As a tribute to my father who returned from the hospital yesterday after Covid pneumonia, here is the third part of the doors from his Maribor as visited about a month ago.
In my Thursday Doors post two weeks ago we reached the end of Koroška St., but now before reaching my grandma’s building we turn left into Poštna St. This is where soccer fans meet before a game, I was told, and yet I kept yelling “Olimpija!”, which is the wrong team.
You see, in Slovenia – as elsewhere – the biggest rivalry exists between cities #1 and #2, Ljubljana and Maribor, and so also their soccer teams. “Our” colour is green. “Their” colour is violet (the fans call themselves Viole). And so it was the funniest thing when we passed the official FC Maribor shop “Violet Shack” and I noticed that my uncle – father’s brother, Maribor born and bred – was wearing a fully inappropriate shirt. 😀
So you see, my parents stem from two rival cities. I’m a mixture of two opposing tribes. The best way to be.