Ljubljana

This morning WVC went on a very interesting guided tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. We spent most of the day walking around this charming city. The city center of Ljubljana is mostly pedestrian-only, and it’s a great place to wander around, with architectural examples from lots of different eras, and a friendly, beautiful atmosphere. Here are some photos from our tour:

Our tour took us through lovely streets to locations like the Town Hall and St. Nicholas Cathedral, where we’ll be singing tonight at 9 p.m.

A view of St. Nicholas Cathedral past a statue in Ljubljana

A view of St. Nicholas Cathedral past a statue in Ljubljana

Flowers for sale at a market in Ljubljana

Flowers for sale at a market in Ljubljana

We walked over several notable bridges across the Ljubljanica river, ranging from the mid-nineteenth century Triple Bridge to the 2010 Butcher’s Bridge. You see dragons all over Ljubljana, since the symbol of the city is a dragon perched on top the tower of Ljubljana Castle.

Dragon's Bridge, Ljubljana

Dragon’s Bridge, Ljubljana

Looking down the Ljubljanica River

Looking down the Ljubljanica River

After walking around the city center, we took the funicular up to Ljubljana Castle, a 15th century castle that now houses a museum and cafe, as well as a tower from which you can get a great perspective on the city.

Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle

Tour manager Jen G. sits down for a moment in the chapel of Ljubljana Castle

Tour manager Jen G. sits down for a moment in the chapel of Ljubljana Castle

When the tour was over, I ate lunch at a Serbian cafe near our hotel with some fellow singers. Although we didn’t understand a word of the menu, our server helpfully suggested some family-style meal options, and we had a delicious, leisurely lunch of salads and meats, combined with great fellowship.

Lunch in Ljubljana

Lunch in Ljubljana

Chorus members Karla and Shelley, and Karla's husband John, enjoy lunch in Ljubljana

Chorus members Karla and Shelley, and Karla’s husband John, enjoy lunch in Ljubljana

 

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