Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Triglav Mountain Top in Slovenia, Aljaz Tower

Alazev stopl na Triglauvu, najvisje stopece delo cloviskih rok
(iz knjige Toma Jesenicnika: Slovenija v preseznikih)

postmarked in 2009 with two stamps from Slovenia

The sender writes:

This postcard is from the collection published about Slovenian Superlatives ( Biggest, Highest .. etc.) It shows the top of the Triglav Mountain in Julian Alps. Triglav is our Highest Mountain (2864 m) and its name meand three-headed ( tri- three, glava-head) due to its three peaks. On the top of it is the highest man-made object. In Slovenia - Aljaz Tower. It was designed and erected by the priest Jakob Aljaz at the end of the 19th century. We were under the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time and Jakob purchased the peak in the hope of increasing the interest of foreigners in the Slovenian Mountains.

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