Re: Votrubova Chata
The term simply has an entirely different meaning than we are
accustomed to applying with our English version of 'hut'. In Alaska
the huts I have encountered are huts as we understand them, sparse
frame construction well built to withstand wind and weather,
anchored with cables into the rocks. Lightweight because all
material has to be hauled in by man-sled, dog-sled, back or
airplane. Some are clad in thin aluminum newspaper print sheets
which are / were used once and salvaged or sold to poor mountaineers.
The huts I have experinced in Austria and Switzerland have ranged
from relatively simple buildings with cold running water to wash up
with and outhouses over the edge of the morraine to very large,
multi-story, multi-room ... hotels. There is no other English word
I can name, with hot showers and flush toilets. Both simple and
elaborate offer a bar and kitchen, bunks and blankets. You bring
your own sheets. My first time hiking hut to hut I started quite
nervously, because I had NEVER gone into the mountains to overnight
without being fully self-sufficient. There are some good tales to
tell, up in them thar mountains!
I wish I spoke Slovak to duplicate the experience in the Tatras!
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, Caye Caswick <ccaswick@y...>
> I cannot believe those photos could ever be confused
> with a 'hut' -- I'd say they look like Swiss skiing
> chalets -- or lodges -- but 'hut' -- I just don't get
> how hut applies to construction/architecture that
> --- sandman6294 <sandman6294@y...> wrote:
> > --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "amiak27"
> > <rmat@p...> wrote:
> > >
> > > The three photos are loaded at the Photos part of
> > the
> > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Slovak-World
> > > site under "Votruba Hut". I will take the photos
> > down in a few
> > > weeks. They are a beautiful example of a
> > traditional hut in the
> > > European mountains. It is a nice look back in
> > time.
> > What a difference about 15 degrees in latitude (49
> > vs 35) makes.
> > I've been living at 1675 meters for 43 years and we
> > don't have
> > mountain brigades and skiing here. By the way,
> > anyone know what the
> > difference between "chata" and "chyz^a" is?
> > RU
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