Saturday, March 22, 2014

Virtual Paintout still in Slovenia

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Vršiška cesta
Watercolour and crayon
©2014 Charlene Brown

This is another spectacular view of Slovenia that I recalled from our 2000 road trip, and had no trouble locating on the map because of the very tight switchbacks. I especially liked this Google Streetview of it because it showcases the intricate cobblestone pattern on the turns… In my journal from 2000 I described this part of the road as follows: On our second day in Kranjska Gora, we drove up to Gorski Prelaz Vrsic, the highest pass in the Julian Alps, and the scenery was about the most spectacular we’d ever seen. In our road atlas the road up the pass was white – same colour as your knuckles if you go up it – which apparently indicates a paved pathway with squared cobblestones on the near-vertical switchbacks.