Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Planina, Planinska jama cave
February 21, 2014, 17 pictures

Pictures are aproximately 533 x 800 pixels in size. Numbers in front of the photo descriptions are the serial numbers of the original images. Photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2014.


Planinsko polje valley


20314. View of Jakovica hill with the village from the road Grčarevec - Planina



20315. End of the road below the Planina graveyard



20316. The crossroads below the graveyard, up close. The yield traffic sign is now in the water to the sign itself, a week ago it used to be entirely on solid ground.



20317. The supporting wall of the funeral home plateau is now partly submerged.



20318. The lake, the mountain and the late afternoon sky





20330. Lower road through Planina, northbound, ends here.



20331. View south, to trg, from the lower road.



20332. Cerje hill with the castle ruins across the lake



To Planinska jama cave


20320. The road to the power plant ends a stone's throw short of its yard.



20321. The trunk of a beech tree, fallen from the castle hill, was cut where the three tops began.



20322. Now the beginning of the standard trail of the cave is also cleared. Here is a view of the partly submerged power plant building, from the trail.



20328. After the stone gate the standard trail is still impassable; over half a century old stairs were put to use again.



20323. The supporting pillars of the trail bridge over Unica are now completely submerged. Not because of the increased river flowrate but because the Planinsko polje lake level has lifted almost to the bridge itself. Here is the picture of the bridge a week ago.



20324. The eyes of the three tops of a fallen tree, on the bridge



20325. The river cascade at the cave entrance is slightly smaller than it was a week ago.



20326. The water level in the entrance lake is now about 12 cm lower than it was on February 14, yet, as the lake level is rising, Unica still makes an inflow to the lake, larger than its outflow through the sinkholes at the northern side of the polje.



20327. The bridge over Unica after the cave gate is also slightly higher above the water than a week ago.



  Vranja jama and Mačkovica caves, Laze village, Feb 20     Mačkovica cave, Laze, Planinska jama cave, Planina, Feb 23  

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