WPC: Re.silly.ence

Here it is, a new year, and this fact alone proves how resilient we are. Something else is beating us in the resilient game though, counting centuries when we count years.

(We shall leave the sentence above as is and shall not prove it wrong by calculus.)

Where I live now – southern Tuscany – mountains are replaced by cheeky little hillocks playing to be volcanoes, that’s why I’m most impressed by Slovenian mountains whenever I return. Even if I merely watch them from afar.

But first a recap of the last week in 2016 on my blog:

The photo in that last post was taken two days ago when we visited Goriška Brda, also called “Slovenian Tuscany”, a prime wine-making region near Nova Gorica, a border town with Italy. We climbed (well, our car did) the hill above Gorica called Sabotin where a huge inscription “Tito” is persevering, despite some changes. (For example, two years ago it was briefly changed into “THC”).

From its top there is a view towards Mt. Kanin (2200 m) with the highest Slovenian skiing centre which has just opened again after four years. Even a quick glance from afar proves that so far there is very little snow on Slovenian mountains this winter.

If you make a few steps to the other side of Sabotin, you can see Mt. Triglav, the highest Slovenian mountain at 2864 m, and the Soča river running below with its peculiar blue-green colour which evades the lens so you must visit and see it for yourself.

But when you look at the same mountains from the seaside, can it be that you see one (Triglav) from Izola and the other (Kanin) from Piran, no matter that both towns only lie 10 km apart?

Photo: a © signature mmm production

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Resilient

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Belle façon de commencer l’année. Qu’elle soit bonne pour toi!

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    1. Merci, Mamie! Belle commencement to you too. 🙂

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  2. Susanne says:

    Your photos of Slovenian mountains make my thighs ache to climb. If Slovenian Tuscany is so like Italian Tuscany do you feel like you never left home?

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    1. Well, to tell you the truth, neither I knew this part was called that, nor did I ever visit it before. Now that I did I can see the comparison, and yet Tuscany is much more multicoloured in winter, whereas in Slovenia browns prevail. I have multiple homes now – and this can only be a plus.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful photos. The mountains and then the views from high up in the mountains.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Truth be told, this time the view was from a hill – Sabotin barely reaches 600 metres. I wonder if I’ll ever cross 2000 metres again with my own feet. But Slovenia is without a doubt hikers’ paradise.

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      1. Dan Antion says:

        Still, higher than my daily drive 🙂

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  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    Spectacular scenery – it really is beautiful. Another place to add to me bucket lit. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Norm! I’m glad you like it. One of these days…

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  5. joey says:

    Gawwwd, that is spectacular scenery! I need to pull out a map and have a better look at the geography, but wow!

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    1. Yeah, I made Joey study maps! 😉 Booking is next. We’ll take care of the snow. Thanks!

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  6. jmacindoe says:

    Lovely collection of photos! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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    1. Thank you, Joe, and welcome!

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  7. Great pics! Do they make wine in Slovenia? One of those pics looks like it has a vineyard

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    1. Ohh, haven’t I mentioned it yet? Slovenia has excellent wines, and Goriška Brda is a prime wine-making region as I say in the post. SMSW – what are you waiting for? 😉

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      1. Oh I missed that part, was focusing more on the photos this time. What am I waiting for indeed?! 😉 Well, a holiday, for one. Don’t worry, Slovenia is on the top of my list!!

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      2. Yeah! Just make sure I’m here too. Or you better come pick me up in Tuscany first! 🙂

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