some snippets from the ELASA mini meeting in Slovenia..
1 |first some theoretical background with dr. Andrej Mihevc from the Karst Research Institute..
2|Living karst museum in Sežana..first stop of the second day.. Living Karst museum in Sežana.. discovering karst features in real..some participants took the game of Hide&Seek seriously..and while some enjoyed the time in the Forma Viva area resting..others analyzed the karst landscape and its features..visiting Dutovlje and two awarded horticultural gardens with a strong story..Pepa’s karst garden.. a garden that was introduced in Hampton Court Place Flower Show 2009 and got gild medal in its category of small gardens.. and Pepas story.. a garden which got gold medal in category Artisan Gardens on RHS Chelsea flower show 2012 in London..International dinner in making..International dinner.. khm.. international feast..
3|morning sketches of Pliskovica..Workshop in Štanjel..one of the oldest karst villages that Maks Fabiani left his mark on, special in architectural and landscape architectural point of view..we focused on details, materials, use, functionality and specifics of this karstic town..as well as the scenic landscape arround us..participants seeking for the karst features..Ferrari’s garden in Štanjel..Ferrari’s garden with the ELASA group..a tour in the Škocjan caves..our sleeping corner.. glamp camp park Idyll at Bloško lake.. ending a day with a bonefire..
4|morning at Bloško lake..small natural bridge in the Rakov Škocjan park..big natural bridge in the Rakov Škocjan park..organizers trained their cooking skills.. it’s lunch time..and some relax|sport time after lunch..and some alone time in divine nature..some group photos before departure to our next destination..Cerkniško lake..the tour arround the intermitten Cerkniško lake..workshop time.. consulting with assistant Nadja Penko Seidl from Biotechnical faculty, Landscape architecture department..campfire dinner in park Idila..
5|our creative participants with a unique selfie-stick..ready and excited for discovering city from a different perspective..survivers.. rain.. hail.. cold.. wet.. nothing can hide the happines..
6|a tour arround the city.. European green capital 2016.. Ljubljana..instead of last dinner we had the last lunch.. we shared some huges.. and exchanged our last see you soon promises.. the game of HIDE&SEEK was finished.. with great memories, new connections and new friends.. we concluded the meeting in Slovenia and now we are looking forward to the next ELASA meeting.. 🙂
Photo credit| Vid Bogovič, Lara Gligić, Alexandra Altmann
Drawing| Matthias Oberfarank