Literally! (You weren’t deceived at all, actually.) It was Bogenšperk castle where one of the most monumental books in the Slovenian history had been written: The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola, published in 1689 in fifteen tomes, totaling 3532 pages and 528 copperplate engravings. Its author, Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, was the explorer and polymath, the member of the Royal Society in London, the oldest British science academy. He was born in Ljubljana and spent more than a decade traveling around Europe and Africa after the graduation.
Valvasor bought Bogenšperk castle when he had returned home and had decided to settle down. He was married twice and fathered thirteen children. He spent twenty years of his life living in this castle; he sold it in the 1692 to pay off the debts. The costs of his extensive scientific, collectable and publishing activities as well as unsettles debts for acquired estates were too high. He died a year later, at the age of 52.