity to the Slavic people and helped develop a written language.  Those who aren't religious still make the pilgrimage because of the history, the great views...and the blueberries.  When they're in season (this year starting in early July, but often later), you can pick so many you won't know what to do with.  Go prepared with containers.

Me picking blueberries on the walk from Pustevny to Radhošť:


My friend Katka and I at the statue of Cyril and Methodius:


The views:


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