Moravia is a historical country in the Czech Republic occupying the south-eastern part of the country, and has as its capital Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic (390.000 inhabitants).The land takes its name from the Morava river, which traverses the area southward. For photographers the most iconic part of the region is Southern Moravia, near to the city of Kyjov. The most interesting area forms the shape of a triangle between the villages Svatobožice, Čejč and Žarošice. On the foothills of the Carpathians there are some smooth, long hills with large fields of extensive agriculture. Vast areas planted with cereals, buckwheat and rapeseed, as well as some beautiful vineyards make the area quite similar to Tuscany or the Palouse region. Instead of Tuscany’s classic cypresses you’ll find poplars, elms and chestnut-lined avenues and in the place of iconic Italian villas there are numerous scenic chapels, usually surrounded by trees. In the spring you’ll find stunning structured patchwork fields bursting with colour – details seen with tele lens are similar to Rothko’s paintings.
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