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Bledow Desert is one of the greatest natural curiosities in Central Europe. Its unique landscape is formed by sand dunes and steppe plants. The only desert in Poland is situated at the eastern part of Silesian Upland, near Dabrowa Gornicza and Olkusz. The Bledow Desert is the phenomena of the Polish landscape permanently changed by human impact and natural processes. Features of this area are not caused by dry climate. The human activity in the Medieval and heavy development of mining and metallurgical industries caused the deforestation of this area. In the early 19th century the Bledow Desert was over 80 square kilometres in size but the sands have started to shrink and nowadays the area has only 32 square kilometres, one third of which is covered with sand.

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  • Copyright: monika sz (moooniaaaa) (51)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-04-13
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-10-11 5:02
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