Nov 21, 2012

Picture of the Day: The View from Smarjetna Gora, Slovenia

 

THE VIEW FROM SMARJETNA GORA, SLOVENIA

 

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Photograph by Mihael Grmek

 

Šmarjetna Gora is a solitary low mountain rising above Kranj on the right bank of the Sava River. The mountain is approximately 646 meters high (2,119 ft). An interesting fact is that the peak of Šmarjetna Gora was once 654 meters high, but during the construction of the Bellevue Hotel, the peak was truncated by ten meters to create a terrace. [Source]

From this vantage point, we overlook Škofja Loka, a small town in Slovenia of about 12,000 inhabitants. Today is stands as one of the best preserved medieval urban centers in all of Slovenia and was proclaimed a cultural monument in 1987.

 

 

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