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14 Minutes in Kresnice, Slovenia

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From a brief stop in Kresnice, a settlement of about 700 on the right, or south bank of the Sava River, in central Slovenia about 25km east of the capital Ljubljana.

I’ve passed through several times on bike rides and it is usually as sleepy as it appears here, particularly on weekend afternoons. On this early July afternoon the lone signs of activity I witnessed consisted of a few teenagers drinking beer in the parking lot of the local soccer field, a couple sitting in folding chairs in their backyard, two men having a drink at a pub near the train station, and the hum from the local lime factory.

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Slovenia Turns 25

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Slovenia celebrated its 25th birthday today. And it’s still acting like a teenager.

The image, the site’s 904th straight Pic du Jour? Another shot of the mountain lodge at the Triglav Lakes Valley, which I described in a hiking trip post back in October like this:

This is the Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih, a mountain lodge nestled quietly in the Triglav Lakes Valley in Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Even framed by the gray skies and daunting clouds –elements I generally find inviting– this was one of the most beautiful mountain scenes I’ve ever witnessed. And it took less than four hours to reach on foot – by any measure, a just reward for breaking a sweat.

I hope everyone has a chance to celebrate something, somewhere this weekend.

Triglav Lakes Valley, 27 September 2015.

 

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