Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bohinj, Slovenia

I think that the weather outside inspired me to post this card today. Well, its FAAAAR from beautiful as it is on the card, but its cold and snowy....yesterday during work, i went to the near market to get some chocolate...everything was normal...after like 5 minutes when i left the market, there was a blizzard! I absolutely love snow, just that there was way too much wind and it was howling at my face and it just felt extremely cold...as it did this morning....well, if possible, i would like to have mooooree snow with leeess wind...i just cant figure out this changeable weather here...

This card definitely proves that Slovenia has MAGNIFICENT places and MAGNIFICENT postcards!!! Well, honestly, there are many amazing places in Macedonia as well, just that unfortunately they either arent featured on a postcard at all or they arent presented in a nice way...but Slovenia, ah, Slovenia...places like Bohinj and Bled are breathtaking!
And the sender, Leonardo, gave a great story on the back of the card, which i will share with you...

Bohinj is an Alpine valley and a municipality in the north-west Slovenia, in the Julian Alps which were named after Julius Caesar. It is recognizable by its periglacial lake, lake Bohinj. The name Bohinj originates from the word 'Boh', an informal word meaning "God". (ok, i dont know how it is in most of the other Slavic languages, but in Macedonian, we also have the word "Bog" for "God"). Anyway, the myth says that when God was giving the land to the people, he forgot about a small group. Because they were silent, modest and patient, he felt pity for them. That's why he decided to give them the most beautiful land of them all, which he spared for himself - Bohinj.

Myths always make an interesting read...   

2 comments:

Gem from Calgary said...

Hi Ana, Thanks for your comments on my blog. Yes, that was an Official Postcrossing card from Macau. It was the lowest ID number I have ever received , it was 334.
I am glad to have received it.
Gem

World Wide Postcrossing said...

nice card...i want it too!:-)