As it sometimes happens when the theme hits just right (this time it was Amy who chose it), I gathered fifty photos with things on display in no time. Therefore I’m splitting this post into two: Slovenian part today, Italian is coming in a few days.
I might not be much of a window-shopper, and yet I have a surprising number of items on display in my photo storage. Some were on sale, others merely on show, and not always in windows.
These photos are full of stuff, they are crammed, excessive, just how I like them the most. The first one as well, in its own way. You’ll see.
Today we remain in Slovenia and Italy will follow in the second post soon. Welcome to the displays that attracted my attention. I believe you will find them of interest, too.
Empty but not really. We fill each moment of our time with what we choose. Choose well. Next to Švicarija House in Tivoli park, Ljubljana. This bronze chess display in Bled was a gift by sculptor Janez Boljka to the city for the 35th Chess Olympiad held there in 2002. Part of the exhibition Welded World by Robert Jurak behind the Lendava Castle. Wicked birds! I’ll show more of his art one day, as well as the works displayed inside the castle, including those by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. From the annual wine and garlic festival in Nova vas above Dragonja. They are serious about their garlic. Also from there. I don’t usually take photos of handiwork on display because artists tend to forbid it. But there was this door behind it, you see. A shop window in Koper, probably of a gallery. Sorry, no info on the piece. Now we move to Piran on the coast. This is funny. “Magnet Air of Piran, 2 Eur. If you laugh we are happy but NO PHOTO PLEASE.” Ahh, sorry about that. I did laugh too though! This is not a shop. Our neighbours collect these. Now, are they free for the taking? I didn’t risk it. The Piran library is often a joy to pass. Mandy Hager’s Singing Home the Whale, John Green’s Turtles all the way down and others, all in Slovenian translations, and a happy dog with his boy. More books, this time for free in the Botanical Garden in Ljubljana. It seems as if I were reaching for one. Only now I see Belle and Sebastian by Cécile Aubry. Its film adaptation we saw at the Rome Film Festival. I’d pounce. This display in Križevniška St. in Ljubljana was set up for the 100th anniversary of the death of Ivan Cankar, the greatest Slovenian author. From the exhibition Parallel Worlds by Slovenian costume designer Alan Hranitelj. Oh yes. I’d notice them every time. A used records store in Ljubljana’s Old Town. Candy, Turkish lokum, halva, biscuits and other delicacies from all over the world. This one goes to Flavia. When she was in Ljubljana, this window (or its brother) grabbed her attention too. Used book shop Alef. Flavia captured this house too. Vurnik house on Miklošičeva St. Look at this. This is library but not for books. For stuff, for things, which Reči means. What you can borrow there? This strange machine shows some of the objects: skis, iron, power tool, skate boots. An optician’s shop in the centre. Trubarjeva St. is quite a place. I still don’t know why I didn’t buy a fish or two. You can also see my previous little Canon. Also there. Amore perplexed amid so many Slovenian words.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by
Amy at THE WORLD IS A BOOK…: On display