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SHOW 444 .. 2nd February

 

- The Pivka lakes 
- Architect Ira Zorko 
- Painter Kamila Volčanšek
- The salt of Piran  
- The Koželj homestead 

The Pivka lakes
Intermittent lakes are one of the typical characteristics of a karst landscape. In the Pivka basin near the Pivka River in south-western Slovenia, no fewer than 17 lakes appear after heavy rains – usually in late autumn or early spring. Two of the largest and most persistent lakes -- Petelinjsko and Palško jezero – are protected as national natural heritage sites.
Architect  Ira Zorko
Ira Zorko is an architect of the new age and a permaculturist. He found what he had been missing in architecture when he discovered permaculture, which tells us to listen to people and nature. Permaculture, which began as a form of sustainable – permanent – farming, is now much more than just that – it encompasses our attitude to nature, to interpersonal relations, to ecological architecture, and much more. Most of Zorko's works – which he emphasizes are a result of teamwork – are made in an environmentally friendly way.
Painter Kamila Volčanšek
Kamila Volčanšek is one of Slovenia's most prominent illustrators. For her vast and original opus of book illustrations, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the most recent Slovenian Biennial of Illustration. For the past years, Volčanšek has devoted herself mostly to painting – her primary motif being a flirtatious, mischievous fat girl.
The salt of Piran
The Sečovlje salt pans are one of Slovenia's top attractions. For more than 700 years, salt         has been produced here using an almost unchanged process, with completely natural crystallization, and solely by hand. Piran salt is of an exceptionally high quality, rich in minerals, and is now a protected product with a certificate of geographical origin.
The Koželj homestead
Virtually every Slovenian region once had its own style of local architecture. Recently, more and more tourist associations have decided to restore typical old houses in their areas. Most are designed to host ethnological museum pieces or to revive old traditions. Recently, one such house has been restored in the village of Gora pri Komendi, not far from Ljubljana.
 

 

 

 

     
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