I have a major confession to make…
I’m a hoarder
While thankfully this isn’t the case with tangible items (except maybe lipstick and sunglasses), I have a major problem hoarding travel photography. Basically a direct result of taking/making way too many photos while on the road, I end up getting super overwhelmed going through them all in the end so most never see the light of day once they are unloaded onto my hard drive. This is really depressing so I’ve decided that it’s time to finally remedy this problem with a revival of my little fauxtography series.
Moving onwards and upwards with Ljubljana…
The capital of Slovenia and one of the nicest cities to visit in Europe in my opinion, Ljubljana (LUBE-liyana) has great restaurants/cafés/bars, a castle, some dragons, some beauty, and some grit all within walking distance from each other. Most importantly, it’s in the center of the country making it a great base to explore all the rest of the wonders Slovenia has to offer travelers. Here’s a quick and colorful taste of what you will find in one of Europe’s most underrated capitals.
The iconic pink Franciscan Church
Zmajski Most, Dragon Bridge
Hanging in Metelkova, old military barracks turned autonomous, alternative social center
Dalmatian tricks & tall cans outside of Art Hostel Celica (and old prison), Metelkova
Scene from the Ljubljanica – Ljubljana Cathedral & Plečnik’s Arcade
Looking up at Ljubljana Castle from Tromostovje, Triple Bridge
Aside from dragons, the capital of Slovenia is also quite fond of shoes
Some green wine with a view at my favorite restaurant in Ljubljana, Güjžina
Have you been to Ljubljana and did you love it too? All photos above shot and edited with an iPhone 4s.
FrancaMarch 26, 2014 at 8:35 pm
These pictures are awesome and made me miss Ljubljana and Slovenia so much. We were there last October and unfortunately our camera broke so we didn’t take a single photo, thanks to you I can now refresh my memory a little bit. I loved the city and the all country in fact. Thanks :)
LarissaMarch 31, 2014 at 1:55 am
Oh no! What a bad place to have that happen, but at least it will forever be in your memory. Glad I could assist bringing them back up somewhat :)
HanifMarch 27, 2014 at 4:11 am
Holy crap Larissa those are some sweet pics! Love the last one with the wine glass.
As soon as I figure out how to pronounce Ljubljana I’m going ;)
LarissaMarch 31, 2014 at 1:51 am
Thanks so much, Hanif! Tried to make it as easy as I could for ya but I get it ;)
Shikha (whywasteannualleave)March 27, 2014 at 9:23 pm
I’m thinking of going to Ljubljana this year and these beautiful photos are selling it to me even more!
LarissaMarch 31, 2014 at 1:50 am
Do it! Such a pleasant little city, you will not regret the decision.
SilviaMarch 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm
I totally wasn’t even paying attention when I clicked on this post (sorry i’m the worst) but when I saw the photos I got so excited — ahhh IT’S LJUBLJANA!! Love it. Your photos capture so much about the city, and put my dingy album from two years ago to serious shame.
LarissaMarch 31, 2014 at 1:49 am
Aw, I appreciate that. Love Ljubljana – was kind of torturous going back through them all nearly a year later!
Pierre FApril 6, 2014 at 11:40 am
I am french and I came in Slovenia a bit by random 11 years ago. I was still in the military at this time and I felt good there… the perfect place to “reload the batteries” after my missions abroad.
So I came back… and back again and again… 2 times a year during 6 years.
I finally decided to move in Ljubljana. I got married there with a slovene, two kids joined us a bit later ;) and I’m happy.
I love this city, love this country… the people, the countryside, the cleanliness, the food, the respect slovene people have towards their country and cities they live in. I will never go back to live in France.
I found my piece of paradise, and I wish everyone could find their own too.
Thanks for your nice article !
ginaAugust 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm
I lived in this city when I was a little girl. Thanks for your photos :)
LarissaAugust 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm
You’re welcome! Curious how much it has or hasn’t changed since then.