27. februar 2013

Town of Izola


This is my hometown.
Mainly visible only the old part of the town. Far across the sea lies Italy with it's Alps. In good weather conditions there is always such a beautiful view.

26. februar 2013

25. februar 2013

Rainbow in a shell


I have collected this shell some years ago at the beach. It has this splendid colors and does always shine so beautifully.
Well infact, I enhanced colors a little bit :)

Seagull


A seagull in my hometown riding the strong and cold wind called "Burja".

Burja: The changeable Bora can often be felt all over Dalmatia, Istria, the Slovenian Littoral, Trieste, and the rest of the Adriatic east coast. It blows in gusts. The Bora is most common during the winter. It blows hardest, as the meteorologist Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel explained it by extending Julius Hann's explanation of Alpine katabatic winds to the north Adriatic, when a polar high-pressure area sits over the snow-covered mountains of the interior plateau behind the Dinaric coastal mountain range and a calm low-pressure area lies further south over the warmer Adriatic. As the air grows even colder and thus denser at night, the Bora increases. Its initial temperature is so low that even with the warming occasioned by its descent it reaches the lowlands as a cold wind. The wind takes two different traditional names depending on associated meteorological conditions: the "light bora" (Italian: Bora chiara) is Bora in the presence of clear skies, whereas clouds gathering on the hilltops and moving towards the seaside with rain or snow characterize the "dark bora" (Bora scura).

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The town of Piran



A bit about Piran:

Piran (Italian: Pirano) is a town in the Municipality of Piran in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the three major towns of Slovenian Istria. The town has much medieval architecture, with narrow streets and compact houses. Piran is the administrative centre of the local area and one of Slovenia's major tourist attractions. Until the mid-twentieth century Italian was the dominant language, but was replaced by Slovene as populations moved.

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