A quick pre-exam escape to the Slovenian seaside.
I've been playing with the seaside-idea for quite a while, but I didn't seem to find time in summer due to other commitments. I postponed the trip for autumn, but again, other things kept me busy. With the most beautiful autumn one can imagine, it was time to give it a try.
Somewhere along the way - Nanos announces the climate change from continental to Mediterranean, and vegetation goes from deciduous trees to pines.
First sight of the sea. An important milestone when travelling with kids that *might* lead into a screaming contest of who has seen it first.
Lovely Piran - a distinguished peninsula, the yacht harbour and the cathedral of St. George overlooking the main square. Lots of Venetian influence everywhere, from prominent buildings to the campanile at the Punta.
Creatures of the sea
Narrow streets and hidden corners on the way to the old city walls
Wishes and greetings from all over the world
Quite a lot of stairs, but certainly worth the view. With the binoculars, you can almost reach out for the city underneath.
Inside of the cathedral
Old city motifs and last blooms of summer
Fantastic grapevine, extending its branches over 3 floors and up the roof
Not your usual November wardrobe, but certainly organized neatly for the collection at Holunderbluetchen
Warm November evening by the sea
Amazng sunset over the port of Koper
A little contribution to the collection of heavenly sights at Raumfee.
edit: Looks like one image slipped out of the original post, one that is particularly important to me as it's still quite a common sight by the motorway towards the sea that reminds me how small we really are. I've been shocked to see the effect of sleet that hit Slovenia in February 2014 when I went to Piran last year, and it still hurts me to see the broken trees as I can only imagine how long it will take nature to recover.