Famous People, Ljubljana
Valentin Vodnik was a Slovene poet, his bronze statue, the work of sculptor Alojz Gangl, stends on the city's central fruit and vegetable market of the same name.
Actualy, Vodnik Square was created after the earthquake of 1895 when several huge buildings were pulled down to make room for the market.
Primož Trubar (1508-1586) is considered as the father of Slovene literature. The first work ever, wtitten in Slovene language, was by this author who struggled all his life to gain it.
The monument, work of Berneker, stands at the antrance to Tivoli Park, a favourite promenade for Ljubljanchans.
Julija Primicova have inspired France Prešern, the greatest poet of Slovenia, in wrtiting his best poem called "Sonetni Vijenac". Actualy, Julija was to Prešern the same as Laura was to Petrarca.
The relief is situated on the building right next to the statute to Prešern.
The monument was unveiled in 1905 and is the work of architect Maks Fabiani and sculptor Ivan Zajc. France Prešeren (1800-1849) is the greatest Slovene poet. His poetry is a symbol of longing for love and freedom, which is why one of his poem became the national anthem.
The monument stands on the ononymous sgare which is the main meeting point for the locals and the visitors aswell. It is non traffic area (excpet for the public transportation & taxi), very vivid and crowded whole day.
Janez Vajkard Valvasor, 1641 - 1693, was Slovene polyhistor. His monument, work of sculptor Alojz Gangl, stands in the square in front of Narodni muzej Slovenije (National Museum), and right next to the National Opera and Ballet Theatre.