The Karst

The Karst (Kras/Carso)forms the backdrop of the bay of Trieste and joins the Italian and Slovenian states. It is a landscape full of caves, and sink holes and once was covered in Oak. Its name stems from the Paleoeuropean ‘Karra’ meaning ‘stone’.

Behind my house lays the local grove, a Karstic woodland whose trees mainly comprise of Oak (Quercus pubescens), Black Pine, Hop-Hornbeam and Manna Ash. And as I walk beneath their breath I understand that the land around me has many lessons that I have yet to learn.

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