Thursday Doors, 21/11/19: Back to Ljubljana

Since we are again about to visit my birth town Ljubljana for a week, here are some doors from the same stroll through its centre this July, even though you wouldn’t guess it from the weather.

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This walk from the Congress Square (Kongresni trg) to Križanke along Vegova St. takes only four minutes if you ask Google Maps and thirteen minutes if you take photos of doors – but look what all I’ve found, slightly amazed at the beauty of doors and buildings, as if I hadn’t walked there a thousand times before. Living in Italy is eye-opening in a myriad of surprising ways.

Speaking of which, our Thursday Doors host Norm today takes us right there, to our Capalbio on the hill, and seeing “my” doors through somebody else’s eyes – especially his – is a real treat.

But now for something if not completely then at least somewhat different: it’s not Italy, it’s not Austria, it’s not Prague, and yet reminds one of all these and more. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, the queen of mixing styles.

Just – it doesn’t look like July, does it? Still, I’m looking forward to it, even it stays covered for a week. As it did in November last year.


For Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors challenge.

30 thoughts on “Thursday Doors, 21/11/19: Back to Ljubljana

    1. Thank you, Crystal. I’m glad you get it. Italy is great for showing me how to enjoy Slovenia more, not as a comparison but as another beautiful entity. And you’re kind to keep enjoying spotting me in reflections. 😀 I guess I enjoy just a glimpse of me, since I never liked mirrors much.

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  1. I have to confess that when I saw the photo of the shop (with the notice they were hiring), the first thing I looked for was your reflection in the glass! Ha! pleased to see you made it into the second shot!!

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  2. Doorfie! Doorfie!! Doorfie!!!
    Some grand old building too. I had this *feeling* about the architecture so I had to go back and look at these a few times before I realized what was standing out as odd in my mind…it’s not just the architecture but how clean and tidy everything is. There’s no trash, no graffiti. Even the old worn and weathered looks clean. It’s NOT Italy 😀

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    1. Hehe, Norm, quite. 🙂 My camera is a bit picky though. It may be that it has learned to look beyond the untidy and chose just the clean shots that day. This part of town is obviously kept clean. I suppose some such spots exist in Italy too, no? 😉 Thanks!

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  3. Wow, Manja, these are some real beauties! Color and architecture (and the few with growing things ❤ ) Nice share. Really lovely. And no, it doesn't look like/feel like July. I'm not even hot looking at it.

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    1. Thank you, Joey. I look at these pictures and can’t believe they were taken in July. I remember this day, I was in the city to meet my poet friend and his Japanese friends and it was extremely humid and hot to walk around and eventually we found an air-conditioned pizza place that felt so good.

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