Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December in the Streets of Vienna

A circus horse.

Life in the streets of Vienna.

Before Christmas in Vienna.

In the street in the center of Vienna.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Vienna in December

Hatter's stall.


Gayly coloured stuff ...

Brat-Kartoffel. Maroni.

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Vienna in December

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it "Christmas" and went to church; the Jews called it "Hanukkah" and went to synagogue;

the atheists went to parties and drank.

People passing each other in the street would say "Merry Christmas!" or "Happy Hanukkah!"

or (to the atheists) "Look out for a wall!" (Dave Barry)

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

The First Snow-Fall

The snow had begun in the gloaming,
And busily all the night

Had been heaping field and highway

With a silence deep and white.

Every pine, and fir and hemlock

Wore ermine too dear for an earl,

And the poorest twig on the elm-tree

Was ridged inch deep with pearl. (James R. Lowell)

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On the Way to Mt. Javornik

You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different,

and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?(J. B. Priestley)

When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season,

I'll know I'm growing old. (Lady Bird Johnson)

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


On the way to Mt. Javornik.

There is nothing in the world more beautiful than forest clothed to its very hollows in snow.

It is the still ectasy of nature, wherin every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed,

every intricacy of twig , is clade with radiance. (William Sharp)

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter in Slovenia

On the way to Mt. Celkov Vrh.

Global warming? It was -18 degrees C, in the morning, 20 December.

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. (Author unknown)

Every mile is two in winter. (George Herbert)

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Notice I

My computer has been time and again the target of malicious attacks by computor hackers (I suspect the Slovenian leftists). They have been trying to intimidate me and prevent me from posting. Of course the stuff on the left side of my blog is incensing their rage - not the pretty pictures. I see that at the moment the stuff under Crimes is contaminated. If you are interested what is it look in google: Crimes Committed by Totalitarian Regimes. It is safe.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mt. Grmada, 898 m


View from the way to the summit of Mt. Grmada.

View near the summit of Mt. Grmada.

View from Mt. Grmada. The Ljubljana basin in fog.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Along the Slovenian Coast

View near Strunjan.

The coast in November.

On the coast. The Adriatic sea.

Below a high clif.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Slovenian Coast Fiesa - Strunjan

Walking along the Slovenian Coast in November.

Autumn colours by the Adriatic sea.


Cotinus coggygria. Eurasian smoketree. This bush is native to southern Europe, across central Asia to nothern China. The autumn colours are strikingly varied, from peach and yellow to scarlet.

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