A Bit of B&W: Streets of Piran

Streets of Piran

Piran, Slovenia is a beautiful coastal town on a very thin peninsula of land jetting out into the sea. I went there by chance and was awed by the town’s coastal scenery and small alleys. This alley was cool and shady on a hot summer day. You can see how old the cities around the Mediterranean are. I hope you can imagine the feel of the warm sea air in the shade of this alley.

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Škocjan

Škocjan

I am constantly amazed at the things that can be discovered in this world. The caves at Škocjan really blew me away. It is one of the largest cave systems in the world, and the caves have an underground river running through it. It was interesting to move through the cave and progress deeper into it and hear the water echoing. One interesting fact is that it is really hard to tell how big the “room” you are in is because you have no reference points. When the tour guide told us what could fit in the cave, we were all astounded.

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The Big Question

The Big Question

I hiked to the top of a hit in Piran, Slovenia to find this question mark graffitied onto the wall in front of me. It really stuck out as the wall didn’t have much graffiti on it, and it was contrasted with the big, open blue sky. But I wondered, what was the big question? Once I approached the wall, it was easy to see over. The view of the city on the peninsula was amazing! But I still don’t know what the question was…

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Reaching

Reaching

Piran, Slovenia is a picturesque small town on the Adriatic coast. It’s main square is Tartini Square. The main sculpture in the square is of Giuseppe Tartini, a violinist from Piran. A statue on the edge of the square really caught my eye, however. It is of a boy reaching upwards with one hand, the other reaches into his chest where is heart is, but there is nothing there but a hole. The position of the statue captures movement and stress, and I found it moving.

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