Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Zgornja Savinjska dolina / Upper Savinja Valley
49th Matura Anniversary
of Class 4.h, Šubičeva gimnazija, Ljubljana, June 1967

September 20 and 21, 2016, 52 pictures

Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participants who all contributed to the making of these pictures (family names are as of 1967): Tadeja Misson, Miran Saje, Meta Štoka, Franci Velkavrh, Radojka Verčko, Matjaž Vodušek, Mišo Vidmar, Mojca Zaletel, Sinja Zemljič, Nubia Zrimec (spouse of the our late schoolmate Miran Zrimec) and Bojana Žokalj - Boja.

All pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin except 32430 - photo and copyright (c) Mojca Engels, 32437 - photo and copyright (c) Miran Saje and 32451, where the credits go to Meta Debevec.


Igla / The Needle


32417. View upstream, of the rocky outcrop (Igla) from a rocky pier on the other (western) bank of Savinja river. Sinja's car can be seen lower right.



Solčava Church Graveyard


32418. View of the southeastern part of the graveyard, with Mt. Velika Raduha (2.062 m a. s. l.) in the background



32419. Tombstone of the Roban (Vršnik) family from Robanov kot valley



32420. Grave of Marija Susić ...



32421. ... and Jaroslav Sigur, lovers and mountain goers (aged 22 and 28) who took their lives on February 27, 1938 because of unfortunate love (she was married). Click here for a report (in Slovenian) of the sad event, after which the couple was nicknamed "Solčava Romeo and Juliet".



Robanov kot / Roban Corner


32422. On the pier above the valley: Miran, Primož, Mojca and Franci



32423. We walked to the end of the forest road, close to the upper end of the valley. Here horses immediately noticed that Meta was eating an apple.



32424. A rather unsharp group photo: Miran, Mojca, Mišo, Primož, Sinja, Meta, Matjaž and Franci



32425. This mare also got curious ...



32426. ... approached and ...



32427. ... turned to the side.



Slap Rinka / Rinka Waterfall in Logarska dolina valley


32429. View out of the cavern above the trail to the waterfall, Mojca ...



32430. ... and Primož



32431. The waterfall, at 105 m (in all) the second tallest in Slovenia



32432. The waterfall and Meta



32433. View towards the south, with the fog and clouds lifting over the ridge, landscape ...



32434. ... and portrait view



32435. Radojka and Miran at the foot of the waterfall, wide view ...



32436. ... and up-close



32437. Radojka and Primož



32438. On a footbridge: Primož, Mojca, Nubia, Tadeja, Mišo and Meta, Sinja, Matjaž, Radojka and Miran



32439. A snack: bread, low-fat curd, garlic, homemade plum jam, diluted aronia juice



Dom Planincev / Mountain Lodge


32440. Boja and Franci during a coffee break



Half an Hour Up the Valley and Back Again


32441. Tadeja, Meta and Sinja at rim of the dry Savinja river stream bed



32442. Meta, Sinja and Tadeja at the stream bed of piedmont gravel, that is now used for construction, with cloudy mountains in the background



32444. Meta in front of a wall of old river deposits into which the river now carved a lower bed.



32443. A cavern in the gravel wall, Meta



32445. Meta started to scale a large boulder ...



32446. ... and after some finger-tip climbing ...



32447. ... she reached the top.



32449. Meta in the riverbed strait, against the sun



32450. Top of high torrential barrier, Meta ...



32451. ... and Primož instead of Meta



Turizem in kmetijstvo Plesnik / Plesnik tourist farm with accommodation


32452. Meta and Boja, who, in contrast to other debates too often related to geriatric medical aspects, revealed some striking developments in the recent family affairs



32453. Meta's lunch: gobova juha z ajdovimi žganci / mushroom soup with buckwheat spoonbread



32454. A belt of sunshine poured down the Kamniško sedlo / Kamnik Saddle



32455. Another lunch: cooked potatos, cooked vegetables and some veal from the stew, contributed by Tadeja



32457. Group photo of the entire party at the meadow fence: Nubia, Primož, Miran, Franci, Radojka, Matjaž, Mojca, Tadeja, Sinja, Mišo, Meta and Boja



Sightseeing Along the Solčava Panoramic Road


32458. Mountain ridges to the west with Mt. Ojstrica (2.350 m a. s. l.) top left



32460. View of Matkov kot / Matk Corner valley below the mountains



32461. Wider view of Matkov kot



32462. Mojca below a birch grove



32463. Meta reclining on a birch stump



32464. Mojca and Meta inside a hay barn



32465. Front view of lintvern / baby dragon statue, a signpost and trademark of all the attractions along the panoramic road



32466. Lintvern, side view



32467. Izvir Železna kisla voda / Iron mineral water spring, also rich in magnesium and calcium, the only of its kind in Slovenia



32468. Mišo in front of a small chapel



32469. View south to the ridges southwest of Mt. Raduha



32470. Mišo, Mojca and Franci on the trail to the yew tree



32471. Mišo, Meta, Mojca and Franci below the second biggest yew tree in the upper Savinja valley



32472. Meta at a small outbuilding, richly surrounded by flowers and ivy



  Wedding in Brda, Slovenia / A Few Close Impressions, September 17     Mala Planina and Velika Planina / Little Pasture and Big Pasture Plateaus in the Kamnik Alps, September 25  

This page and most of the photos by Primož Jakopin; send inquiries and comments to primoz jakopin guest arnes si (insert dots and at sign as appropriate). Page initiated on September 22, 2016; date of last change October 25.