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Lines of blue / Modre črte

11/09/2011

We’ve had such a nice weekend, I just have to start this post with a declaration of my love for the geography of the space we live in. Living in Slovenia makes our lives so diverse, opens so many opportunities and enables us to enjoy so many different cultures and landscapes that there are times we can get really ecstatic about it. Of course, there are also many times when we get so run down by the things I am not going to mention right now in order not to spoil the good start of this post. :)

We’ve spent this weekend in Istra (in Rabac, actually) and had the greatest of times. Weather was nice, beaches were picture perfect, the sea was so clear you could see the tiniest of fish swimming in it, the air was filled with the smell of pine trees and the girls were in their best behaviour. What more could one get (in Croatia)?
What we got was an apartment from the 80’s, something that on a grey day equals horror, but in the picture perfect circumstances just described – we saw as a reminder of the days passed, a souvenir from the past, a time capsule you could enter from the present. Shabby drawer of the tiny ‘module-kitchen’ was filled with white plates. All of them had the same pattern  (actually, calling it a pattern is a bit pretentious, since it’s just a) (dark) blue line on the edge of a plate. In our home this line is lovingly reffered to as ‘Jadrolinija line’- a signature line of chinaware that would be used (we guess) on all the boats sailing along the Adriatic coast in the 80’s (mostly belonging to Jadrolinija company).  
Plates with blue line were also used in all (most) cafeterias: form factories to schools to hospitals and cheap restaurants.

In the apartment we stayed at we had three different types of plate – all with blue line, just one would classify as a Jadrolinija line. Do you know which one?

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Za nami je prekrasen vikend – tako čudovit, da moram izraziti vse navdušenje nad geografijo prostora v katerem živimo. Življenje v Sloveniji nam omogoča toliko raznolikih izkušenj – tako kultur kot narave, da smo občasno enostavno popolnoma prevzeti nad vsem, kar se nam tu (lahko) zgodi. Včasih smo tudi prevzeti nad negativnimi zadevami, ki se tu dogajajo, ampak o tem ne bi, da ne pokavrim dobrega začetka tega pisanja :)

Ta vikend smo preživeli na morju v Istri, v Rabcu natančno. Joj, kako je bilo čudovito – toplo vreme, prekrasne plaže in morje tako čisto, da si lahko videl čisto drobne črne ribice plavati s teboj. Borovci so dišali, punci sta se lepo obnašali, kaj lepšega bi se ti še lahko zgodilo?

Nam se je zgodil apartma iz osemdesetih – nekaj, kar je lahko sinonim za popolno grozo, ampak glede na opisane okoliščine smo se odločili, da ga sprejmemo kot opomnik minulih dni, spominek iz preteklosti, časovno kapsulo, v katero smo še lahko vstopili. V mini kuhinji je bila ponošena omarica napolnjena z belimi krožniki (različnimi, seveda). Vsi pa so imeli enak motiv – motiv modre črte, ki ga v naši družini ljubkovalno kličemo ‘Jadrolinija vzorec’, pač skladno z dejstvom da so vam na takih krožnikih postregli na kateremkoli trajektu, ki je plul ob jadranski obali. Gotovo se jih še spomnite, saj so bili podobni krožniki uporabljani tudi v mezah, bolnišnicah in kakšnih samopostrežnih restavracijah. Verjetno so še kje v uporabi?

Kaj mislite, kateri od prikazanih treh ima pravo ‘Jadrolinija’ črto?

Blue lines / Modre crte

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  1. 12/09/2011 17:38

    Is it the topmost one? :)

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