From Pelegrin to Poreč

Second day of my weekend at the sea side. We went for a short ride to a small village named Pelegrin. Until now I always just passed it by, but now we stopped and I took some photos. The place is nothing special to be honest, but it is nice for a walk along the shore and to enjoy some peace and quiet, since there is not many people.
I took more photos in the afternoon, when we went to Poreč. I know this town very well, because I visit it every year, usually more then once. But this time it was total different experience, because they had some sort of Medieval Days or some event like that. Ok, I guess it was more like 17th century event, but either way, it was amazing! The whole town looked a bit like back in time. The main square had some towers and banners, there were stands with different things – local wines, honey, oil and other food for example. Then they had a cute merry-go-round with baskets, so kids were able to sit in there and some man pushed them around. So cute! And they had that game, you’ve probably seen it on tv or in some book, when court jester sits on some shelf and people are throwing stones at the target. If they hit the target the jester falls in a barrel full of water. So funny, but people actually really enjoy doing that. I guess that type of fun never gets old! =D
Beside all that, there were a lot of people dressed in clothes from that are. Girls with pretty hair, make-up, corsets and wide skirts, then lower class people with simple clothes and they even had sick people that were dressed in some worn-out potato bags or something like that. When you walked among these people you were almost convinced that you are in a wrong era.
After we finished walking around the town and we decided to go back to the car, we passed a large tribune. We’ve seen it before, but now it started to fill, so we joined the crowd. They had knights competition, where knights had to ride a horse and hit the target (some weird moon-like sad face picture) with a spear. People were obviously quite happy with the event, because they were cheering and waving like they probably did in old times. So cool!
Anyway, this was an interesting day and I really hope they will continue with events like this, because they are unique, educational and I am sure they attract a lot of tourists.
Here are some photos from Saturday.

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From ancient Roman times to medieval era and then to modern science

This is a bit long title of the blog post, but I couldn’t think of better way to put all these different eras into one sentence. I was in Ljubljana and now that summer temperatures started there is a lot going on. This weekend there were three events that I checked out.
First I went to ancient Roman times when Ljubljana was named Emona. This year the city is celebrating 2000 years since this ancient city was established and there are different events and exhibitions on this topic. This weekend they made a small Roman military camp in the middle of the park in city centre. I must say I expected more, not only three or four tents and about ten soldiers and ten ordinary citizens and Caesar (or at least it think it was him). I liked the idea, since I am a huge fan of that era in history, but the realization just didn’t meet my expectations. But nevertheless it was still pretty cool and nice to see.
After that I came across a sign that directed me to Medieval fair. That was a pleasant surprise, although the fair was quite small and to be honest, not so interesting. Only few stands and not much cool stuff to check out. Or maybe I just visited too many fairs of this kind and I became more critical. But still, it was interesting to come from ancient times to medieval era. It was like a time machine, from 1st century to probably around 11th century or something like that. Not bad to jump 1000 years in only few minutes. =D
And on top of all that, this weekend there was a science festival called Znastival, so there were stands with different simple science experiments all over the city. I was a bit late, so I only checked a few, but I realized most of them must be interesting to children, to me, most of them were a bit boring. Or maybe I’m just really not very interested in science, or at least not on this level or topic or something. Anyway, it still felt a bit funny to jump from medieval times to more modern and scientific era.
And since I was in Ljubljana and it was a great sunny day, I couldn’t resist to take some ordinary photos too. So here is a small selection from this Saturday. =)

P.R.A.V.I. and “Coworking”

Yesterday I attended two different interesting events that were more or less meant for young people, fresh (or not so fresh) job-seekers with wish to learn more, to be active and to gain new experiences.
First event was called P.R.A.V.I. and it was supported by many different Slovenian companies (or Slovenian branches of international companies), including IBM Slovenia, National Geographic Slovenia, Kompas MTS, Adecco and others. This was more like a workshop that was held in modern office space of IBM in Kristalna Palača, Ljubljana. We were divided in groups and every group worked on a project for a different company – I was in group of Kompas MTS and we had a mission to find new ideas and develop a bit like a marketing plan for new daily tourist packages. We gathered some very interesting ideas, but too bad there wasn’t enough time to make our vision more clear and specific.
I admit, I really liked working in that team, because all the people were so positive, full of ideas and simply nice to be around. I guess that’s what happens when you put more enthusiastic and career oriented people in the same room, or around the same table. Well I was in charge of “public presentation” of our project – it seems like they noticed I’m the most hyped and talkative person in our group. Honestly, I was in such good mood that I had to control myself not to talk too much. Haha!
Well yeah, this was quite nice and interesting experience. I realized that obviously I’m very good at working in a team, even leading a team and that I am actually very good at brainstorming. I’m thinking how to use this “newly discovered” skills in the future, but I’m sure opportunity will show itself when the time is right. =)

Anyway, after this event I went to some lecture in centre of Ljubljana, where some guy explained few things about co-working – or to be more specific, about new available space in the city, where people can rent a table or office, meet new innovative and creative people, share knowledge etc.. He said that they are building even a small photo studio (mostly for product photography) and that there is even a 3D printer that you can use. Maybe I don’t need these services at the moment, but I think it’s good to know about this option, because you never know when it can be useful.

Now just for some better presentation here are some photos from the event P.R.A.V.I. and I think this is one of very rear times, when I’m not the author of the photos in the blog post. Author is Istok Lenarčič (lenarcic.eu), that was kind enough to give me permission to use these photos here. =)

bHIP Summer Impact Party

So for quite a while now I work for bHIP Company as a promotor and distributor. Our team organized this event we named bHIP Summer Impact Party and it was on 8.6. at the beach club Paprika in Portorož, Slovenia. The event went for a whole day and night, but I only took some photos during the day. It was one of the first times for me to take photos at the event like this and I must say I quite liked it. I’m not very fond of flash lights and other equipment, I prefer to work just with my camera and this was one of those times the weather and everything worked out totally fine for me.
So here are some photos from the event. I know, with some delay, but better late than never they say. =)