Grab your passport and your most comfortable hiking shoes because the first Geyser of Awesome Field Trip of 2016 takes place on the Králický Sněžník mountain in the Czech Republic. That’s where we’ll find the Dolni Morava Sky Walk, a 180-foot-tall sinuous walkway made of wood and steel that’s built atop a cliff located 3,600 feet above sea level.

Designed by Fránek Architects, the sky walk was designed to blend into its natural surroundings. The walkway path is wide and has a gentle slop to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. The view from the top is magnificent and the top level of the sky walk features a mesh net where visitors may lounge with their heads sometimes literally in the clouds.

But the awesome view isn’t the best part. Once you’ve made your way up and feasted your eyes on the beautiful Morava river and majestic Krkonoše Mountains, visitors have the option to descend by way of a 330 foot spiraling metal slide in the center of the sky walk.

Visit the Fránek Architects website to learn more about this amazing structure.

Photos by Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

[via Visual News and Colossal]



For hundreds of years people have been digging in search of most precious materials that Sudetes Mts. could give them. Marbles, gold, coal, copper, brimstone, lead, pyrite, opals, nickel. Rich mining cities raised and fell: to the ground and sometimes literally under the ground. 

One of the last mining chapters in history of Sudetes and also the most tragic took place in 1950s, when Soviets discovered uranium ore deposits in old German shafts. Driven crazy by Stalin’s obsession to possess nuclear bomb they started to overexploit old mines, polish miners and whole region. Dozens of people lie down buried in shafts, murdered by soviet secret police, hundreds of miners died of cancer or mining accidents, villages seized to exist and even one city had been buried underground hence of extensive and improper mining operations underneath.

Nowadays, when the mining period has come to an end with shutting down coal industry in 1990s and spreading high unemployment and poverty in the region, thousands of shafts, pits and caves can be found in forests and fields, on the hills and in the valleys firing the imagination and being the source of hundreds of mystery stories, legends and rumors about both horrors and treasures lying deep underneath Sudetes Mountains.

Bóbr river near Miedzianka, 2014

View from inside of evangelical church onto catholic church on Miedzianka market square. Both the evangelical church and market square were completely destroyed by uranium mining works in 1950s; Miedzianka, 2015

Former quartz quarry mine; Sudety Mts., 2014

Miner’s Culture House, Kowary, 2015
Built in the 1950s as a culture and entertainment center for a new housing district accommodating uranium miners and workers

Franciszek, 2015
Director of former secret Industrial Works R-1, company for searching, mining and enriching uranium ore.

Little Boy bomb mock-up, adit 9 of former uranium mine; Kowary, 2015

Piranha’s aquarium, adit 9 of former uranium mine; Kowary, 2015

Former mining pit; Wieściszowice, 2014

Industrial Works R-1, Kowary, 2014
Uranium ore enriching plant of former top secret polish-soviet company “Zakłady Przemysłowe R-1”

Bartender; Przesieka in Sudety Mts., 2013

Jugów, Owl Mts., 2015

Remains of uranium mine, Okrzeszyn, 2015

Michał Sierakowski is a Polish photographer born in 1992, based in Warsaw. His work is highly influenced and based upon a tradition of American documentary and landscape photography, Dusseldorf school and deadpan movement. Using mainly large format analogue cameras his main interests and leitmotifs are place of humanity in the surrounding world and a place of a man in high-tech society and linked with it environmental and ecological issues. Besides learning and making photography he is also a tutor teaching basic photography courses, movie editor and motion designer.


“Głazy Krasnoludków” (Gorzeszowskie Skałki)  - The Dwarfs’ Boulders nature reserve in Lower Silesian voivodeship, Poland. Sources of pictures: [1,2,3,4,5]

The Gorzeszów Rocks, also known as the Dwarfs’ Boulders, is a fascinating location situated close to the Krzeszów and Chełmsk Śląski towns. Protected as a natural reserve, the site represents bedrock exposures, part of shallow-water sediments of the platform cover deposited at that time in different parts of the Sudetes. The rocks form a sandstone wall of dimensions about 1100 meters long (but the width of the most interesting exposures pictured above does not exceed 200 m) and up to 30 metres high. On the top and in gapes in the wall rocky hammers, pulpits and mushrooms are exposured. Forming of these rocks occured in the Cenomanian epoch when the area was covered by a sea and during the uplifting movements these islands were strongly eroded and large amounts of detrital material. Some fossils that occur in southern parts of these rocks point a link to the Tethys Ocean, while on the north part fossilized fauna characteristic for the colder Atlantic was discovered. Waters shed by both transgressions entering the bay through a narrow strait and underwent permanent mixing. [read more - PDF]