Once part of war-torn Yugoslavia, Slovenia is today a beautiful and peaceful country. This is nowhere more apparent than in the historic heart of its capital, Ljubljana.
Ljubljana Castle from the market place in Old Town
Old Town Ljubljana nestles in an area of flat ground along the Ljubljanica River, watched over by the prominent mediaeval castle atop its hill. This part of the city is characterised by grand Baroque buildings and several unique bridges crossing the river.
Come for a walk with me, and I’ll show you around…
The Dragon Bridge crossing the Ljubljanica River
Wonder why it’s called the Dragon Bridge?
(Actually, the dragon is Ljubljana’s emblem. You find it everywhere!)
Don’t drink from the fountain? Don’t vomit into the fountain?
Great sign outside Klobasarna sausage shop – yum!
The Fountain of Three Rivers (under renovation) in Mestni Trg (Town Square)
Ljubljana Town Hall, also in Mestni Trg
Fantastic old map of Ljubljana painted on a wall of the Town Hall’s inner courtyard
The Triple Bridge can be a little difficult to figure out
Triple Bridge: Does this angle help?
Triple Bridge: What about this one?
The Ljubljanica River from the Triple Bridge
Looking along Stritarjeva Ulica (Stritarjeva Street) towards the Town Square from the Triple Bridge
The Cobbler’s Bridge
Street musicians on the Cobbler’s Bridge
The castle looms above an alley named Pod Trančo
Ljubljana Castle and the Ljubljanica riverfront at night
Back at the Triple Bridge
This post was inspired by Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge, Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge, which this week is Cityscape, and Jo’s Monday Walk, of course.
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