What is art? Is it everything that pleases the eye in a new and unexpected way? Here are some pleasing scenes from my city of origin, since this is where I’m off to on Saturday.
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is far from big. It covers 275 km2 (106 sq mi) and it is home to fewer than 300.000 people. This is where I was born and where I lived until I was 43 and moved to Tuscany which is bigger than the whole of Slovenia.
My district is called Bežigrad (which roughly translates as Runaway City) and it’s in the north of the city. This is where the majority of photos were taken, scenes that I encountered on my dog walks near home during my last few summers visits. Each new photo is farther from home, until we reach the city centre at the end of the gallery.
Photos show a variety of objects, architecture, whimsy and art that I found appealing, and so I clicked.
It will feel good to return to the country which yesterday rejected the new water management law in the Referendum for drinkable water. Overwhelmingly. This is major.
And hurrah to Italy for winning yesterday’s soccer drama. It wasn’t easy, with all those Englishmen around. I love this country in which nobody gets drunk but still all cry like a baby, where girls scream as at a concert and guys shout but nobody fires guns or shoot fireworks over a win like this (at least here in rural Tuscany).
And now welcome to Ljubljana, which will welcome me too very soon.
For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Cee at Cee’s Photo Challenges
This day in my blogging history
2015: What other people think of you is none of your business.