Sveti Tomaž (St. Thomas)
Sveti Tomaž is a very small settlement in the municipality of Škofja Loka. Just like Jamnik‘s church of St. Primus and Felician has become famous among photographers in the Instagram era by its church and fabulous backdrop.
Both places are also very close to each other, some 30 minutes drive is from one point to another. Both also stand on the hill above the meadow which makes for a pretty photos just strolling around the church.
We have visited St. Thomas in early spring but it is beautiful also in the snowy winter and in the middle of autumn.
Views from the church itself are also worth considering to photograph.
Wandering around the church one should not forget that the meadows are in use by the farmers from the village so walk with care when looking for the motifs!
The settlement is really small and there is no parking place for tourists so some care is needed with that as well, especially if you would like to get a view from some distance and pass the highest farm by the dirt road above it.
Only from some distance the whole beauty of the mountain backdrop reveals.
Unfortunately you have to walk some more to the Rantovše hill to get a view like the one bellow.
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St. Thomas/Sv. Tomaž nad Praprotnim by @perkovic.boris. . Selected by @zokus_gf, co-founder of @igslovenia. We haven't seen this small church above the tiny settlement in a while. A relatively unknown village has became popular among photographers with the spread of Instagram and this photo is a great illustration of the reason for that. ==================================== . Tag #igslovenia for a chance to be featured . For more information about Slovenia check our page igslovenia.si & follow us also on Facebook & Twitter! ==================================== .
You would also need a serious equipment for a shot like this although we pretty good shots from the distance with our HuaweiP30Pro when using a quality tripod. Bellow you will find a 4x zoom of the St. Thomas church as it is seen from the road Škofja Loka – Železniki less than a kilometer before the actual turn for the settlement.
There is a 20 minutes drive from Škofja Loka to St. Thomas, the last part of the road is steep, narrow and curvy so take care!
Text and photos: Zoran Leban Trojar