The Parish Church of the Ascension (Župnijska cerkev Gospodovega vnebohoda) was built according to plans by the Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik in the 1920s. The locals call the distinctive building White Dove(bela golobica). Inside, the ceiling is adorned with pottery from the surrounding area. [German] Continue reading →
A pretty narrative mural on the Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing (Inštitut za hmeljarstvo in pivovarstvo Slovenije) in Žalec. This institute is located next to the museum about hop-growing and brewing industry in Slovenia (Ekomuzej hmeljarstva in pivovarstva).
The New Town Hall of Ptuj was built in the years 1906 – 1908 to plans by architect Max Freiherr von Ferstel. Max Ferstel is the son of Heinrich Freiherr von Ferstel, who is known for numerous buildings in the style of historicism in Vienna. [German]
In the areas of Slovenian Styria (Slovenska Štajerska), Carniola (Kranjska)and the Austrian state of Carinthia (Kärnten) one can find these traditionally painted bee boards (Panjske končnice). With the help of these paintings, beekeepers were able to find the right hive.
The Baroque church attached to Olimje Castle was built between 1665 and 1675. At the side chapel, I discovere a statue dedicated to Saint Anthony the Great. One attribute of this saint is the pig, which can be seen lying at his feet.
In the first moment I was surprised to see embrasures at this edifice of the former curacy but later I learned the Baroque building was erected on top of the walls of a former defence tower. The fresco above the richly ornamented portal depicts Saint Nicholas, to whom the nearby church is consecrated.
A delicacy of Portorož is the salt-flower cake (Torta Solni cvet). Portorož is known for the Sečovlje Saltworks (Sečoveljske soline) where salt is still produced in a traditional way. The depicted cake I had at the Café Central, a café of the LifeClass Hotels & Spa.
The Povoden Museum is the oldest open-air lapidarium of Slovenia. It is named after Simon Povoden who collected antique monuments in the city’s tower base. The largest and most famous piece of this collection is the Orpheus’ monument, a 5 m high monument standing in front of the city tower.
The Orpheus’ Monument is a Roman tombstone located in the centre of Ptuj. It is dedicated to Marcus Valerius Verus, the mayor and counsellor of the city in the 2nd century. The stone is part of the Povoden Museum which is an open-air lapidarium at the base of the city tower.
Reconstructions of Roman shields (scuta) seen at the rooms of the association POETOVIO LXIX which promotes the Roman heritage of Ptuj. Every August they organize a big Roman festival and re-enactment event in the city.