MOUNTAIN PEAKS AS PLACES OF TRANSGRESSION. A ROMANTIC VERSION
The author of the article uses Mircea Eliade’s and Yi Fu-Tuan’s methodological concepts concerning interpretation and poetics of space to apply them in her analysis of characteristic forms of reaction and behaviour of Romantic tourists in the mountains. She discusses the frenetic, fantastic and phantasmagorical visions evoked by the landscape in the mountains. What became a carrier of important meanings in interpretations of landscape was the top-bottom/high-low opposition. The vastness of mountain landscape seen from a high mountain peak (the highest peak in a given area) stimulated the imagination to see it not only in the physical sense but also through the “eyes of the soul”, going beyond the horizon. This created a possibility of attributing important symbolic meanings to landscape.