This is the first post in my new public art challenge series. We will spend several weeks in Piran on the Slovenian coast and admire its many art forms, styles and shapes. Let’s start with some of its many churches and chapels.
Even though my parents have had a house in this small but extremely pretty town on a peninsula just south of Trieste for over a decade and I take photos all the time, the photos in this series were all taken over ten days this July and on that September day when I was fortunate enough to be able to show Piran to my visitors from Oregon. When we drove over from Tuscany, Piran was our first stop in Slovenia and my parents welcomed us with open arms.
The series will include sacral and profane, sharks, Bosnian painter Safet Zec, writings on the wall, and an Iranian sculptor, among other things. Even though I’m not a church-goer, let me start with churches and chapels, considering how many there are here and how pretty they are.
Most of the smaller churches have eternally open doors with a railing so that you can see inside but cannot enter. There is one with an especially elaborate floor design that I always like to visit.
At the end there is a view through the window that stopped me in my track twice this summer. There is a light that never goes out.
For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write
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