24 Dec 2013

Happy holidays!

Hey guys, just a short post to wish you all happy holidays, whichever you celebrate!

Also, thank you for all the comments and posts views, it does help the thing going. I sure hope I will restart my hobby enthusiasm in 2014...I got way too many plans not to work on any of them! Given it's a hundred years since 1914...will there be any better excuse to finally build some trenches?

Other than that, here is a photo of the "parkelj" or as you might know them, kramupus. They're way cooler than Santa (but I have to admit I hated those buggers back in the days!) and they're getting overly commercialised by certain nation across a certain pond :P. I don't remember them being that elaborate, but I certainly remember the noise they made with chains and the mess they've made with charcoal :D.

Those photos were taken by Andrej Vodopivec and more can be seen here. They were taken at the Slovene-Austrian-Italian Parkeljni gathering at Podkoren (Wurzen in Austiran).

Talking of Podkoren, just above it lies a mountain pass we call Korensko sedlo and Austrians call Wurzenpass. Its a border between the two countries since post war era and during cold war, Austrians were heavily fortifying that border. Below is a photo of a bunker with a Centurion tank turret mounted. You can see more here.

And that's about it for today. Not that I'm overly busy, but if all goes as planned, I won't be back before 2014! :D



  1. Wishing you and those close to you a happy and festive time and a wonderful year ahead. All the best Clint.

  2. Have a good time and a happy Christmas.

  3. Hey, Mathyoo, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish you all the very best and I must admit that it has been an absolute pleasure to have you as my friend. Finally getting to meet you earlier this you was a definite highlight for me.

  4. Merry Xmas mate, a bit of R & R is in order to re-charge your batteries with enthusiasm for next year - have a good break.

  5. Merry Christmas to you too! Wow- Kramupus looks grumpy.

  6. Belated greetings my friend. I haven't been about much this week! Interesting to see the tank turret stuck in the ground