Seven Snaps Between Storms in Ljubljana’s Old Town

As I mentioned earlier, the weather’s been pretty wet the past several days. On Thursday that meant an afternoon of sensationally vivid colors between storms. So I went for a stroll.

Above is one of the four dragons that are perched on Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge. I’ve posted about the bridge before here; dragons are a common theme in the Slovenian capital, but so is the castle perched atop a small hill in the center of town. This first shot below was actually taken from my balcony, which prompted me to head out. This is straight from the camera, no post processing. I’ve never seen the castle walls so vividly clear before, and I’ve lived in this spot for four years. (Here’s an older shot to give you a bit more context.)

This is the Franciscan Church on Prešeren Square facing north and below is the Ljubljanica River, facing south. I love how lush and alive it looks in late spring. The cobalt sky just sent everything into overdrive.

Above is the view east, again towards the castle (see what I mean?) at Dvorni Trg, which is home to my favorite wine bar, Dvorni Bar. Great selections by the glass – you must check it out. Below, just across the river, is Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

This is the early 18th C. Church of Our Lady of Mercy, located next to the Križanke Open Air Theatre. The latter was originally a monastery that dates back to the 13th C., but renovated as a theatre between 1952 and 1956. A great spot for concerts.

OK, one more. Another shot of castle hill, with Ljubljana Cathedral in the foreground.

In keeping with my aim to introduce as many as people as possible to Ljubljana –we can worry about pronouncing it another time– I’ve included this as an entry for Travel Photo Thursday (#TPThursday on twitter) hosted by Nancie on her website, Budget Travelers Sandbox – check it out.

 

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