Photographer's Note

Low Beskids is the largest in terms of area occupied mountain area in Poland. It lies in the south-eastern part of the Polish, stretching along the border with Slovakia on the section Nowy Sacz - Sanok. You can find both the wildlife, as well as the great monuments of the Lemko and traces left behind in these areas after the two world wars.

Beskid Mountains are generally low and mild, characterized by long ridges with flattened tops and domed tops. Only some of the ridges and peaks are more steep and sharp. Height gradients are varied and range from about 500 to 1000 m above sea level.

The first people, engaged in hunted and gathering, appeared in Beskid in Mesolithic period. From Roman times to the Carpathian passes and led numerous trade routes frequented. In the early Middle Ages the area was temporarily settled by the Croats, in the ninth century Beskid low peripheral district became a multi-tribal country of Wislanie tribe. Sparsely populated area was a natural border between the Polish state, and Hungary. It was not until the fourteenth century saw the final annexation of the Polish.

The origins of the settlement dates back to the eleventh century, when it began to come here the first settlers. Initially Beskid lands, covered with virgin forests, were all property of the king, and from the eleventh century began to give to the monasteries, bishops and lay lords. The first villages were deposited under German law, and the people living here, mostly Polish. From the thirteenth century, the area began arriving Beskid pastoral peoples of Balkan origin, the migration proceeded north - along the chain of the Carpathians. This population was called Vlachs. Under the influence of the local culture and customs of the Polish and Slovak highlanders came to the area population of Wallachia, preserving Russian language, has developed a specific culture, which has been called Lemko.

After II World War he was rebuilding towns and villages after the war, and there was the industrial development of the region. Currently, the emphasis is on the development of tourism, which has become the main source of income for the local population.

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