Photographer's Note

A view down the street of Kranjska Gora from the platform of the fire engine. The firemen were fixing the roof of their fire station in preparation for the coming winter. I just happened to walk around there and taking some pictures. I stopped to have a chat with the chief fireman. The chief then gave me a tour of his fire station. After that he offered me a ride on the platform. As it was already getting dark I had to use a very high ISO and widest aperture settings. The previous photo was taken while the platform was being lowered. Thanks for looking. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

From Kranjska Gora official website: The history of Kranjska Gora reaches back to the second half of the 14th century when the inhabitants began chopping down the forests to a larger extent, transforming them into farm land and pastures for sheep and cattle. The area gained strategic significance during World War I when the military road across the 1611 m high Vršič pass from the Sava to Soča Valleys was constructed by Russian prisoners. Kranjska Gora acquired its fame as a tourist region through the construction of the railroad and its first visitors. Somewhat later, ski jumping and ski flying in Planica carried the name of the area and valley throughout the world. This encouraged a blossoming tourist activity in the Kranjska Gora region especially when the first cable cars were built on the sides of the Vitranc at the end of the fifties.

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