Amazing Slovakia is his ninth book, in which for the first time he exclusively focuses on his native country and the number of remarkable places it has to offer.
Slovakia is shown here in photographs taken from a bird’s eye view. This approach allowed him to capture on film the only wild herd of European bison in Slovakia, the Morské Oko Lake hidden in the lush forests of Vihorlat and the Domašín Meander of the Váh River, which bears a striking resemblance to its more famous counterpart on the Colorado River in America’s Grand Canyon. The little known Čabraď Castle in Central Slovakia is proof that no one necessarily has to travel to Peru to see something as remarkable as Machu Picchu. Such natural beauty is not confined to Slovakia’s most famous tourist destinations such as the High Tatras and Slovak Paradise; it can also be seen in many lesser known gems scattered throughout the countryside.
For Filip, however, Slovakia has much more than just magnificent natural beauty. Its rich history has also had a tremendous impact upon the country over the last millennium. The castle ruins, magnificent chateaux, and the many abandoned monasteries and medieval churches are evidence that Slovakia has always been at the crossroads of history in Europe.
The charms of the country are divided into geographical units: Western, Central and Eastern Slovakia. The book is issued in both Slovak and English. This limited edition also includes a USB flash drive with a twenty-minute film in which Filip presents Slovakia from a different perspective.