:: show 535 .. 16th June 2017 ::
- LJUBLJANA CASTLE
- DOBRA VAGA GALLERY
- PETER OGORELEC / MODEL BUILDER
- LAHINJA REGIONAL PARK
- A SALT PANNING FAMILY
For centuries, the hill at the centre of the Slovenian capital has been the location of a medieval castle – the symbol of Ljubljana. Its exceptional position lends a view of the town and its surrounding area. Today, the castle is the site of numerous cultural events and one of the country’s most visited tourist destinations.
Last year, an open art studio and sales gallery opened its doors in the open-air market at the foot of Ljubljana Castle. Its curious designation “DobraVaga (or Good measure) – "Art by the Pound" justifies its location in the market space. The gallery is a springboard for young artists.
MASTER MODEL MAKER PETER OGORELEC In the age of computers and three-dimensional presentations, hand-crafting models is certainly a dying art. Retired architect Peter Ogorelec has been practising it for more than six decades and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
LAHINJA REGIONAL PARK
Lahinja Regional Park lays at the heart of the Bela krajina region in the south-east of the country. Its 200 hectares of surface area comprise numerous natural and cultural monuments, and two nature reserves. Its greatest natural landmark is the Lahinja River, which lent the park its name.
A SALT PANNING FAMILY
It is said that the coastal town of Piran grew on salt; this is because, for centuries, the Sečovlje salt pans served as the town’s main source of income. Salt has been panned there for more than 700 years, though some believe them to be much older still. Hard work at the salt pans began in the spring, at which time entire families relocated there.