Slovenia sits in central Europe at a crossroads of important European cultural and trade routes. It is a land of castles, vineyards, dairy farms, dragons, mountains, karst river courses and underground structures. Over the centuries it has been part of the Roman, Habsburg, Venetian, Napoleonic, Austrian, Hungarian and Serbian empires. Over half the country is covered with ancient deciduous forest and the population of 2 million is concentrated in Ljubljana (the capital), a few towns and many small villages. Its northern border is very mountainous; the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps dominate the landscape. Slovenia has an extraordinary biodiversity – it still has a significant population of European Brown Bears and Wolves and even has a prehistoric cave-dwelling Olm. Ljubljana is home to a vibrant arts and cultural scene and has one of the best botanical gardens in the world. We photographed across the length and breadth of the country in the Spring of 2019 (unfortunately in the worst May weather for 62 years!) We hope your enjoy this gallery – don't forget to click on "Show All" at the bottom. If you like our work please leave a friendly message in the Guest Book – or, of course, order a print.
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