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Skofja Loka

It wasn't much photographed town on TE before I came, but the small town of Skofja Loka near ljubljana deserves to be photographed, as it is perhaps the second most photogenic town in Slovenia, only bettered by Piran.
This picture is a composite of 6 different photos and is taken by the widest angle possible by the camera, so things are closer than they seem. This is taken on the town square called Cankarjev Square after famous writer Ivan Cankar. Most of the buildings in the town date from the 16th century exept for some, much older than that. Here is an interesting panorama through it as a complementary view to mine.

The church of Šentjakob (Saint Jacob) on the left is late Gothic hall building which was built in 1471 on the basis of smaller church which was about 200 years old. It is divided in three naves by supporting octagonal columns; the naves are equally high and there's a starry arch on the top of them. Ribbed arcs are connected by several joints and there are many relieves of the patrons of the altar and of guilds. In 1532 after the earthquake there was new presbytery made and mighty bell tower constructed. There have to be mentioned some valuables like 1694 renaissance altar of Saint Catherine made of black marble, late 17th century paintings of Christ on Mount of Olives… Whole interior, the altars and chandeliers were changed under the project of architect Jože Plečnik.
Text:Marko Pleško

Aleks


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ISO:64
F stop:8
Exposure time:1/125s
Exposure bias:-1.3

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