Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mount Nanos

On my way back from a long lunch out in Slovenia, just 10km from Trieste, I was struck by the beauty of this view of the moon over Mount Nanos (which can be seen from Trieste too) and simply had to pull over to take this shot.

Nanos is a karstic plateau over 1.000 m. It stretches for 10km along the fertile Vipava valley and dominates and shelters the south western Slovenian landscape, interspersed with villages, green valleys, vineyards, and Karst limestone buildings and walls, which give it character.

The highest summit “Plesa”, which can be seen in the photo, is on the east edge of the plateau, with quite a steep slope down to the village Razdrto, which is where the most popular path to the summit starts.

14 comments:

angela said...

It seems funny you go to lunch in Slovenia while I sometimes go to lunch in Italy..
We have a karsitic plateau near my home, It's a very strange landscape as you say, dry and rocky.

Vogon Poet said...

Lot of people lunching abroad! May I envy you a bit?
The photo is like a soft toned painting, I like it very much!

Marc said...

I recognize the situation Rob, where you just have to take a picture. That is, if you have your camera at hand. This picture was well worth taking. Excellent composition with softly coloured light.

magiceye said...

gorgeous!

Asja said...

this really is stunningly beautiful!
btw thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saretta said...

La foto è veramente bellissima! Ti invidio il pranzo in Slovenia, ci sono stata una volta e mi è piaciuto molto. Per un'altro fenomeno karstico passa dal mio blog domani...

USelaine said...

I love it! I spent a couple of nights in Ljubljana on a rail journey from Budapest to Venice. Slovenia had the most beautiful currency.

humanobserver said...

A magnificent view...

Hilda said...

The Philippines being an archipelago, I find it amazing that you can just 'cross over' and have lunch in a totally different country!

This is a fabulous shot and the information you provided is so interesting too.

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks almost like a volcanic crater. Lovely scene and I can see why you stopped to capture the moment.

Sandi McBride said...

Lovely shot, moon and mountain...congrats on the Post of the Day mention
Sandi

Federico said...

Very nice shoot! Awesome composition, moment, everythig!

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

A very beautiful photo. I am glad I enlarged it. Lovely.

Snapper said...

Beautiful! Couldn't wait for Skywatch could you?