Piran July 2019

About 90 minutes drive from Ljubljana is Piran, a Venetian seaside town in southwestern Slovenia, which was part of Italy until the end of WWII.  The locals here remain bilingual even until today.  The town is heavily influenced by Venetian art and architecture since it was part of the Republic of Venice for 500 years … Continue reading Piran July 2019

Slovenia Landscape Photography July 2019

Accompanied by Polish landscape photographer Piotr Skrzypiec who is based in Slovenia, I embarked on my short journey around Slovenia.  We went from the beguiling capital to the fairy-tale-like Lake Bled to ancient castles to mysterious caves to the beautiful Soca River and its waterfalls to breathtaking landscapes dotted with small churches to the wine … Continue reading Slovenia Landscape Photography July 2019

Ljubljana July 2019

From Albania and North Macedonia, my summer travels continued to Slovenia which is one of the successor states of former Yugoslavia.  Like its other Balkan neighbors, Slovenia had a storied past once being part of the Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Habsburg Monarchy, Austro-Hungarian Empire, etc until in 1918 it formed the Kingdom … Continue reading Ljubljana July 2019