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SHOW 510 .. 8th April 2016

 

- The renovated National Gallery of Slovenia
- A mysterious creature from the Karst caves
- Stonemasonry on the Karst Plateau
- Champion mountaineer Marko Prezel
- Dancer and choreographer Mitja Popovski

The national gallery
The National Gallery of Slovenia is the nation's main art museum, holding a sizeable collection of art created on the territory of modern-day Slovenia from the High Middle Ages to the mid-20th century. Ever since it was founded in 1918, it has been plagued by a lack of space, but after its extensive renovation, it reopened in all splendor this year – and with an extended collection.
The olm
The proteus anguinus, also known as the olm, is only found in the underground waters of the Dinaric Karst and is considered Slovenia's greatest natural attraction. This cave-dwelling animal – the world's largest –  has the reputation of being one of the most mysterious creatures of the underground. That makes its recent mating in the aquarium of Postojnska jama a truly exceptional event – an occurrence that has attracted worldwide attention.
Stonemasonry
Stone is the most important resource of the Karst region, and stonemasonry has a tradition dating back a millennium on this plateau, in the southwestern part of the country – an area known around the world as the Classical Karst. Even though the golden age of stonemasonry and stone carving has passed, this craft is now undergoing something of a revival. Stone, after all, is an attractive and durable material.
Mountaineer Marko Prezelj                                                                                                         The Slovenians are known as a nation of excellent mountain climbers. Nowadays one of the best is Marko Prezelj, the only mountaineer in the world to receive four Piolet d'Or awards, the most prestigious mountaineering prize. For him, alpinism is a way of life, but he also happens to be a superb photographer.
Choreographer Mitja Popovski
Mitja Popovski is a successful dancer and an internationally renowned choreographer. He has achieved greatest prominence in competitive dance competitions, and his numerous victories and titles naming him the best competitive choreographer have given him the chance to work on dance stages around the world.
 

 


 



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