Sunday, 22 October 2017

Unfair!

We visited the island of Elba and all the time we watched the Montecristo Island.


So I decided to read the Count of Monte Cristo. Appropriately, right?

I went to the local bookstore and the only translation they had (I don't feel like reading the French original) was a shortened version for children and well... ok, I got it.

The book was quite enjoyable until I reached page 142. It has a footnote:

"Till this sentence, the text is, although a bit shortened, a faithful copy of the first part of the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo. The end of the first part as well as the second and third parts were omitted by the translator, who also added her own ending, which differs from the original."

I kid you not.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Science, again

Don't you just love science? So that we can explain exactly why this happens?


Add a linear polarizer and one line disappears...


Now turn the polarizer and the other line appears.


No, no magic. Just birefringence :-)

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Lovely autumn

After a very rainy September (the wettest in the last 50 years), October started just lovely...




The brave ones climbed and swam in the sea.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

More puzzles

It took me all summer to finally clean my desk - and the moment I did it, I bought a new puzzle :-)



Great picture, btw!

Monday, 4 September 2017

I'm just looking ...

1. No, I'm not SUPing. I'm just looking.


2. No, I'm not swimming. I'm just looking.


However, Mr. Mojcek did swim.
 And won silver medal in his first open-water swimming event :-)

3. No, I'm not cooking. I'm just eating.


We stumbled upon a potato festival, organised by the  
Society for the Recognition of a Sautéed Potatoes as a Main Dish.
No, I'm not joking.
4. No, I'm not fighting. I'm just looking.


Did you know that the first documented boatmen's fight 
on Ljubljanica river took place in 1092! 
I also learned the distinction between Krakovo and Trnovo: 
in Krakovo, there were fishermen and in Trnovo boatmen.

5. But I am taking photographs :-)


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Iška

The temperature in Iška Gorge is probably around 10 degrees lower that in Ljubljana. So the place is ideal to visit in the heat of the summer (instead of 40, you only get 30 degrees :-).

Well, if you visit it in late summer, when there is only 28 deg in the city, you end up with just 19 deg in the gorge. So no, we did not take a swim. 


But it's always a nice stroll along the river.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Technical museum

We continued our trips in Bistra. Now a technical museum, it used to be a monastery. Founded in 1225!


What I loved are the wooden models of old Slovenian cottages, granaries, and hayracks.


The highlights, however, are the cars.