Predjama Castle (Slovene: Predjamski grad or grad Predjama, German: Höhlenburg Lueg, Italian: Castel Lueghi) is a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in south-central Slovenia, in the historical region of Inner Carniola. It is located in the village of Predjama, approximately 11 kilometres from the town of Postojna and 9 kilometres from Postojna Cave. Did you know it had a secret tunnel, that allowed king Erazem to secretly supply the castle with food in the time of the siege? Of course he also used it to continue with his robberies...
Here we are, 200 meters from the Chernobyl reactor. Here the radiation level exceeds 20 times the nominal value. Tourists can only stay for a few minutes to take pictures and minimize the risk to health. Unfortunately, the same thing does not apply to people who still work today to ensure safety of the rest of the world.
This is the old entrance gate that leads to the Duga radar. It's incredible how it's difficult to notice such a structure even at a short distance. The forest that surrounds the radar itself has been grown in order to hide its presence from ground level.. Crazy.
This sign written in cyrillic means Prypiat. One of the many abandoned buildings of a deserted city where nature grows lush.
I don't know why these places fascinate me so much. It could be because we always believe we have control over everything, even if it is not so.