Russian Church, Hole in Mountain, Petrified Giantess-Vrsic Pass on 18Sep2018 Day 4 3pax Family Holiday in Slovenia 15-21Sep2018

versic pass turn 8 – russian church

the vrsic pass at 1611m is the highest road pass in the eastern julian alps.

it connects the small town of kranjska gora to trenta valley in the triglav national park. there are 50 serpentine turns, 24 on kranjska gora side and 26 on trenta side.

leaving lake jasna, we drove along this vrsic pass. the turns were well marked & paved with cobbled stones at the turns, so it was not so difficult driving.

versic pass turn 8 – russian church

many bloggers have documented the sights along vrsic pass, so we dutifully stopped at turn #8 to admire the russian church.

versic pass turn 8 – russian church

versic pass turn 8 – russian church

versic pass turn 8 – russian church 

the Russian Chapel on the Vršič pass (Ruska kapelica na Vršiču) is a russian orthodox chapel located on the russian road on the northern side of the vršič pass…. it was built by russian POWs (prisoners of war) during World War I. It serves as both a war memorial and a symbolic link between Slovenia and Russia.

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

next we stopped at turn #17.

stacking stones is a passionate hobby of all the travellers at various ravines and gorges and also here at vrsic pass. 🙂

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain 

and from here we can see the hoe in the mountain, a natural window in the Prisank mountain face…

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain 

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

another view of the hole in the mountain.

versic pass turn 17 – hole in the mountain

versic pass turn 22 – petrified giantess

we drove on to turn #22 to see the petrified giantess, the  Heathen Maiden (Ajdovska deklica).

versic pass turn 22 – petrified giantess

there was a good view here. later when we hiked up to the vrsic mountain hut, there was a very clear view as well.

versic pass turn 22 – petrified giantess

versic pass turn 22 – petrified giantess

from the vantage point to view the petrified giantess. looking down at our parked car. 🙂

we proceed to turn #24, the last turn on kranjska gora side, did a short hike, then down the pass  and turns on the trenta side.

c.h.e.f andy

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