Ljubljana

One of the four dragons, sitting on a pedestal at Dragon Bridge. That's a much better name for a bridge than its original name... ...The Jubilee Bridge of the Emperor Franz Josef I

One of the four dragons, sitting on a pedestal at Dragon Bridge. That’s a much better name for a bridge than its original name… …The Jubilee Bridge of the Emperor Franz Josef I

Dates visited: September 15, 2009

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, doesn’t have a lot of attractions to offer, but I just love the way it is spelled and pronounced! We drove 34 miles south-east of Bled to get to this low-profile capital city. It was a beautiful day and that had gotten the people out—locals and tourists.

We started our stroll through Prešeren Square, a great point for mixing with the crowd, and walked along Ljubljanica River taking in the neatly lined restaurants. Of particular interest were the two famous bridges—Triple Bridge (Tromostovje) and pillared Cobblers’ Bridge (Cevljarski Most)—both designed by the Slovenian architect, Jože Plečnik. But I loved the Dragon Bridge that had four huge sheet-copper dragon statues at its four corners. We ended the day with a visit to Ljubljana Castle where we had to take a funicular to the top.

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