:: show 561 .. 10th August 2018 ::
- THE SEČOVLJE SALTPANS
- THE ISTRIAN VILLAGE OF SVETI PETER
- CLAY COSTUMES BY LADINA KORBAR
- CASTING ARTIST BORUT KAMŠEK
- OKREŠELJ BASIN
THE SEČOVLJE SALINA NATURE PARK
Slovenia is considered as one of the countries with the highest levels of biodiversity in Europe. Around 12% of its territory is protected in different categories. The Sečovlje Saltpans have been protected as a nature park and wetland of international importance. The park is most famous for its birds, with some 300 species recorded in the saltpans as yet. Birds are far from being the only inhabitants of this nature park.
THE VILLAGE OF SVETI PETER
In the hinterland of the coastal towns there is a hilly world of the Istrian peninsula, strewn with olive trees, vineyards and orchards, as well as with picturesque villages which give an impression as though time has simply stopped. One of them is the village of Sveti Peter, which also hides an interesting cultural heritage.
CLAY COSTUME FIGURINES BY LADINA KORBAR
Despite its small area of land, Slovenia is a highly diverse country. The diversity of its regions is also evident in the folk costumes. Each region had its own way of dressing, making the Slovenian clothing heritage incredibly rich and a real challenge for ethnologists. Ladina Korbar portrays this diversity of traditional folk costumes on clay figurines.
CASTING ARTIST BORUT KAMŠEK
Many public monuments now featured around Slovenia were cast in the foundry studio of Borut Kamšek. His bronze sculptures are created in the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. Besides casting new sculptures, the Kamšek foundry is also engaged in restoration work.
Concealed above the upper end of the Logar Valley, one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, there is yet another gem of nature - the Okrešelj Cirque, which can be reached by a trail leading past the mighty Rinka Waterfall. The mountain hut at Okrešelj was named after the botanist Johannes Frischauf of Vienna, a passionate promoter of the beauties of the Savinja Alps.