Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. It is located in the heart of the country in the Ljubljana Basin, and is the center of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. With approximately 280,000 inhabitants, it is classified as the only Slovenian large town. Throughout its history, it has been influenced by its geographic position at the crossroads of the Slavic world with the Germanic and Latin cultures.
For centuries, Ljubljana was the capital of the historical region of Carniola. Now it is the cultural, educational, economic, political and administrative center of Slovenia, independent since 1991. Its central geographic location within Slovenia, transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific and research institutions and cultural tradition are contributing factors to its leading position.
The city architecture is a mix of styles. Despite the appearance of large buildings, especially at the city's edge, Ljubljana's historic center remains intact. Although the oldest architecture has been preserved from the Roman period, Ljubljana's downtown got its outline in the Middle Ages. After the 1511 earthquake, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style following Italian, particularly Venetian, models. After the quake in 1895, it was once again rebuilt, this time in the Vienna Secession style, which today is juxtaposed against the earlier Baroque style buildings that remain. The large sectors built in the inter-war period often include a personal touch by the architects Joe Plečnik] and Ivan Vurnik. In the second half of the 20th century, parts of Ljubljana were redesigned by Edvard Ravnikar.
The central square in Ljubljana is Preeren Square (Preernov trg) where the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (Frančikanska cerkev) is located. It is the parish church of Ljubljana - Annunciation Parish. Built between 1646 and 1660 (the belltowers following later), it replaced an older Gothic church on the same site. The layout takes the form of an early-Baroque basilica with one nave and two rows ol lateral chapels. The Baroque main altar was executed by the sculptor Francesco Robba. Much of the original frescos were ruined by the cracks in the ceiling caused by the Ljubljana earthquake in 1895. The new frescos were painted by the Slovene impressionist painter Matej Sternen.
Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad) is a medieval castle with Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural elements, located at the summit of the Castle Hill that dominates the city center. The area surrounding today's castle has been continuously inhabited since 1200 BC. The castle was built in the 12th century and was a residence of the Margraves, later the Dukes of Carniola. The castle's Outlook Tower dates to 1848; this was inhabited by a guard whose duty it was to fire cannons warning the city in case of fire or announcing important visitors or events, a function the castle still holds today. Cultural events and weddings also take place there. Since 2006, a funicular has linked the city center to the castle atop the hill.
The Town Hall (Mestna hia, Magistrat), located on the Town Square, is the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. The original building was built in a Gothic style in 1484. Between 1717 and 1719, the building underwent a Baroque renovation with a Venetian inspiration by the architect Gregor Maček. Near the Town Hall, on Town Square, is a replica of the Robba fountain, in the Baroque style. The original has been moved into the National Gallery in 2006. Robba's fountain is decorated with an obelisk at the foot of which are three figures in white marble symbolising the three chief rivers of Carniola. It is the work of Francesco Robba, who designed numerous other Baroque statues in the city
Ljubljana Cathedral (Ljubljanska stolnica), or Saint Nicholas's Cathedral (Stolnica svetega Nikolaja), serves the Archdiocese of Ljubljana. Easily identifiable due to its green dome and twin towers, it is located on Cyril and Methodius Square (Ciril-Metodov trg) by the nearby Ljubljana Central Market and the Town Hall. The Diocese of Ljubljana was set up in 1461. Between 1701 and 1706, the Jesuit architect Andrea Pozzo designed the Baroque church with two side chapels shaped in the form of a Latin cross. The dome was built in the center in 1841. The interior is decorated with Baroque frescos painted by Giulio Quaglio between 17031706 and 17211723.
Nebotičnik (pronounced [nɛbɔtiːtʃniːk], "Skyscraper") is a thirteen-story building that rises to a height of 70.35 m (231 ft). It combines elements of the Neoclassical and the Art-Deco architecture. Predominantly a place of business, Nebotičnik is home to a variety of shops on the ground floor and first story, and various offices are located on floors two to five. The sixth to ninth floors are private residences. Located on the top three floors are a café, bar and observation deckW as designed by the Slovenian architect Vladimir ubic. Construction began in July 1930 and the building opened on 21 February 1933. It was for some time the tallest residential building in Europe.
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carlo62 (41195) 2014-01-15 15:27
bella luce, mia figlia ci è stata per l'ultimo dell'anno, ma piovigginava ed era tutto cupo.
Ottima inquadratura, diversa dalle solite che ci mostrano questo luogo.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-15 20:11
Belle photo de cette rivière bordée de maisons sous un ciel magnifique. La présence de l'embarcation verte en avant-plan ajoute à la composition. Netteté excellente. Salutations.
dkmurphys (54445) 2014-01-15 22:06
Fine capture along the river. I like the atmosphere of that hot day. Well taken.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-16 0:59
An splendid view of the city on a clear bright day.
Good composition with the bridge, the idle boat and these lovely houses. I like the way you have framed the photo with wall on the right. Nice calm and tranquil atmosphere presented. Thanks for sharing a good photo with natural colours, bright light and excellent clarity. Good informative note to go with it. Thanks for sharing.
lousat (85018) 2014-01-16 1:39
Ciao Romano,ricorda un po' la zona dei Navigli a Milano,ma qui c'era tanto sole ed un clima ideale,una panoramica datata ma molto bella con qualita' impeccabile.Buona giornata,Luciano
jhm (146570) 2014-01-16 3:34
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
You chose a lovely angle with these bridge in background.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
A lovely summer picture with a nice blue sky.
Lovely composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Enjoy the day ahead,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-16 4:17
lovely graceful feel to this wonderful shot. A peaceful easy feeling and superbly detailed view of this lovely old City. The light and clarity here are perfect and the image elegantly attractive. Like it a lot.
