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This gallery is a delight. It contains plenty of copies of the famous folk art, the Panjske koncnice or in English the 'Painted Beehive Box Endings'. These are the small front boards of the hive boxes, that beekeepers started to paint because they wanted to cheer themselves up. I found plenty of fine examples there and was able to purchase some to bring home. The actual copies of the Beehive Endings are sold in different sizes, you can also find them incorporated in, for example, clocks etc... a visit to this place is very useful when you are in Bovec as it is also an introduction to this type of folk art.
Some of the originals date from 1758 onwards. Most of them contain scenes of everyday life. Some of them religious, some educational, some satirical. All of them very colourful and artisticly painted.
What to buy: Here you can find a selection of copies of this original folk art. The pieces are not expensive and the selection is large. The shop assistant is not only helpful, she talked to me for an hour or so explaning in detail the history of Bovec, a revelation to be sure as I never realised the extend of the importance of Bovec in history, both first world war and Napolionic. She also helped me a gain a better idea of how the history has affected this area and its people, very interesting.
By the way this folk art is not local, it is found all over Slovenia.
Updated Apr 7, 2007
Address: Rene in Nadja Copi, Cezsoca 113, 5230 Bovec
Letišèe is the small grass airfield set on the south side of Bovec. It was originally built by Italian forces when the Soèa watershed was under Italian occupation between the two wars. The Yugoslav air force took over after 1947. Today, the grass fields are a popular landing site for paragliders. At the time I was here the whole ground was taken over by an international group of model sailplane enthusiasts. Rising above on the north side, high above Bovec is Rombon where heavy fighting took place in 1915-16.
Updated Oct 2, 2011