One of the nice features of the Smith College Alumnae Chorus’s tour of Slovenia was that we stayed for the whole week in Ljubljana in the City Hotel, just on the edge of the (mostly) pedestrian-only Old City. It was nice to be able to settle into our hotel rooms and walk to rehearsals, meals, shops, etc. in the Old City, only using our buses when we ventured further afield for sight-seeing or singing.
Because I needed to be in rehearsal, B had the chance to do more exploring than I did. I happily delegated picture-taking to him and want to share a few photos of places he/we visited.
One of the really nice features of our hotel rooms were that they had large murals of black and white photographs of Ljubljana by Slovenian photographer Žiga Koritnik. Here is the one in our room:
While walking around the city, B found the exact location and took this photo, with the river walls in the foreground and the castle on the hill above:
While I did get to go to the castle on the hill by funicular,
B walked up several times, enabling him to get some shots of the city and the Alps beyond:
And a close-up of the castle clocktower, flying the flags of Slovenia and Ljubljana:
The Ljubljanica River flows through the heart of the Old City:
where it is crossed by many bridges, including the Triple Bridges:
One of the most famous of the bridges is the Dragon Bridge, guarded by this fellow:
with the help of some griffins:
Every day in the Old City, there are farmers and artisans selling their wares from shaded booths:
And sometimes, just the walkway itself is interesting: