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Late afternoon light reflecting off the Kamnik Alps north of Ljubljana

Not quite, but pretty close.

These were all all snapped late yesterday afternoon just before sunset from the rooftop terrace at the Kavarna Nebotičnik, or Skyscraper Cafe, in the Slovenian capital’s city center. Above is the view due north towards the Kamnik Alps that form the border with Austria. Below is a shot of castle hill and its 15th century fortress, east/southeast from the Nebotičnik.

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At 13 stories high, the Nebotičnik isn’t everyone’s idea of a skyscraper, but when construction was completed in 1933, it was the tallest building in the Balkans and the ninth highest in Europe. At 70.35m (231ft) it’s now the fourth tallest building in Ljubljana and in Slovenia, affording terrific views in all directions.

A few more shots. These first two continue eastward from the Alps shot at top.

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Next up we continue to the southeast from the castle towards the Ljubljana Moors, the southernmost wetlands in Europe.

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Above due east and below east/northeast with Roznik hill and Tivoli Park in the distance.

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And finally, above, back to where we started, but obviously, not in chronological order.

Let there be light was the headline for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, the exact word that a friend uttered when the violet rays began hitting the mountains. That’s a good enough connection for me.



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