Friday, January 10, 2014

In the Mountains [Part 4/4]: Lunch and drive home

It's time to leave the mountains and return home. But before we do it's time to eat something after all that hiking.

This is a multi-part series. Other parts include:
Part One: The Journey into the Valley
Part Two: Still life in the Valley
Part Three: Return through the Forest
Part Four: Lunch and the drive Home

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In this first image you can see end of the ski path. On the left side (not shows here) is the ski lift, that takes you to the top of the mountain.


But we were more interested for the ski center and restaurant called "Snow House".


The inside was still decorated from the recent New Years Eve celebration that was being held here. The interior is very rustic.









After we were finished with lunch, the day was already making place for the night, and the thick cloud bank engulfed the mountains.


This is the view of the valley from the other side. You can see the river Neretva flowing through the city, and Mostar in the distance.
 


64 comments:

  1. the first valley shot is my favourite. Wonderfully atmospheric

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    1. Thank you. It's a bit bare without snow.

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  2. It must be difficult to leave such a pleasant and beautiful spot!

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    1. It really was. We had a great time. But since it's not far from our city, we can always return.

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  3. such a beautiful hike this was!! amazing pictures!! have a great weekend :)

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  4. What a beautiful way to end your sojourn. I also love that Snow House restaurant, which reminded me of the lodges in Norway! Happy Friday:)

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    1. There is a certain similarity, Maybe it was designed intentionally that way.

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  5. Another stellar set of images, Mersad! I really like the interior of the "Snow House" - very nice. Your valley shots are lovely too.

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  6. all that ambiance inside is beautiful and a place i would love to see, the food looks good to. i love that fire place and the night time shot of the inside with the lights.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. The food was delicious, but nothing special. Simple meal I'd say.

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  7. What a cute little restaurant! Too bad the ski area doesn't have any snow. Our mountains are finally getting some.

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    1. I think the owners of the Ski Resort share your sentiment, and are also hoping for some snow.

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  8. beautiful! i especially like that first valley shot and the portrait! truly awesome!

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  9. The valley shots are my favorites plus the top of the mountain with the clouds.

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  10. Those mountain photos are really special!

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  11. You would think that there would be more snow on those mountains. Ours are covered.

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    1. We haven't had any real snowfalls this winter...yet!

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  12. wonderful the views of the valley, love the blue-ish colour. evenso I like the rustic interior of the restaurant, it's so peaceful.
    greets, Hilde

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  13. Great views! I enjoyed the photos of inside the lodge, especially the fire and the decorated windows looking out.

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  14. The Snow House looks like a great place. Love the views too.

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  15. You really captured the essence of the lodge. It looks beautiful and homey.

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    1. It was very cozy and warm. Especially after a couple of hours hiking.

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  16. What a beautiful place! The food looks delicious! Your mountains are gorgeous!

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    1. They surprised me too. I haven't been here in a long time.

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  17. Traumhaft schön, das was nun nur noch fehlt ist der Schnee ;-) ...aber auch ohne sieht die Hütte supergemütlich aus. So am offenen Feuer lässt es sich dann noch gemütlicher speisen.

    Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende und sende herzliche Grüsse

    Nova

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    1. Der Schnee fehlt. Da gebe ich dir recht.

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  18. I too like the interior of the Snow House. So welcoming. I have to say I always feel a sense of peace when I look at your scenic photographs.

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    1. Thanks Valerie. So glad they give you calm.

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  19. The massiveness and warmth of stone and wood is the perfect type of architecture. Love the place where you ate. The food looks good too! :-) You both look like you had a wonderful day! More gorgeous photos, too, of the valley in the dusk. Love them!

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    1. Thank you. The dusk photos are dear to me, since they are so different. And I only could have taken them with the new camera, otherwise they wouldn't have turned out at all.

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  20. Love the inside of that rustic restaurant. All great photos. Like the last one best.

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  21. Hallo liebe Mersad...

    erst mal wünsche ich Dir ein gesundes Neues Jahr, alles liebe und vor allem viel Gesundheit !

    Da dachte ich mir gerade... schau doch mal was alle so treiben bei Blogger ... Geniale Bilder
    die Du da wieder geschossen hast ... Genial !

    Ich wünsche Dir und Deiner Familie einen schönen Samstagabend ...

    Ganz liebe Grüße aus Berlin
    Timur

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    1. Schön mal wieder von dir zu lesen Timur. Ich wünschte Du würdest mit deinem Blog weitermachen, aber auf Facebook schaue ich immer vorbei.

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  22. If I didn't live the ocean, I would live in the mountains. Beautiful mountainous scenes.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Chris.

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  23. Nice photographs of simple life events.

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  24. hallo mersad,
    tolle bilder.
    ich denke ihr hattet eine wunderbare zeit in den bergen.
    ich wünsche dir eine tolle woche.
    lieben gruß
    dieter

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  25. What a beautiful place. Your photography is spectacular! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  26. Love the evening shot in the dining room!

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  27. Nice series of pictures. I like the little fire place. I've never seen one like that before.

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  28. La profondeur du paysage, c'est superbe!
    Bonne semaine à toi, Cath.

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  29. Brilliant series of images Mersad, the vistas are magnificent what a excellent spot to get away from it all !

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting.

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  31. sorry I didn't like the sound of my comment when I re-read it. I went back through this series of photos. like all the vistas but that old tree - loved the old tree. I grabbed it for my 'winter' folder.

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    1. This place is a 30 minute drive from my city. Thank you for visiting, you didn't have to delete your previous comment. It's all fine :)

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  32. Stunning photos! All of them. Love the variety. A wonderful trip.

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