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Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia

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Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia. Slovenia is a country with different geographical features, and Ljubljana lies in almost its geographical center.
Ljubljana with its 300.000 inhabitants counts as a smaller European city, but it is visited by a large number of tourists and business people every year. Even more, stars and important persons from culture, sports and politics visit Ljubljana each year, most recently the British queen Elisabeth II.

Ljubljana is also an important traffic route crossing, with an international airport at its borders. Different events have marked its history, in the 2nd World War, it was surrounded by a barb wire fence and turned into a concentration camp. Because of its proud and courageous inhabitants, it was called the Hero City. Continue reading “Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia” »

Joze Plecnik

plecnikPlečnik is the number one name in Slovenian architecture. But you can see his masterpieces in three capital cities, LjubljanaVienna andPrague.

Slovenian Architect

Plečnik, as the Slovenian architect number 1 was Otto Wagner’s student in Vienna. He presented his talent very soon with planning the Zacherl palace. This is not the only Plečnik’s work in Vienna, he also helped developing different Vienna houses, and is also known for the Karl Boromejski fountain and the church of the Holy ghost at  Ottakring.

Architect Jože Plečnik left Vienna and returned into Ljubljana, where he worked from 1925 on. Most of his work was finished before the end of the II. World war. His only after-war work is the Križanke, build between 1952 and 1956. Continue reading “Joze Plecnik” »


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