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慚atka - The outdoor destination near Skopje


Lake Matka and the canyon make an easy day trip from the Macedonian capital.
You can hike and take boat trips in an overwhelming natural environment and that only half an hour or about 16 kilometers from Skopje. There抯 even a regular bus connection.

The lake is manmade by damming the river Treska in 1937.
In the beginning of the gorge near the Saint Andrew (Sveti Andrej) Church and the monastery of Sveta Bogorodica it can still be quite busy. At least in the month of July.
Quite a few visitors linger here. Some take a boat trip.
If you continue to follow the path along the water, you will soon find yourself alone in the beautiful surroundings.


This is my last picture of the country of North Macedonia (ex Macedonia FYR, ex Yugoslavia).
In total I showed 50 photos (and quite a few in the WS).
Since several places of this small and welcoming country in the heart of the Balkans are still relatively unknown to many travellers, I抳e tried to show something more than the classic Skopje, Matka and Ohrid. (I agree in the end I was tempted to show many photos of Ohrid)
I hope you have enjoyed it.

So Gert, you have already thought a few times that the series was coming to an end. Well, this is the end.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6894 W: 24 N: 16207] (63460)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2018-07-13
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-02-22 23:56
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