WPC: A little shop on the corner

This not so little and not really a shop is in the corner of Slovenia that not everybody visits. If history of usefulness is your thing, make a note.

This is Kras, or Karst plateau, the region of Slovenia known for its caves, prosciutto and wine. This place is a sort of reward that a wanderer might get who first comes to Lipica near the border with Italy for the Lipizzaner horses and then has a look around, as some Irish did when we were there.

Lokev is just three kilometres away and “Fabiani – Placer” museum shop, more a museum than a shop, showing what a shop looked like in the early days, lies in the middle of it, opposite the church and the inn.

It is only open in the weekends, and only from April to October, but if you catch it open, the enthusiastic and knowledgeable curator Miro Slana will make you remember it forever.

Miro’s wife is the great-granddaughter of the original owner who opened the shop in 1869. His heirs ran it until 1948. Since then it stood closed and gathered dust and artefacts until ten years ago when the current museum shop emerged.

Thank you, parents and Miro, for a truly illuminating visit.

Photo: © signature mmm

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

21 Comments Add yours

  1. dweezer19 says:

    Wonderful! I could get lost for hours in there! 👏🏻

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    1. Yeah! Thanks, Cheryl. 🙂


  2. What an interesting place!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Farmgirl, that it is indeed!

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  3. What a wonderful store! I love that cabinet behind Miro with all its drawers, and the tins, that red scale, and oh,that cash register! Such lovely treasures are in there. Thanks for the tour!

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    1. You’re very welcome, Deborah. 🙂 I just had to add an extra 5 photos to my limit of 20.

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  4. charlotteash says:

    Loved the tour! Thanks!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. You’re welcome, Charlotte. 🙂


  5. carol1945 says:

    Once more, you have given me a glimpse into a fascinating part of the world I would not have known about. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, yes, Carol, this is what blogging is about, I guess. Thank you very much!

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  6. joey says:

    That is a wonderful share! I love places like that! 🙂 Beautiful feature photo is beautiful and looks like it should be a postcard!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Joey, that’s a lovely thought. 🙂 I used to love writing and getting postcards and I’d buy this one.

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  7. JT Twissel says:

    Looks like fun! Y

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jan, it was! 🙂


  8. Just like Dweezer19, I could get lost in this place for hours! What a delight

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Lisa! 🙂 I’m always glad when you come hopping around. Alas, no sea to this place. 😉

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  9. I too could spend hours here! My fascination with old things started with watches. Why have a cheap, precise and reliable modern quartz watch, when you can have instead a moody and untrustworthy old mechanical timepiece? It’s common sense 🙂 -Verne

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    1. Hehe, thanks, Verne. Moody is always the winner. 😀 And good to see you around!

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