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Thursday Doors 24/11/22: Urban Ljubljana

A memory of a summer day with perhaps not as many doors but with the kind of urban sights that I miss the most.

I’m a city girl, no way around it. My tenth year in rural Tuscany finds me relaxed, still marvelling at the pine-green and sky-blue palette that surrounds me, and yet pining for signs of life that we don’t get here. (They are in Rome but I don’t go there either much these days.)

That’s why I enjoyed the drive and walk around my city of origin, Ljubljana in Slovenia, with my sister on this August day, especially Trubarjeva St. where our walk ended with the best falafel in town.

The last image in the gallery happened a few hours later on my walk to a regular preventive check-up. I wouldn’t pay this wall special attention hadn’t I known what was behind the next corner: the Oncology Ward.

The local band 2227 sang a long time ago: “No brains no tumors.” The test was all clear, but it wasn’t brain. I give my thanks for that, and let’s do it on all the other days as well.

For Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan at No Facilities


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

26 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 24/11/22: Urban Ljubljana

  1. That street art is fabulous! I drove my parents to our Thanksgiving gathering today and we drove by some areas “tagged” with art. My mom just loved it all. I’ll have to share this post with her*

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  2. I’m a city girl too and I really don’t think I could live where you live, however beautiful the landscape! So much colourful street art here and yet my favourite is the huge black and white mural 😀

    On another subject, thanks for joining my ‘Small thing’ Facebook group and getting involved from the off – lovely to have you on board!

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  3. Like you, Manja, I’m a city girl through & through. I very much appreciate my visits to the ocean and marshes; they soothe me. But the city — even my small walkable wonderful town — is what gives me energy and joy. Your feature photo (some might see grit; I see LIFE) and your photos of Trubarjeva Street speak to my heart. Thank you for helping me savor both parts of me.

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