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"Some Old Stuff" weekend

Paolo and Enrico dropped by this weekend and the plan was to take it easy. And so we did. Saturday was more or less Castle's day. We left Ljubljana (in a gloomy weather, which just decided to stay in our company for the rest of the day) and headed towards south. First noticable stop was castle Otočec, first mentioned in 1252, now redone as a 5* hotel. And the drinks had all the according prices, of course. :)
And then we continued north-east, almost touched the border with Croatia, and another mentionable stop was castle Podsreda, an even older thing, with first walls supposedly built in the second half of the 12th century. The castle is perfectly renovated, with a few nice museum collections inside.
And after late lunch (or early dinner, just the way you prefer it) the rest of the day was spent in bubbles and fumes of Terme Olimia.

 
Left: Paolo and a swan (and some castle Otočec in the background). Right: admiring castle Podsreda.


Otočec: Posing in the park.


Misbehaving as usual.


Castle Otočec (which actually means little island, since this castle is on a little island - go figure).


Podsreda: Outside looking in.

Sunday finally brought some sun and a splendid spring weather and a switch to DST which I will really notice tomorrow morning........ Oh well.
Anyway, what better thing to do than to walk around Ljubljana a bit, enjoying sun, a few drinks and spend time just chatting. That's what friends are really, really so good for. And my brother joined us as well and later on I prepared late lunch (or early dinner, just the way you prefer it :))) yet again). I enjoyed this weekend a lot and that was exactly what I needed after a pretty annoying week at work.

 
Left: Paolo and Robert. Right: Just a statue.


Really busy promenade in Tivoli, the city park.


Some urban art.


Reflections.


Spring panorama. Oh, another castle! LOL

I consider myself a very lucky person to be surrounded by such friends.

Comments

( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
jawnbc
Mar. 30th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
None of your lovely photos are loading my darling. Which hasn't ever happened before.

:(

But I'm glad you had a nice weekend.

:)
paterson_si
Mar. 30th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
ooops.... mistake taken care of :)

it was really, really nice, I must say!

HUGS, DrE! :)
jawnbc
Mar. 31st, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Yay! And hugs back!
paterson_si
Mar. 31st, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
:)
macduff131
Mar. 31st, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
is that Igor in orange? that'd make you Calving and him Hobbes. =)
paterson_si
Mar. 31st, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
yes, that's him... my orange protecting tiger :)
macduff131
Mar. 31st, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
awww...=)
paterson_si
Mar. 31st, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
that's how it is :)
vksi
Mar. 31st, 2008 10:15 am (UTC)
Nice tiger :)
paterson_si
Mar. 31st, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
very much so
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