The Streets of Ljubljana Old Town, Slovenia

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

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

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!)

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?

Don’t drink from the fountain? Don’t vomit into the fountain?

Ciril-Metodov Trg

Ciril-Metodov Trg

Ljubljana Cathedral

Ljubljana Cathedral

Great sign outside Klobasarna sausage shop - yum!

Great sign outside Klobasarna sausage shop – yum!

The Fountain of Three Rivers (under renovation) in Mestni Trg (Town Square)

The Fountain of Three Rivers (under renovation) in Mestni Trg (Town Square)

Ljubljana Town Hall, also in Mestni Trg

Ljubljana Town Hall, also in Mestni Trg

Fantastic old map of Ljubljana painted on a wall of the Town Hall's inner courtyard

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

The Triple Bridge can be a little difficult to figure out

Triple Bridge: Does this angle help?

Triple Bridge: Does this angle help?

Triple Bridge: What about this one?

Triple Bridge: What about this one?

The Ljubljanica River from the Triple Bridge

The Ljubljanica River from the Triple Bridge

Looking along Stritarjeva Ulica (Stritarjeva Street) towards the Town Square from the Triple Bridge

Looking along Stritarjeva Ulica (Stritarjeva Street) towards the Town Square from the Triple Bridge

The Cobbler's Bridge

The Cobbler’s Bridge

Street musicians on the Cobbler's Bridge

Street musicians on the Cobbler’s Bridge

The castle looms above an alley named Pod Trančo

The castle looms above an alley named Pod Trančo

Ljubljana Castle and the Ljubljanica riverfront at night

Ljubljana Castle and the Ljubljanica riverfront at night

Back at the Triple Bridge

Back at the Triple Bridge

Grrr!

Grrr!

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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10 Responses to The Streets of Ljubljana Old Town, Slovenia

  1. Debbie Smyth says:

    I love Ljubljana!
    Thanks for some lovely reminders!

  2. restlessjo says:

    It’s a nice-looking city, Jaspa- especially at night 🙂 Thanks for your company. I enjoyed it.

  3. irinadim says:

    Thanks for taking me home, Jaspa. The photos are wonderful! My mother comes from Ljubljana. Her parents owned Kavarna Evropa, the largest Viennese style coffee house in Ljubljana, which the communists confiscated, but appointed my mother’s sister manager. I have happy pre-war childhood memories of my grandparents, having breakfast in their coffee house and feeding squirrels in the Tivoli Park. Last time I was there it was still part of Yugoslavia, a bit neglected, but since independence it has been restored to its original baroque beauty.

  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful entry. I adore the don’t drink the fountain water …. or vomit in it. Both work for me. 😀

  5. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Scarecrow fun in Kettlewell | restlessjo

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