Slowly but surely - another couple of pages from our trip to Europe. Our first afternoon in Ljubljana, we took a walking tour of the Old Town. It was a wonderful introduction to the city and we really enjoyed it.
Walking Tour, Ljubljana: Old town, the castle, the market & more
3. Ljubljana Castle:
The third stop on our tour was the castle, which watches over the Old Town from the hill on the eastern side of the river.
We rode the newly constructed funicular to the top—once there, we walked the walls and toured the Gothic Chapel.
The castle buildings were hastily modified and used as apartments during the Communist era; now the city is
remodeling the interior again to restore the castle to a more authentic state. After we had soaked in
the city views from the top of the ramparts, Simona snapped our photo and we departed for our next site.
4. The Market:
Back in Old Town, we walked past the seminary building and through the main market square where the vendors
were packing up after a busy day. In the colonnade along the river, proprietors sell everything from wooden
souvenirs to artisan cheeses and exotic wild boar salami.
5. The River:
The final part of our tour took us across the Triple Bridge to Prešeren Square, then back along the river.
The wonderful architecture dates mostly post-1895 when an earthquake leveled much of the city.
The pink facade is the Franciscan Church of St. Mary. We ended our walk at “Fish Street” where we said goodbye
and thank you to our wonderful guide, Simona.
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Going Away Solids Paper, Katie Pertiet
Patterned Brushes, Katie Pertiet
Journaling Freebie (numbers), Andrea Victoria
Fonts: Interstate, Minion
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