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Spring, Pt. Deux

 There's much more to spring in Ljubljana than what my previous post showed. It was a really beautiful day today, so I just sneaked ouf of the office an hour earlier to make a short stroll through the old city centre, which happens to be my favoruite part of Ljubljana. And, luckily, I only work 5 minutes of walk away from the very heart of my city. So, here's a bit more spring in Ljubljana, taken just before I went to the hairdresser to renew my ghetto (as I call it) lizard (as Igor calls it) look... Oh well. It happens. :)



The view over river Ljubljanica from The Three Bridges



Down by the river...


Willow, weep for me...


Ljubljanica from The Shoemakers' Bridge


The Castle


And just some spring life.

Comments

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pulsecub
Mar. 13th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Wow! Beautiful! And so much "old world" charm!

So, when are you sending me the plane ticket so I can visit? I mean, like I have this passport and everything, but no where to go and stuff... :)
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
it is "old" indeed. The "Old Ljubljana" as we call it, is mainly baroque, because it was devastated by a major earthquake centuries ago and then renovated it in then fashionable style, but the area has been populated since 2.000 BC - the world's oldest wheel was found here.
Ok, enough of the history.... if you want to know more...

http://www.ljubljana.si/en/municipality/

And............... You are more then welcome here - and I think I can be quite a nice host :)
pulsecub
Mar. 14th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you'd be an amazing host...

Now, where's that plane ticket? :)
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
*looks in his pocket and issues a dumb look*
pulsecub
Mar. 14th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Damn! Well, it was worth a try. :)
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
but I've got other pockets as well....
pulsecub
Mar. 14th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Any plane tickets for me in any of them? Hee hee!
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
it just might happen :)))
pulsecub
Mar. 14th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Cute. :)
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
big time :)
jeremymlad
Mar. 13th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
In reference to The Castle, image:

AAAAAUGH!!! I LOVE THAT VIEW! I MISS THAT STREET!

Edited at 2008-03-13 07:29 pm (UTC)
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Come here again......

I would like to meet you!
macduff131
Mar. 13th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
wow...beautiful!
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
It is...... it's a beautiful old, little city... little - stands for the whole country :)
macduff131
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
i'm on yahoo, if you're so inclined...
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
ok.... be there NOW :)
amznbert
Mar. 13th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
where did i put my passport again?
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
FIND it!!!!!!!

That's all I can say. And we'll move from there on. :)
arktos62
Mar. 13th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Beloved Ljubljana, indeed.
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
it is beloved.... I love my city.
inbhirnis
Mar. 14th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
LJ is the best kept secret in Europe! LOVED my time there - will definitely try to get back to that part of the world again.
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
shhhhhhhhh don't say it out too loud.... but DO come anyway :)
bygbrat
Mar. 14th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
very beautiful!
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
thanks :)
dendren
Mar. 14th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
beautiful... I wanna be there now! Love the willow pic in particular :)
paterson_si
Mar. 14th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
it's probably my favourite, too, because I know all the other scenery far too well :)
coloradofather
Mar. 15th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
you just made me want to come back there... bad T! But maybe this summer, if I get back to Italy, I will take the boys on a tour, with some camping gear and a rented car... ha ha
paterson_si
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
indeed... because I am just a more or less short drive away from Milano :)
coloradofather
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
yes, and maybe you and I can go row in Bled, so I can show the boys how it's done... :-)
paterson_si
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:22 am (UTC)
now that's a good idea :)

and there are also a few rivers here that are just perfect for rowing
djmadadam
Mar. 16th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
Those buildings are gorgeous. Europe is so... old. The oldest of the oldest buildings in the colonized New World cannot hold a candle to the architecture throughout the rest of the planet.

I'm convinced now that my first international trip will be to Slovenia to meet you guys (oh, I think I am supposed to stop in Viladecans, Spain, to pick up gorkabear) and then we're heading to the Ukraine to see the village where my father's family originated.
paterson_si
Mar. 16th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
But it's funny.... you cannot really see any really old buildings in Ljubljana - apart from quite some remains from the Roman times. Ljubljana was rebuilt in the 17th century.

Spain - Slovenia - Ukraine...... a nice trip, with a lot to see. Keep me posted! Slovenia awaits! :)

Edited at 2008-03-16 08:35 pm (UTC)
leafshimmer
Dec. 3rd, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
Elegance ... charm ... the raw vivid color of early Spring...

Enchantment!
paterson_si
Dec. 3rd, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Shimmer..... you HAVE to see Ljubljana in real.
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