Walk along river Ljubljanica, Ljubljana
Walking about along the river Ljubljanica is a real pleasure, sitting sipping coffee is also delightful and just watching the people passing by. Though it was still a little cold it was amazing how the sun's ray's would warm you.
Strolling through along the river side looking at the architecture and the different bridges is a delightful way to spend a morning. Cevljarski Most or Cobbler's Bridge as seen in the photo is standing on the site where in the 13th century an earlier bridge called Butcher's Bridge once stood, Cobbler's Bridge was designed by the architect Plecnik.
Fondest memory: Walking through the Old Town looking up at the different facades and buildings, and along the river sitting drinking coffee, and strolling among the stalls at the Market was real nice and gave me a good impression of what Ljubljana was about. My friend assured me that Ljubljana was a city full of cultural activities, we attended a concert, tickets were sold out but I managed to buy some from two different people. The place that night was buzzing and we had a great time listening to the music of Burhan Ocal and the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble at the Cankarjev Dom.
A small port.
Alongside of Ljubljanica river, you can see a small ports for boats, like this one. People like their river, and many of them spent the afternoons boating and relaxing. Some of them have a cute cottage behind such a boat port.
Favorite thing: If you decide to choose a boat trip that lead you to Ljubljana's marsh, you can admire the sightseeing, it isn't unusual to see the duck's family floating alongside and observation-hut, like this one on the photo.
Favorite thing: You can take a short boat trip - I think it lasts less than an hour. From Triple bridge, to Spica. Or you can take a long one. It last two hours and a half. It starts at Triple bridge as well and lead you to Crna vas in Ljubljana's Marsh
This bank of Ljubljanica is one of my favorite. It is a perfect place for early morning walking.
This photo is taken from the river side.
Lately, Ljubljanica river is very lively. Boat trips are organized, and I recomand everbody , to take one of them. Be sure, it'll be very nice expirence.
Favorite thing: The small river of Ljubljanica flows through the center of the town making it very pitoresque. There are alot of cafes, small galleries and gift shops along the both sides of the river banks. Also, it is a favorite promenade area for the locals and a good place for hanging around.
Wander along the Ljubljanica River and bring lots of film.
Fondest memory: Ljubljana doesn’t have Internet cafes in the usual sense, but the girl at the tourist office pointed out some places on the free local map where you can go on the Internet, for free! So, I happily trudged over to the Muller, a department store, and lo and behold, on the top floor amongst the CD’s and video games, there were three computers with free access. Problem was they were occupied and people were waiting to get online as well. I waited a while but spending my time in a department store when in a new city is not exactly my idea of how to travel so headed over to the second choice, Cerin, a pizza place with a coffee bar/café that had two computers for free use. A fifty cents double espresso was certainly not too much to ask. Problem with this place was it closed at seven and I was more prone to use the Net in the evening when photo opportunities were limited so I would wander into the Muller periodically to see if a computer was free. One evening I arrived to find all three open. I couldn’t believe my luck and quickly snagged one and logged onto VT to check my mail. Time went by quickly as it often does online and I finally noticed how empty the store was. No one had come to use the other two computers either, which seemed strange. Thinking little of it, I went back to do a few more mails and chat a bit when one of the guys working in the store came up and asked where I was from. I told him America and he said okay so back to the mails I went. About 15 minutes later, he came back up and said I would really have to go. The store had been closed for 20 minutes. They’d let me stay oblivious to their end of night close up duties, but now that they were leaving, I’d have to leave too.
Spend some time in the city centre. Sit in the squares, it's quiet and relaxing, a good place for a meal, beer or an ice cream!
Fondest memory: Happy hour, outside a bar with some very friendly Slovenes, a great evening, Lasko pivo is good!!
Favorite thing: The center of town is the Ljubljanica River. It's a happy little stream, barely fit to be caleld a river -- a country boy can jump across without needing a running start. But then that's what makes this town so great. Everything is small. The castle is small, the river is small, the monuments are small. It's almost Lilliputlian. At the same time, it's charming, wealthy but not expensive, with a pleasant blend of German and Slavic elements, and full of sunshine!
Ones of the most important place in the city is the avenue along the Ljubljanca river. It's a very romantic place for walking in the late evening with all the light that reflect on the river.
Besides here you can look a particular bridge: The Triple Bridge, because it's a bridge with one entry and three exits.