This River Runs Thru Me

This River Runs Thru Me

If you by any chance have seen A River Runs Through It by Robert Redford, or read the Norman Maclean book the movie was based on, this river means to me that much, although I more often bathed in it than fished for trout. This pic just happens to have been taken about the time the Redford movie was released (early 1990s). The River Białka (White) – in the photo at a Polish village which takes its name from the river – has its source in the heart of the Slovak Tatras that form the background for this scene (as well as for life or vacation) in-between the Podhale region on Poland's territory (to the right of the river) and Spisz (in Slovak: Spiš; left of the river). The mountains on the left are Belianské Tatry - built of limestone and dolomite - with the prominent Ždiarska vidla (in Polish: Płaczliwa Skała) and Havran (Havrań). Behind the Belianské Tatry rise the High Tatras, where the elements of the skyline, from left to right (East to West) are: Kežmarský (Kieżmarski); Lomnický (Łomnica) to the left of the V-shaped col; and on its right Pyšný (Durny) with its sawtooth comb; Baranié Rohy (Baranie Rogi); in the centre Ľadový (Lodowy), which – from here - seems to be the highest; Javorové: Veľký & Malý (Jaworowe); Bradavica (Staroleśny); and Široká (Szeroka Jaworzyńska) - the 'Broad Peak'; the Tatras' highest peak, Gerlachovský (Gerlach); Končistá (Kończysta) between the trees; and at the edge of the photo, obscured by the tops of the trees: Vysoká (Wysoka) and Rysy.
on Apr 5, 2009 6:32 am
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Scenery,  Water
Image ID: 503856


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lcarreau - Apr 5, 2009 7:22 pm - Voted 10/10

From my western

viewpoint, those Slovak High Tatras, so
breathtaking in their beauty, look better
when filmed from a distance.

Can a person follow a trail along the river
to the mountains? Such is the scenery most
often found inside the pages of a book.

Great picture, Jacek !!!


yatsek - Apr 7, 2009 5:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: From my western

I am really glad you like this picture, Larry. Yes, you can walk along the river up to its sources (just a 4-km section inside the national park has no legal trail by its banks), and I hope to do it again one day :)

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Apr 6, 2009 6:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Jeremiah Johnson

If you write Robert Redford and show me that view, my thoughts go straight to Jeremiah Johnston movie... epic!

Fantastic view and description.



yatsek - Apr 7, 2009 5:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Jeremiah Johnson

Yeah, another moving movie:) that also sticks in my mind. Redford was in it while his "River" starred Pitt – people come and go but the mts still stand and the rivers run, and I find it somehow optimistic :-)
BTW Have you checked out the names? I've never been good with names and details. OK I'll never mistake Lodowy for Durny (LOL), Tomku, but I can mistake Ganek for Kończysta, or Litvorovy for Velicky - from afar:)


lcarreau - Apr 7, 2009 10:52 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Jeremiah Johnson

I used to have a friend (within the state
of Utah) who had met Robert Redford.

It was at a trout-fishing reservoir where Redford went fishing quite frequently.

My friend didn't even know it was actually
Redford until somebody informed him that it
was indeed Robert Redford.

Romuald Kosina

Romuald Kosina - Nov 23, 2009 1:17 pm - Voted 10/10


Jacku, this river is mine too... :-)
Trzymaj si?!!!!!!!!! :-)


yatsek - Nov 24, 2009 7:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Jacku,...

I'm happy to share this river with people like you, Romku:) But this river badly needs something like this to survive.
Staram sie trzymac:)

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 7, 2010 7:35 am - Voted 10/10

What a funny title...

did you like the film "The river runs through"?


yatsek - Jul 7, 2010 7:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What a funny title...

Sure, great place, Montana (a bit too windy maybe), not a bad time in America, seems better than the present to me.


Noondueler - Nov 1, 2012 1:22 am - Voted 10/10

Great mountain scene

with the beautiful Tatras rising beyond the immediate river.


yatsek - Nov 1, 2012 5:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great mountain scene

Thanks very much for your comment.

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