While my friend and now coworker Sebastian was visiting Slovenia, we took the opportunity to explore Kamnik a little. One morning we climbed the Stari grad hill (Old Castle) to admire the views. The castle was first mentioned in the 12th century, and after it was abandoned in the 16th century, it slowly fell into decay and is now in ruins. All that remains are a couple of walls.
Southern part of Kamnik.
We could even see Ljubljana in the distance. Can you spot the Ljubljana Castle?
Towards the north: my beautiful Kamnik Alps. :)
The Mekinje monastery.
Coming down from the hill we took some more photos of Kamnik church towers, red roofs and castles.
Then we climbed the smaller hill, Mali grad (Small Castle) with a chapel and an old watch tower.
This panorama should be viewed bigger. Click on it. ;)
Sebastian and jet trails.
One of the following mornings before work we did a quick visit to the nearby Zaprice Castle.
The main building now houses a museum. The castle was first built in the 14th century, then rebuilt a few times, and during one of the recent reconstructions remains of a wall and a few objects from the Roman times were found.
The castle has a wall and two watch towers. And a beaufitul view. :)
The inside of the watch tower has seen better days.
A window with a view.
From behind the wall.
Next to the castle there is an open-air museum with a couple of granaries that were used in the Kamnik area a few centuries ago.
I wish we had more time to explore the many attractions Kamnik and its surroundings have to offer, but there is always another time. :) Showing Sebastian around Kamnik was actually a welcome kick in the butt for me too, as I discovered I hardly have any photos of my own home town! Shame on me. :)
As usual, more photos here.