Today will always stay in my memory as “The OF Day”, no matter how they call it now.
The “OF” or “Osvobodilna fronta” was “The Liberation Front”, Slovenian anti-Fascist organisation that formed in 1941. As the Wikipedia says, “The Slovene Partisans were the armed wing of the Liberation Front, which fought in the beginning as a guerilla and later as an army.” Thus, simply, the word “partisan” shall forever have a good connotation for me, spelling the uprising against Fascists. Lest anybody forget: Fascists are to be fought against, guerilla or otherwise.
And yet here I am, in the middle of Italy where Fascism started as a revolutionary movement.
Anyway, before I dive too deep, doors are not the point as much today, no matter how it’s Thursday and all. We return to the blood-soaked soil of Goriška Brda, “Slovenian Tuscany”, and the village of Šmartno with its lovingly restored houses. We shall have a look at one house in particular that is home to a coffee bar and an exhibition hall, and has many interesting nooks. The rest are the remaining photos of Šmartno doors – this is already the third Thursday Doors post from here, which makes this tiny village the (potential) Door Capital of the World.
And here is fabulously poignant quote for today. Beware the one-of-us mentality. They are trying to sell you something.
When the axe came into the forest the trees said the handle is one of us.
― Alice Walker (quote reblogged from Logical Quotes)
Or to borrow the FB pun of the morning by Slovenian painter Arjan Pregl:
Please, click on the first photo to open the gallery and find some more information in the captions.
Photo: © signature mmm