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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Slovenia - one photo per day





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I've decided to make a one photo per day thread for Slovenia. Day 1, photos of Kobarid and Soča river (Isonzo), one of the cleanest rivers in Europe today. The valley of Soča is in NW Slovenia, near Italian border. Kobarid is a small town of afew thousand inhabitants, very well known from the World War I., when there was a war front (Isonzo war front) between Italy and Austria-Hungary there. IMO, it's the most beautiful part of Slovenia.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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Small and lovely country, I'll follow it.

Kobarid - we know that word very well. From that day it means "defeat" in our language.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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I'll follow it too. Beautiful country.
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Old February 5th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #4
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Very idyllic

Looking forward for the next days pics
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Old February 5th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments, guys. I'll try to post features that weren't that much posted, maybe a little less known.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #6
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My next post is going to be about Kras. Kras lies in SW Slovenia, and is a very special region in Slovenia that also became known worldwide. Also term karst that entered the English language comes from this place. Kras is a part of a much larger limestone (Karst) area, a landscape that has been shaped by water (which shaped the limestone), resulting in many caves (such as Škocjan caves, Postojna cave, Vilenica cave). Until mid-19th century the region was known to be practically treeless (the legend has it that large oak forests were destroyed by Venetians to build Venice). Later, the area was forested mostly with pines. It's a charming mediterranean region with rich wine-producing culture and a lot of small villages.

Map of Kras region, which is also partly in Italy:


Štanjel, a picturesque Kras village:


Škocjan caves, Unesco-protected (the entrance)


Vineyards:


Famous Lipizzaner horses from Lipica:


Kraški pršut (smoked ham) and Kraški teran (red wine):


I know I said only one photo per day, but there's so much to show, I decided to put several smaller photos!
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Old February 6th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #7
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Nice pics, particularly Škocjan caves but I think you should limit the photos to 1 per day.
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Yeah, if I have a large one, it will be only one.
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Lake Cerknica is an intermittent lake (which means it disappears completely during the summer dry period and is typical for Karst regions) in central Slovenia. When full, it is the largest lake in the country. It lies in the southern part of Cerknica polje. The surface of the lake can reach up to 38 km² and the surface level varies from 546 to 551 metres above sea level.
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Škofja Loka castle.

Škofja Loka is a town of approximately 23,000 people some 25 km NW of Ljubljana. The town has a very strong medieval heritage and is one of the oldest urban settlements in Slovenia. Its history begins in AD 973, when German emperor Otto II gave the territory of Loka as a present to Abraham the bishop of Freising in Bavaria. The worst of the earthquakes in 1511 had badly damaged the town which was later rebuilt by bishop Filip. From that time on the image of Škofja Loka was just slightly changed so Škofja Loka is now known as the most preserved mediaeval town in Slovenia. Old town core is consisted from Upper town square called Plac and Lower town square called Lontrg both dominated by the Castle of Škofja Loka.

A negro in a crown

There is a legend which tells of a feudal lord called Abraham from Bavaria who was travelling one night through the Poljanska dolina valley with his black servant (the "negro"). While walking through a dark thicket they came across a huge bear. Prince Abraham stopped, terrified; the quick-thinking servant aimed an arrow from his bow and shot the bear dead. The master embraced the servant and said: "You have saved my life, servant. I shall reward you for your heroism, so that future generations may know what a hero you were." He showed his gratitude to the servant by painting his head in the town's coat-of-arms. There is an inscription on the outer part of the 14th century seal, which says: SIGILLUM CIVITATIS LOK - the seal of the town of Škofja Loka.

This is the negro in the coat of arms:

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Jeruzalem is a small village in Ljutomer municipality in Prlekija region (NE Slovenia), broader Styria region. It got its name after the original Jerusalem. The region is mostly low hills and is very fertile, famous for fruit and grape growing. There is also a church (Mary's church), built in 1652 and a botanical garden in the village.
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Beautiful country. I hope to visit asap
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A narrow street in the oldest, medieval part of Ljubljana (Stari trg).
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Very nice, as we didn't have one yesterday, I can post another

The beautifully situated village of Sorica in Gorenjska.

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Another pic of the old part: the market place. The Cathedral in the back.
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Črni Kal viaduct, the biggest in Slovenia. Construction began in 2001, open for traffic in September 2004. SW Slovenia.
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Prekmurje landscape, which is mostly quite flat; Prekmurje is a region east of the Mura river, extreme east of Slovenia at the Hungarian border. Slovenia's little piece of the Great Panonian Plain.
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is anyone following or interested in this thread? Cuz I'm slightly losing interest to update it.....
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Yep it's interesting. You are not obliged to post each day after all.
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Yes, i'm watching it! Keep the faith, only 319 days to go until you can stop posting
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