Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Članska vas Village
New Year Reunion

December 29, 2016, 34 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. Events participants who contributed to the making of these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Alenka Terlep - Lenča and Metod Di Batista, Marina and Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Jernej Petrovčič - Jerko, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Jure Trenz, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Blaž Dovžan - Laverdist, Anton Brancelj - Ižanc, Jurij Kunaver - Vili, Janez Modrijan - Modrc, Mare Vogrič and Branka Hlad, Maksim Igor Košir - Ičo, Andrej Baraga and France Šušteršič.

All the pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2016.


Članska vas Village


33606. Jerko made an open fire to the south of the gazebo, for warmth and, eventually, for the barbecue.



33607. Jure and Ile cutting the winter firewood with an electric chain saw



33608. Ičo was relentless - it sure took time but still it is hard to believe what he accomplished with such a humble power saw.



33604. After watching all this hard work a proper meal of vegetables - cooked potatoes, carrots, white paprika, tomatoes and Brussels sprouts plus their hot water - came in really handy ...



33605. ... even more so after a dessert of pancakes with homemade wild plum jam and aronia juice.



To Skednena jama Cave and Back


33609. Dry weed flakes, against the sun



33610. Clematis puffs on a young hornbeam



33611. Descending from the forest track to the cave: Ižanc, Manč, Branka, Žan, Mare, Marina, France and Vili



33612. In the southern entrance of the cave: Andrej, Branka, Ižanc, Brajko, Mare, Manč, Vili, Gregor, Marina, Žan, France and Modrc, a little high-spirited



33613. Marina and Gregor at a major stalactitic icicle



33615. Brajko, also a keen photographer, illuminating an icicle organ from behind



33617. Brajko in the northern entrance, view in



33618. Mare, Manč and Žan at Mančevo brezno pit, - 40 m, discovered 50 years ago and barely passable for him, the slimmest caver of us all.



33619. Manč just threw a rock into the pit, to show its depth.



33620. At a junction, deciding which way to take (a standard track or a shortcut): Manč, Branka, Mare, Ižanc and Žan



33621. Žan with a tree fungus - taking care that it would not fall off



33622. Brajko, king of the jungle



Članska vas Village


33624. Laverdist was very smart with his perfectly sharpened power saw - he cut the deciduous logs like they would be spruce.



33626. Andrej, serious in the northwestern corner of the gazebo, at the wall topped by name plates of several Članska vas villagers, made by Žan, who recently added their portraits.



33625. In this picture, taken previously, the composition is worse, but Andrej is in better mood.



33627. Close up of the corner part of the wall with some Članska vas accents (clockwise from top left): links with hunting tradition, main pride of Laze and Jakovica grown-ups, an icon from the times when the Č. v. villagers were most prolific, enjoying cave and life pleasures to the most, and an image that adorns every rural home in the area.



33628. Christmas tree at the side of the gazebo, in daylight ...



33629. ... and at night with Andrej who brought some reinforcements.



33630. Here is a full view from the east ...



33631. ... and from the west where the top star is white, for those from the other side of the spectrum.



33632. The prettier part of the team: Branka, Lenča and Marina



33633. The table is almost ready: Marina and Andrej



33635. Chacun à sa chacunière - everybody on his own on the eastern bench, made more comfortable by the new spruce board floor, which Žan readied all over, just in time for the reunion: Vili, Ižanc and Lenča.



33634. She brought blood sausages, the main dinner course ...



33636. ... here attended to by Žan, who was worried (unlike the writer of these lines) as they started to crack.



33623. Jerko with his fire of leftover spruce, unsuitable for stove firewood, but spectacular outside, and also a source of ...



33637. ... embers which he took over on a shovel ...



33638. ... for the barbecue, preferred by some over blood sausages.



33639. The second row of firewood at the southwestern gazebo corner is nearing completion.



  Approaching High Mountain Caves, Mt. Kanin, December 26     Ice Cascades in Pekel / Hell Gorge at Borovnica, December 31  

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