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After the Rain

Jizerka (deutsch Klein Iser) is part of municipality Kořenov in Jablonec nad Nisou District. The hamlet located in the Bohemian part of Jizera Mountains, on the border with Silesia, Poland.

 

In the 15th century first inhabitants settled in the area to look for gemstones. The oldest written reference is from 16th century. The settlement was called Bukowec. At the end of the 18th century there were 7 buildings and the inhabitants made a living from forestry and smuggling. In 1829 glassworks were opened. At the peak of the glass industry Jizerka had a population of approximately 450 people. There was a school, pub, sawmill, bakery, blacksmith and other craftsmen.

 

In 1911 the wood-fired glassworks were closed. Coal-fired factories located in the valleys were more efficient. At the same time, tourism began to take off. Some houses became hostels, others pubs. After World War II most of the buildings were nationalized. In the 1980s massive deforestation took place. In the 1990s the buildings were privatized and Jizerka became a recreation centre again.

 

(Wikipedia)

 

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Spent a nice weekend in the village of Jizerka, most likely the most beautiful outpost in the Jizerské hory mountain chain.

 

Lush meadows, late spring moods, nice weather, freedom... all those things we need when seeking a rest.

 

This shot is taken in the village later in the evening at Safírový potok, after quite heavy thunderstorm that occurred in the afternoon.

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Taken on June 4, 2011