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Thursday Doors 26/8/21: Ljubljana Stožice

Even for Slovenians, “Stožice” is not the easiest word and then they put it in the name of the newly built Arena (well, from 2010). Ž is pronounced like the second g in garage and the stress is on o. Try it: sto-ži-tze. It is what this part of Ljubljana, a 15 minutes’ walk fromContinue reading “Thursday Doors 26/8/21: Ljubljana Stožice”

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Lens-Artists PC: Queen light and Miss Tree

Light is queen but this is Miss Tree 2021. Father and I met her a week ago near Betnava Castle. Unlike photographers this tree cannot move and yet has been catching the best light for 250 years, experts estimate. At first it sounded like another human folly to me, proclaiming a tree the winner ofContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Queen light and Miss Tree”

PPAC: The Three Angels in Maribor

Last Saturday father knew exactly what I’d like to see in his city of birth. He was even willing to call in and grant us access. No need, the angels are free to visit. They are even in Google Maps under Trije Angeli. All father knew was that they were at Vodovod, Maribor, the waterContinue reading “PPAC: The Three Angels in Maribor”

Thursday Doors 19/8/21: Betnava, Maribor

This is one of those posts that transfer you to a place, and doors – doors are always somewhere near. This was last Saturday when I took father to his city of birth. First we stopped at a castle. We start with mom seeing us off and end with the best photo of the bunch,Continue reading “Thursday Doors 19/8/21: Betnava, Maribor”

PPAC: The beloved space

In my mind I’m getting ready to return to Tuscany, to my beloved and his spazio which can mean place or space. This is what I found there when I returned from Slovenia last August. I first noticed the letters when I passed Lake Burano, a few minutes from our home, at 10 in theContinue reading “PPAC: The beloved space”

Pic and a Word #282: Cavernous

Today’s poem and photos are from two different countries but they share that hollow cavernous feeling which Patrick knows so well. The photos were taken last August in Sutri north of Rome where they have a lovely Roman amphitheatre that was dug into the tufa rock between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD and rediscoveredContinue reading “Pic and a Word #282: Cavernous”

Thursday Doors 12/8/21: Ljubljana Rakovnik

Today only one church and its doors, but what a church! I’ve been seeing it from afar all my life, and only now thought to approach. I was blown away. It looks mighty Italian and yet it’s in Ljubljana, my birthtown in Slovenia, which I’m about to leave once again. By next Thursday I’ll beContinue reading “Thursday Doors 12/8/21: Ljubljana Rakovnik”

Srečno, Lidija!

Today celebrates my writer/poet friend and here are some photos from ten days ago when us four last met. We had lunch and then drove up to Orle where the last battle for the liberation of our city was fought. You wrote three novels, “A Spare Life”, “Skrita kamera”, and “Non-Oui” – probably my favourite,Continue reading “Srečno, Lidija!”

PPAC: Public art in Ljubljana

As I told Marsha, probably two thirds of all photos that I take contain some degree of public art. I find myself saving many for this challenge designed and run by Marsha and Cee who is the host today. All today’s photos were taken in the last three weeks, now that I’m in my SloveniaContinue reading “PPAC: Public art in Ljubljana”