Weekly Photo Challenge: A Gorge to Scale

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As we entered the Vintgar Gorge in Slovenia the temperature immediately dropped about 10 degrees, I could feel the cool air rising from the cold, rushing water before it bounced off the cool gorge walls and hit my skin. This gorge is only about 1.5 miles in length and is lined the entire way by a wooden boardwalk that crosses from side to side following the river all the way to a waterfall at the end of the gorge. The river is fed by runoff from the mountains and is intensely cold, and I’m from Minnesota so I’m used to cold water. It was hard for me to believe that this gorge existed; how was it made? Why is it so short? What has been it’s purpose?

I could have looked more into this, but when traveling I like to revel in the mystery that is Mother Nature. For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge of Scale I chose this picture that my dad took of my sister and I walking through the gorge because I think that it really highlights the the height of the gorge walls contrasted with the slim boardwalk. The river itself was not that wide, but it was deep and moving quickly. You could easily see the bottom of the river as the water was clear and one of the deepest blues I have ever seen.

Is there anywhere you have been that made you feel small?

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12 comments

  1. thomasmcphoto · February 10, 2015

    Anytime that I’m in the city I feel quite small. The steel and concrete giants make me feel insignificant and tiny… I also get the same feeling when at the rim of the Grand Canyon.

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  2. Indah Susanti · February 11, 2015

    Truly impressive, I can easily feel small if I were walking passing the gorge like you did. Beautiful place and great experience to be there! I think I have to visit Slovenia someday 🙂
    I feel small as well when I were diving and I could not see the ocean floor because it was so deep – usually it looks very dark blue-ish. Sometimes I do feel bit intimidated by it… 🙂

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    • nightingalecreativedesign · February 11, 2015

      I have never been diving before, but it sounds amazing. Where did you dive at? I would definitely recommend Slovenia, we only saw a small part, but the part we saw was beautiful. If you have the chance to go visit Lake Bled, it is a quaint lake town and the gorge is just a 10 minute drive from town.

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      • Indah Susanti · February 11, 2015

        Hi, thank you so much for info over Slovenia. I would love to visit the country! It’s not far from the Netherlands – where I live now.
        I usually dive in South east Asian countries like Indonesia and the Philippines. But I also have been diving in countries in Caribbean waters. Details of my dive trip and underwater photos are in this path – http://indahs.com/category/diving/

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      • nightingalecreativedesign · February 11, 2015

        You’re so welcome! You could easily get to Slovenia from the Netherlands, and probably with little expense. There is much more exploring for me to do in Europe as a whole, I currently live in Texas. Thank you for the info on your diving as well, I will definitely check out your photos!

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      • Indah Susanti · February 12, 2015

        Thank you so much for your visit! You are so kind!! Have a wonderful day 🙂

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  4. Stephanie · February 26, 2015

    Hospitals make me feel very small and fragile indeed.

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