Sergiom (70532) 2014-01-16 5:41
Tu nous donne très envie d'emprunter un canot nous aussi pour pagayer sur ce très beau bras d'eau qui entre profondément dans la ville. L'ensemble est profond et d'une grande netteté. Les couleurs semblent briller.
abmdsudi (48735) 2014-01-16 7:37
Beautiful catch and what a glorious moment as we are presented by such a peaceful river scene and lots of rich colors. The popping green canoe makes everything sparkle with fabulous lights and tones, of course the waterway leads so smoothly. Extremely refreshing look so well recorded with so much more detail to enjoy. Thks for sharing.
holmertz (47066) 2014-01-16 7:49
It's nice to see a photo from Ljubljana, a small and pleasant city which I have enjoyed very much on a couple of visits. The view along the river is very attractive, especially on a beautiful day like this, and the green canoe makes the composition perfect.
SimoAle (646) 2014-01-16 8:00
bel quadro pulito e semplice. L'attenzione cade su questa colorata gondola in mezzo ad un curato canale.
Bella luce e nitidezza.
rychem (30287) 2014-01-16 8:55
Wiat a beautiful sunny photo! Excellent capture, perfect diagonal composition, very nice scene on the river, bravo
Waylim (25444) 2014-01-16 9:34
Absolutely beautiful photo, the large version really show lots of details and bring us closer to the scenery. Great use of the boat leading us in along the river and into the landscape. Thanks.
Noel_Byrne (28160) 2014-01-16 10:32
Hai un gify per la composizione! Ogni colpo condividete ha lo stile unico per te, che invita lo spettatore ad andare ad esplorare e imparare di più, come avete fatto qui. Ciò che mi attira qui è la barca, io voglio salire a bordo e vedere tutti questi meravigliosi edifici dal fiume, e vedere lo skyline e la storia barocca. Quella è una cosa meravigliosa essere in grado di fare con una fotografia, non solo portare l'immagine di un luogo, ma anche un senso di voler essere lì. Bravo.
Tutti i migliori
sabermonajati (10843) 2014-01-16 10:41
nice view from river with buildings around you captured.
cornejo (37653) 2014-01-16 13:00
Romano Ciao, bella vista di questo, molto ben catturato in questo eccellente canale di foto e abbastanza posto. Una bella foto di un posto interessante, con una buona nitidezza, profondità e qualità. Un ottimo lavoro perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e felice fine settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
COSTANTINO (61391) 2014-01-16 23:07
wonderful postcard from Ljubljana
remitted from you to all of us
exc ellent shot with sharpness and
lightness your notes are very useful
I like this small boat ro
sweet and romantic
have a nice weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (24100) 2014-01-16 23:50
dall'altezza degli argini presumo che questo fiume si possa ingrossare molto durante l'anno. bel p.o.v. e colori naturali.
Silvio1953 (133690) 2014-01-17 7:08
Ciao Romano, da Roma a Lubiana, ma il risultato è sempre bello, deliziosi riflessi, splendida luce e magnifici colori, bella composizione, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
robmal (2018) 2014-01-17 9:23
Great cityscape shot, fine colours nd lovely reflections, interesting place.I passed through this city several times but never stopped, now I regret.
Royaldevon (34665) 2014-01-17 11:24
Ciao Caro Romano,
I don't know why you have kept this in your archives for all this time! It is a well taken shot where the canoe and its occupants make an excellent focal point, leading us, via the river, succinctly towards the bridge and the tall houses.
The light is lovely, creating attractive reflections, both on the riverside and under the bridge.
There is a pleasant atmosphere of warmth and relaxation.
Have a lovely w/e,
emka (89301) 2014-01-17 13:58
Ciao Romano, When I read you were in palmyra, I jumped to your gallery but there are no photos from Syria :(. Instead I see very nice picture from Ljubljana. Must be nice to go with a canoe on Ljubljanica, specially in sunny day, and see such nice bridges. I was in Ljubljana too, a few years ago, after the wonderful meeting with many TE friends in Venice.
Very pleasant diagonal composition with nice colours.
WArm regrads Malgo
jacquest (18919) 2014-01-18 5:05
J'aime beaucoup cette vue sur le canal bordé de maisons et avec ce pont qui le traverse. La distance sur l'eau donne de la profondeur et le petit canot ajoute de la vie à l'image.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-18 6:59
that is something new, photo from Slovenia not from your lovely Rome. Simple and well composed scene with all the elements well planned. The boat adds more interest and all the colors are very pretty. Good sharpness too.
Thanks for sharing
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-18 22:05
Hello Romano - The paddled canoe leads us through the shot to the bridge and quiet-looking town beyond. This looks like a perfect way to explore Ljubljana on a hot day. I presume the person with the parasol is a lady.... how lucky she is to have three men to paddle her along! Nicely managed shot Warm regards rosemary
annjackman (21360) 2014-01-18 22:23
What a lovely way to spend a lazy afternoon on the river. The boat is well placed in the frame as it moves along the diagonal river. Excellent colours and sharpness. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
Angshu (56738) 2014-01-19 23:16
A lovely piucture of the river and the lovely houses lining it. The green kayak creates a good focal point. Lots of interesting elelments to see
ikeharel (65141) 2014-01-30 7:12
Buona sera Romano,
A mid-summer scene over the canal, with depth and reflection collected marvelousely.
Sky color mirror the water in most beautiful blue. POV chosen well along.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-02-09 12:21
bella, bella, bellissima!! mi piace ,molto la cittá e la tua foto di piú!!
un bel ricordo!!
ciao Romano buona domenica!!
Cricri (113589) 2015-01-12 9:20
Une image qui ne manque pas de charme, les reflets, les couleurs, la présence de la barque sur le canal, la profondeur, le tout sous une sublime lumière estivale