Sunday, January 31, 2010

Standing by his office

This is also Gibraltar, almost at the southern point. A man who dedicated his life to God, looking in the infinity of the sundown above sea.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sitting around the campsite

Gregor, sitting on the hood of his car this summer in the south of France (which I've already mentioned twice: click click). We spent a few days in this wonderful campsite which was not much more than a farm with a permit to host a few tents and caravans. The nearest tent to ours (since there was 11 of us, we had quite a few small tents) was around 50 meters away, if not more. We even had a huge clearing all to ourselves, where one could stare at the stars all night long. Because this area is far from any large cities, the stars are huge and very bright.

The middle of the day was usually a bit too hot for climbing so we spent it just hanging around the campsite and doing nothing in particular. Since Grega isn't exactly familiar with the concept of being still, he was literally all over the place - at one point he climbed up a tree and we tossed some rope up to him so he rappelled down. Oh, and the rope-walking was also pretty cool :)

Just to note, this picture was taken on film with a camera that's older than I am.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

White Power Factory

Why are there so many white Toyota Hilux pickup trucks? Because the desert is hot in summer! Actually taken from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Autoportrait - reading of caves

Funny how weird ideas come at four in the morning.

The book I'm holding is from Peter Gedei (you can order it, as well as view many beautiful photos, at his blog). The helmet on my head and the headlamp are both mine - used in climbing.

I actually started out with a completely different idea. I was going to go to sleep, but some ideas just won't leave you alone. But after trying one or two things, this was my favorite. In case you were wondering, yes, I have a thing for books. Perhaps I'll do more of these. Also, you would not believe how hard it is to find a decently neutral background - in the end, I had to take a painting of one of our walls.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

From Donauturn

This is the view from tall antenna-building in Vienna which also has a round restaurant on the top that moves around its own axis. The tower is called Donauturn, because it's located near the Danube River and it's around 160m high. From the top the view is quite nice and the restaurant turns around in about one hour.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Arrgh, these cloudy days

Last year, a cloudy snowy day at Krvavec. Grega was obviously very angry :) If possible, he chooses the hard way to go down the slope. It was very cold and there has been so much snow, that we couldn't make it to the chair lifts with his mighty car, as we usually do. So we took a few descents and of course, a few photos . The problem was heavy snowing and me and my camera were soaked wet. I have left my flash at home, so I had to push the darks a little higher, where the noise comes from.

When LADA NIVA stops, everybody stops:)

Actually, Grega was so angry, that he wanted to jump off a cliff...

And also the angry girl Nika was pissed off...

So Janez took a piss, of which he was really proud...

...we stuck the board into the snow...
and found the closest bar:) END

Monday, January 4, 2010

To our greatest architect and all of my friends

One pigeon for each of you folks :) This is the church of the Sacred Hearth of Jesus in Prague you see in background, made by our greatest architect Jože Plečnik. It's blurry, because I was panning the birds. They really like this building, because at this place there are so many, that you can't find anywhere else in Prague, also sitting on the walls of this monumental church. The building is very heavy and light because of the clock tower at the same time. One of the most interesting looking post-modern churches for sure in my opinion. The facade is emulating coat of a priest and it doesn't really feel like it was finished almost 80 years ago.
The photo is converted to black and white, but I really didn't have to do it, because it was colorless already :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Jedi from the mountain

Blaž during our hike to Triglav late this summer, looking for all the world like a Jedi Knight. Too bad that Star Wars quotes are way too obvious and I can't really use them ;)

ps. This is completelly unrelated, but I think it's so awesome it deserves to be mentioned. More than half a year ago (soon after we started the blog, in fact), I posted a photo of a Chevy Nova SS (an american muscle car). Now, Mike, the guy who sold this very car to someone from Slovenia, actually came across my post. It's a small world, and getting smaller all the time :)