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Old February 1st, 2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia

I visited Ljubljana last September and all I can say is that i was impressed by its architecture and the laidback lifestyle of its inhabitants. Its very well looked after and definitely a must visit! I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed visiting this gorgeous city

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Ljubljana has a population of just under 300.000 inhabitants and emerged form the Roman settlement of Emona, erected in 15 AD. It is dominated by the Neo Classisist, Baroque and Art Noveau architectural styles owing in part to the earthquakes that devastated the city in 1511 and later in 1895.

1- Lets start off with a pano of the castle


2- Ceiling of the Sv. Jurij (St. George) chapel


3- A building on the foothill that caught my eye


4- And sum bird's eye shots of the city down below


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11- The Ljubljanica river


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14- Partial view of the castle as seen from the centre of town


15- The University of Ljubljana


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17- The Philharmonic Academy


18- Small church just off the centre of town


19- Typical neo baroque building


20- The National Gallery


21- The United States embassy, located in one of the prettiest mansions in the city


22- Zmajski Most or dragon bridge with the cathedral in the background


23- The Franciscan Church situated in the Presern square


24- More buildings that surround the square


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29- The grand Union Hotel located on an adjacent street


30- St Nicholas Cathedral or "Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja"


31- And its lush interior


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33- Another interesting church in the suburbs


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35- Some street level shots of the quaint Reber neighbourhood, the oldest in town


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38- This small bridge house was once a section of the city walls and a major gate into Ljubljana!


39- Surrounding buildings and churches


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41- A pretty typical house in the suburbs of the city


42- And finally the Tvorno bridge, unique in the continent for its trees planted right on the deck!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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Gorgeous city! Definitely on my list to visit someday. Thanks for the photos!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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It looks great.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 09:14 PM   #4
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Great pics, incredibly clear day and gorgeous buildings. Thanks.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 10:52 PM   #5
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Nice photos of Ljubljana. It seems to be clean and calm city. Thanks.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:07 PM   #6
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Thanks! Excellent photos, really extraordinary. The views from the hill were especially breathtaking.
I love this city soooo much, I can't wait to return one day.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:30 PM   #7
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We've vesited Slovenia and his capital 6 years ago, and I must say that we were surprised by this fine, nice city. Liked the atmosphere to. Slovenians are nice people!

Great pictures!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:55 PM   #8
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Great pics of an even greater city.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 12:52 AM   #9
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Ljubljana looks great! I'm even considering a Switzerland, Northern Italy and Slovenia holiday this year ( I just love the Alps and Dolomites )
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:06 AM   #10
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Slovenia! Slovenia!
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:42 AM   #11
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I spent five days in Ljubljana this past September ... I was there for the Ljubljana festival, and there was no shortage of music and live theatre. The weather was great too! I was very pleased with the atmosphere of the city and the tempo of everyday life.





















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Old February 2nd, 2008, 03:16 AM   #12
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Nice pics, Fernie! That's a lovely tour of the city! And the photos are wonderful, hun!

Im glad you had fun, Lou, and great pics too!
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the things that I love about ljubljana: small+capitol+beatiful+sorunded by forests.. that's why I want to live there
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 09:28 PM   #14
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Beautiful city but in the best places are commieblocks...
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 09:35 PM   #15
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Great pics of my city!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:28 PM   #16
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Charming!
Thanks for showing!
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:37 PM   #17
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Nice photos,Fern. Just a little point: pics 33 and 41 are not suburbs (well they were suburbs in early 20th century), pic 33 is actually in the centre and pic 41 in Trnovo, which is in south-central part of Ljubljana.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #18
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Excellent stuff, Ljubljana and Slovenia are beautiful.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #19
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Ljubljana is indeed an incredible city. Thanks guys for sharing your pics.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #20
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Nice pics Fern, Ljubljana is a very pleasant laid-back city. Where did you stay?

Last time I was there I tried to take a picture of the US embassy (I didn't know what it was, I just thought it was a pretty mansion house). One of the Slovenian soldiers guarding it ran over the road to tell me that I wasn't allowed to take a photo and explained what the building was. I told them I wasn't a terrorist and the soldier laughed and said "ok then, just go round the corner and take the picture where we can't see you"

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