May 12, 2018
The trip inspired this week’s dive into the archives, which came back with various postcards of the area from the 20th century. These make plain how the land is the one true dominant force here, with hills and mountains, riverbeds, waterfalls and streams that have seen it all, and will continue to do so long after the battles’ stories of heroism, suffering and cruelty have passed from history into legend.
We thus hope you enjoy these pictures from the past that show how much remains unchanged, and that they inspire you take a trip to the area, enjoy the views, and ponder the remarkable place it has in the history of Europe, and how lucky we are to live in times like today.
Bovec, 1900 (featuring non-native bird?)
Virje waterfall, undated
And you can see photographs of some of the people of Bovec in 1952 here.