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- NOAH CHARNEY AND
- BOGENŠPERK CASTLE
- SCULPTOR METKA KAVČIČ
- KAMNIŠKA BISTRICA
Piran is an ancient Mediterranean town situated on the peninsula of the Bay of Piran. The town is like a big museum with a preserved medieval ground plan and a rich architectural and cultural heritage.
NOAH CHARNEY AND PLEČNIK
Jože Plečnik is considered the greatest Slovenian architect. We’ll look at his artistic greatness through the eyes of a foreigner, the American Noah Charney, who has been living in Slovenia for several years. Charney, an art historian and writer, became fascinated with Plečnik when he first came in contact with his architecture. Based on his doctoral thesis about him, he has also written the book “Eternal Architect”.
Bogenšperk Castle holds a prominent position in Slovenian cultural history. It was here that one of the most distinguished Slovenian personalities, the polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor, spent 20 of his most creative years. This is where he wrote his most important work The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola, which is a sort of encyclopaedia of the Slovenians, dating from the second half of the 17th century.
SCULPTOR METKA KAVČIČ
After working as a conservator and restorer of cultural heritage, Metka Kavčič dedicated her career to sculpture. She creates in clay, metal, stone and wood. Among her most intriguing works is sophisticated metal lace.
Kamniška Bistrica is a picturesque valley formed by a glacier, which cuts into the heart of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps. The valley is full of attractions and a popular starting point for ascents to the surrounding mountain peaks, including the high-lying plateau Velika planina, which features one of the most picturesque herdsmen’s settlements in Europe.