58 Minutes in Ljubljana’s Center District

Tough times. Even the 1 Euro shops can't stay open. Celovska Street. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

These are 11 images snapped during an hour-long bike ride yesterday afternoon in and near Ljubljana’s city center to kick of a new (almost) daily project on my personal Facebook page to help provide a glimpse of what’s happening, or will be happening, in the Slovenian capital. That’s the working plan anyway.

Mounted police on Cankar Street en route to Tivoli Park. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
Mounted police on Cankar Street en route to Tivoli Park. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

Much of what you’ll find in the blogosphere and travel media about Ljubljana these days focuses superficially on the pretty, and there’s plenty of that here.

But of course that’s never nearly the entire picture; here I’m hoping to add a bit more balance. Like with the lead photo which suggests that in some circles times are so tough that even the 1 Euro Stores, like this one on Celovska street about a half kilometer away from the central Tivoli Park, can’t stay open.

With very rare exceptions, these will all be mobile shots, taken with my Samsung Galaxy 4, and will span the gamut, from quick ‘slice of life’ images to simple visual notebook entries. Hopefully, on occasion, something ‘better’ will pop up.

The first weekly set, which I’ll be adding to through the end of the week (Sunday), is here.

Enjoy!

Flower vendor selling fresh and dried arrangements under the watchful eye of MLK near the Cobbler's Bridge in old town center. “Moč besed” means “the power of words”; “Govori ljubezen” means “speak love”. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
Flower vendor selling fresh and dried arrangements under the watchful eye of MLK near the Cobbler’s Bridge in old town center. “Moč besed” means “the power of words”; “Govori ljubezen” means “speak love”. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

 

Herbs on the outside of the main European Green Capital info point in front of city hall. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
Herbs on the outside of the main European Green Capital info point in front of city hall. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

 

In front of the Museum of Modern Art. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
In front of the Museum of Modern Art. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

 

Early warning: The Sebastiao Selgado exhibit 'Genesis' will be in Ljubljana all summer. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
Early warning: The Sebastiao Selgado exhibit ‘Genesis’ will be in Ljubljana all summer. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

 

No. They're not dropping a metal slab on the castle. That's the 'Dinner in the Sky' table. Last chance: it's wrapping up and coming down tomorrow. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
No. They’re not dropping a metal slab on the castle. That’s the ‘Dinner in the Sky‘ table. Last chance: it’s wrapping up and coming down tomorrow. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

 

Setting up for the next Dinner in the Sky group. Last day is Tuesday the 17th. Brunch €39, Lunch €59, Afternoon and evening Champagne (25min) €29, Dinner €89. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
Setting up for the next Dinner in the Sky group. Last day is Tuesday the 17th. Brunch €39, Lunch €59, Afternoon and evening Champagne (25min) €29, Dinner €89. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

 

Cellofest Ljubljana is on this week, 16-20 May. Don't say no one told you. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
Cellofest Ljubljana is on this week, 16-20 May. Don’t say no one told you. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

 

On Celovska Street. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
On Celovska Street. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

 

In the pedestrian underpass near Tivoli Park. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016
In the pedestrian underpass near Tivoli Park. Ljubljana, 16-May-2016

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And for the record, the lead photo serves as today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 865th (!) straight.

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  1. Pierre says

    Nice series !

  2. Shellie Troy Anderson says

    dinner in the sky?? how awesome would that be. and the cost is surprisingly low. 🙂

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