Posts Tagged ‘Slovenia

23
Nov
13

Technology & Mapping: Awesome Imagery!

Portland Map Age HomesThis is a cool site that is somewhat interactive. It shows various cities around the world. I include my home town, Portland, Oregon (USA). The top map shows homes older than 1880 and up to present construction. The next pic is my neighborhood. Using this interactive site requires you know something about your city overlay as the roads are not labeled. 

Home Area PortlandI came by this at Map Lab and then to Lab Rat Revenge

“When Justin Palmer stumbled across a dataset that included the year nearly every building in the Portland metro area was built, he was curious how old the buildings on his block are. Instead of just searching the data for his neighbors’ addresses, he made the beautiful map above.”

“He posted the map on his website, and it soon caught the eye of other mapmakers. Just a few days later, Thomas Rhiel published a similar map of Brooklyn, spurred by New York City’s release of a huge dataset known as PLUTO. Pretty soon, more maps began popping up. Soon there was a map of all of New York City, one of Reykjavik, Iceland, and one of Ljubljana, Slovenia, each with its own amazing colors, patterns and stories.”

Learn Along With Us How to Make a Map of Building Ages

“These maps make more than just pretty pictures. Palmer learned from his map that Portland’s oldest building identifiable by name was built in 1851. Only 942 structures are left from the 1890s while 75,434 built in the 1990s are still standing. Palmer graphed the steep and steady decline of new buildings since 2005.”

It is a little confusing to negotiate at first but interesting to explore. Give it a try…especially you well traveled folks.

25
Jan
12

Marble Trout of Slovenia & The Adriatic

There is, for me, a decided uniqueness to the Fly Tying and Fly Fishing of SE Europe. One part of that uniqueness is the available Marble Trout of Slovenia. A cousin of the Brown Trout, the fish reaches large size and lives in some of the most pristine rivers, which pour into the Adriatic Sea.

A Marble Trout from Josko.Org

Take a few minutes to study up on this unique fishery and the beauty of the region at JOSKO.ORG and at Fish & Fly. I think big flies (streamers, big stones and large morsels are in order)

“If you spend every day on the water casting tiny dry flies, you might have a lot of action but your chances of hooking a trout of a lifetime are slim to none. Monster marble trout eat sculpins, crayfish, big stoneflies and most of the time small grayling.” Fish&Fly

The Marble Trout is present in several countries bordering the Adriatic Sea, but Slovenia claims the fish as theirs. High in the mountains in the Soca and Idrijca Rivers the Marble Trout return.

 

19
Jan
09

Fly Fishing: Slovenia and SE Europe (Origins old and new)

 The more I study the beauty, fly fishing variety and history of Southeastern Europe, the more I believe it is an inviting and innovative region. The fish are beautiful. The fly tying has its own look and some uniquely designed flies can be found. As much as this region may look ourward for refreshing ideas, there are fresh images and possibilities here as well. If fly fishing started here as some suggest then it warrants as much reverence as some other ‘holy waters’.

Slovenia's Rainbow Trout

Slovenia's Rainbow Trout

 http://www.lustrik.com/en/picture-gallery/index.php

http://www.lustrik.com/en/sloveniaflyfishing.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdPhPhv9sH8&feature=related

01
Jan
09

Muharjenje v Sloveniji (Fly fishing in Slovenia)

http://www.flyfish-slovenia.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.7

Slovenia~Sloveniji

Slovenia~Sloveniji

Mayfly

Mayfly

I find the region of SE Europe fascinating in the fishery, flies and innovations of Slovenians, Romanians, Serbians  and Hungarians. The streams seem classic freestone and the hatches similar to mine (NW). What little studying I have done, suggests fly fishing had much of its origin in this region during Roman rule. These sites are a bit difficult to negotiate but the visuals are instructive and for those of you that can read the words…all the better. Just showing the far reach of fly fishing and its addictive quality for all.

Josko of Slovenia

Josko of Slovenia

 

Marbled Trout of Slovenia

Marbled Trout of Slovenia




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