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Ljubljana, Slovenia: My Kind of Town for Art

Ljubljana Art is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been.


I had no plan when I landed in Slovenia, nor did I know what to expect. New the town, I do what I always do: walk around and see what I run into (see Old Town Warsaw in Pictures). In Ljubljana, I was captivated by the buildings, bridges, dragons, and of course, the graffiti.

Let’s take a look.

City Centre

Old town is the best. Like the old town in Stockholm, Ljubljana is a great place to get lost in the sites. No guide is needed.
a building with many windows and a sign on the roof a group of people in a square a group of people in a square with a statue in the background a group of people outside of a building a group of buildings with trees in the background a narrow street between buildings a group of people walking on a street with cars and buildingsa bridge over a river with buildings and treesa river with a bridge and buildingsa river with buildings and trees

Preseren

Spiritually, I ask myself, “What would this historic icon think of the transformation of his country?”
a statue of a man in a coat on a stone pillar

Perhaps he would wonder why everyone is on his/her phone instead of paying homage to his accomplishments.

a group of people sitting on a stone platform in front of a statue

Did you know the statue is of France Prešeren, the greatest Slovene classical poet?

Dragon Bridge 

Ljubljana is the City of Dragons, the symbolic protector of the city. a bridge over a rivera statue of a dragon on a stone platform a green dragon statue on a concrete pillar a green dragon statue on a concrete platform a statue of a dragon on a concrete ledge

Graffiti

Who is to say if graffiti artists should be imprisoned or adored? I’ll skip the politics and show you the art. You decide.

a black and pink spray paint on a white wall
Chicken Fell Pain! Vandalism or art?
a narrow alleyway with graffiti on the walls
In another town, I’m not walking through this alley.

a building with graffiti on it

a building with graffiti on ita wall with graffiti on it graffiti on a brick wall a wall with graffiti on it a stone walkway with graffiti on the side of a building a wall with graffiti on it a black wall with a lion face and white text

a wall with graffiti on it
The best one

Overall

TPOL isn’t one for museums (see Why I Don’t Visit Museums). I enjoy living history. Ljubljana is the place for that.

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