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Fallen border – two years after (Gorizia – Nova Gorica)

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In the beginning of the week I did a feature reportage on the former border between Slovenia and Italy. It’s popular to say that border between Yugoslavia and Italy was a part of Iron Curtain, although it doesn’t deserve that name especially if you compare it to the border between Austria and Czechoslovakia. Anyhow border is gone, Nova Gorica and Gorizia are one town again and with journalist Toni Dugorepec we did a story on how is it 60 years after it was split between Italy and Yugoslavia and two years after it’s reunited. It’ll be published in Mladina.

PS: How do you like my new theme and bigger photos?

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In Slovenia cigarettes and gasoline are still cheaper then in Italy.

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A booth of former police control point is now a place where flowers grow (Slovenian side)

On Monday there was a concert on the border.
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Boy sitting on the wall build on the border. Beneath him there is a sign Together on Europa.

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The border.
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On the border there is a joined city square that half of it is in Slovenia’s Nova Goriza half of it is in Italian Gorica, but it has two different names. Slovenian name for the square is EU square whereas Italian name is Transalpina square.
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A night scene on the train station on the former border.

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Written by Borut Peterlin

27 June, 2008 at 13:32

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  1. I like new theme.

    Nice pictures as well (as always).

    Talking about Czechoslovakia… You have any hints what we should do/see while visiting Prague for few days in August? (We are staying in Marriott Prague.)

    Iztok

    27 June, 2008 at 14:05

  2. Hm… I graduated at FAMU, Prague in 1998 and I didn’t returned ever since, so I can’t really advise you on that. If you like stuffed animals there is a castle of Franz Ferdinand in Konopište with 1% of everythin that he killed, but the place is stacked with animals. Literally you can’t imagine somebody killing so many animals.

    On the end he was killed by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo and that event lead to first world war.

    The bullet that killed Franz Ferdinand is exhibited in the castle.

    http://www.voyageprague.com/en/excursions/exc_czech/
    Ciao,
    B5

    Borut Peterlin

    27 June, 2008 at 15:36

  3. Theme is better for bigger photographs but too difficult to read the text in the long lines.

    @Iztok: Zlatne ulicke (Kafka), praski grad (menda je najstarejsi v Evropi), katedralo sv. Vida in Karlov most, kjer se moras s tisto osebo, s katero bi se rad se vrnil v Prago tudi poljubit 😀 Brez skrbi, v Pragi ti ne bo dolgcas.

    Lahko pa si ogledas tudi Borutov fax – FAMU 🙂

    simonkoležnik

    27 June, 2008 at 15:41

  4. Plus za temo z več prostora za fotke!

    Klemen

    27 June, 2008 at 21:40

  5. Simon,
    if you’re using Firefox, just type ctrl and + and text will “grow”
    🙂

    Borut Peterlin

    27 June, 2008 at 23:01

  6. Hah, thanks for the hint! 😉

    simonkoležnik

    29 June, 2008 at 20:32

  7. […] Peterlin posts photos from the former border between Slovenia and Italy in Nova Gorica. Posted by Veronica Khokhlova Share […]

  8. Lovely pictures… they are really great. Thanks for sharing them. I hope I may be there at least once.
    All the best from Peru.

    Gabriela

    5 July, 2008 at 05:34

  9. Uau! From Peru! Thanks for letting me that I have readers also from Peru. I heard so many interesting things about Peru!
    Read you later,
    B5

    Borut Peterlin

    5 July, 2008 at 08:04

  10. Hi Borut:
    I made a translation into Spanish of a post by Veronica Khokholva on Global Voices Online about this post of yours. That’s how I knew about your blog.
    It’s amazing how Internet can connect people who are that far away, isn’t it?
    Again, all the best from Peru,
    Gabriela.

    Gabriela

    5 July, 2008 at 22:38

  11. Thank you Gabriela! I’m blown away just the same! This week I got a portrait assignment from Texsas, an interview invitation from Pakistani Spectator http://www.pakspectator.com/

    and now your very appreciated translation! Thank you!

    Borut

    Borut Peterlin

    5 July, 2008 at 23:06

  12. Hi Borut,Found your blog via Global Vocies. I was traveling in Eastern Europe recently and regretfully missed out going to Slovenia. Coming from Asia, I am amazed by how people could easily cross borders inside the Eurozone. I like your pictures and hope to drop by Slovenia soon.

    Preetam Rai

    9 July, 2008 at 09:29


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