Whilst I have so many more photos I will make these few the last of my Slovenian trip as it encapsulates and finalises the span of the wonderful places we visited, thanks to Dolores during our superb holiday with her.
Our visit to the Postojna caves was somewhat overwhelming and this photo does not show the grandeur and spectacle of it all. We rode really fast in a rickety train, which was just like a metal toast rack. The tunnels and passages were so low that we were strongly warned not to stand up or move to either side as it raced into the hillside. We travelled for 15 minutes, viewing many wonders of stalagmites and stalactites. We then disembarked to follow pathways, walking through the multi million year old wonders of cavern after cavern for an hour before we met the train to return to the outside world.
The formations took so many forms which rocked our minds and imagination.... some looked like draped transparent fabric, chambers of Hobbits, chess sets, tiered wedding cakes, water falls, Moomins... etc., etc., etc!!!
It takes 100 years for 1cm to form on a stalactite so it was mind blowing to see what millions of years had produced in this fascinating place.
Photos were banned until we reached the vast chamber of the
The Concert Hall
A group of people took advantage of the amazing accoustics in there to sing in harmony, much to everyone's delight.
Ljubljana old town
... note the shoes hanging high across the street??!!??
Statue of Preserem, a famous Slovenian poet
Engraved padlocks are fastened to the sides of the bridge as declarations of love... the bridge has glass on each side of the walkway making it so weird to walk across and the tour boats can be seen passing beneath. Remember to wear jeans and not a skirt!!
Handcrafts everywhere and here, carved walking staffs for sale.......
Beautiful views at every turn on the road to Kranjska Gora
The story of the road and church
Tiny Russian Church built as a memorial to all the prisoners of war who died in the construction of this high mountain pass.
The man walking up the steps gives the scale of the church.
The Winter Olympics Ski Jump
Two brave souls were walking up to the top but I wouldn't fancy that any more than I'd fancy jumping from the top in the snow. I'll have greater respect now for the jumpers.
The new jump in progress for the next Winter Olympics
across the border in Italy where we were caught in a rain storm so it became really humid in the heat.
Bikes and scooters everywhere.
If you've never been to Slovenia... GO!!