ROAD-SIDE CHAPELS & SHRINES
As you and I know, most Slovenian villages have a Church, but ones without a Church will have a shrine. Each shrine is dedicated to a specific Saint. These shrines usually stand beside roads, but you can find them anywhere. This is a Catholic tradition, and they are here for a variety of reason's.Mainly, they are built for the glory of God, or gratitude to God and His Saints for certain blessings, OR as memorials to some great civic event in which God intervened. These roadside shrines can be very simple or quite elaborate, and they can come in many styles, such as simple wooden crosses, niches in walls, small towers, grotto configurations, or the very tiny chapels that hold images and you are able to light a candle.I really liked the ones I saw in Slovenia near Skofja Loka, and this is one I saw and couldn't help taking a photo!