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I live in Tasmania with my husband of 40 years and have a daughter in Melbourne and a son in Launceston. My interests are quilting, theatre, reading, gardening, travel. I work as a chartered accountant.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Europe Holiday 2008 Part 8 Ljubljana


Ljubljana is a beautiful city and, as is Salzburg, dominated by a Castle. We visited the castle, strolled through the gardens and examined this interesting statue.

We walked around the outside of the castle before venturing in. At this point we weren't sure if we would make it up to the top of the tower but we managed - the spiral staircase had an up and a down.

The stairs of the staircase.

The views from the top were spectacular. The warriors of ancient times certainly had a good spot to see the enemy approaching.

The courtyard from the tower and looking up to the tower from the courtyard.

This chapel was below the tower and very well preserved.

We stayed here at the Grand Union Hotel which is over 100 years old but modernised inside and were fortunate to be upgraded to an
executive suite.

The buildings of Ljubljana are very picturesque and, condsidering it only claimed indepence from Communist Yugoslavia in the early 1990's it appears to be a very progressive and happy city.

The old part of town has that lovely medieval feel about it.
I happened to come across a group of dancers in National Costume performing for the tourists.

An interesting Manhole cover.

And an interesting door.
A river flows through the city and one of the bridges is known as "The Dragon Bridge".

I do like the curved streets.
And some very pretty buildings.

That evening we had an delicious mushroom soup for dinner served in bread baskets.
And as we strolled home I took these snaps showing the castle and the river.

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