In Transit – Slovenia’s Brkini Hills
I tried to make a star trails photo tonight which turned out to be a miserable failure. But I did get to spend forty minutes staring at a clear naked sky –a true luxury for a city boy like me- so it was hardly a total loss.
I’ve been organizing, storing, packing and prepping for my upcoming trip at my grandmother’s (empty) house in Pregarje, a small village in southwestern Slovenia’s Brkini Hills. It’s a beautiful part of the country, just an hour from Ljubljana, and about 45 kilometers from both Koper on the Slovenian coast and the Croatian port city of Rijeka. Trieste is just 30 kilometers away as the crow flies, yet that bustle seems far removed from the small villages that dot these hills that now sit uncharacteristically snow-less. I’ve never seen an early January here without any traces of snow.
I’ll be here a couple more days before I return to Ljubljana to take care of some loose ends; I doubt I’ll have much time for photos or blogging until then, so a few photos from my roots are in order. These were all taken yesterday (Jan 5) just before, during and after sunset, from the top of Karlovec, a hill just above Pregarje. The first one below is of the Kamnik Alps, the same range I’ve posted pics of several times but as seen from Ljubljana. Here, illuminated by the day’s last light, they’re about 140 kilometers away.
And three shots capturing part of the spectacular light show. Enjoy!