Winter 2004 in the Ulič dolina (Ulic Valley), Slovakia
Not many people visit villages in the Carpathian mountains of eastern Slovakia in the wintertime. It's a quiet, peaceful time. In past times, it was a season for rest and repair from the laborious farming and forestry chores. Even with all its beauty, winter remained another struggle, homes with no chimneys, only a hole in the roof to vent the smoke. Imagine limited food, cold homes, poor clothing to keep warm with, no artificial lighting. We've got it pretty good today.
More information and Photos of Nova Sedlica village (and 2003 winter photos)
Eastern Region Suffers Depopulation - Reprint from The Slovak Spectator, 2003
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Last Update: 16 March 2004