McCurry in Ljubljana, Thru June 17

There won’t be too many of you who won’t recognize this iconic photo taken by Steve McCurry, whose work will be on exhibit at Ljubljana Castle through June 17. McCurry popped into town today for tonight’s official opening, hosted by Slovenian President Danilo Turk. A facebook friend was kind enough …

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LJ Pic of the Day

This is another shot of one of my favorite sculptures in Ljubljana, a memorial at Žale Cemetery for civilians killed during the German occupation of Ljubljana during the second World War. I posted another of the same sculpture about a year-and-a-half ago and another four years before that, during the …

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Rain, Drunks and an Underpass With a View (LJ Pic of the Day)

This was taken this afternoon from a pedestrian underpass facing Kongresni Trg (Congress Square) and castle hill. Local drunks like to spend a large part of their days here where they’re both shielded from the elements and have a captive audience from which to beg. And it’s got a decent view.

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Let’s Clean Slovenia 2012 – LJ Pics of the Day

If you were anywhere in Slovenia today, it’s likely that you saw lots of bags very much like these. It was part of the Let’s Clean Slovenia 2012 campaign, a follow up to the nation-wide effort two years ago which turned out to be the largest volunteer project in the …

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Slovenia Comes of Age – Government Sites Targeted by Anonymous

When Slovenia signed on to Acta last week, did they actually think nobody would notice? Or maybe just hoping that most of Anonymous’s hackers simply wouldn’t know where (or what) Slovenia was? From the video: We encourage anyone out there, for the freedom of yourself or for the freedom of …

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Ljubljana Graffiti Tour

I’ve been collecting shots of graffiti and murals around town since late April and quite honestly, I’ve had enough – it’s time to move on. It’s also cluttering my hard drive so it was time for a quick purge (with a good beat). Some of it’s good, some of it’s …

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Five Minutes to Midnight

This is a detail from Slovenia’s offering to the United Buddy Bears exhibit that was on display on the Ku’damm in Berlin from 26 June through 3 October. Said Berlin-based Slovenian artist Marjan Kekec-Ogradni who painted the bear: Our unique globe is composed by the four elements air, water, fire and …

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LJ Pic of the Day

This was taken about two weeks ago in the central Prešeren Square. They were playing the Theme from the Godfather on two of my favorite instruments. I had an accordion forced upon me at an early age – I wanted to play the guitar and saxophone when I was seven …

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