Roman walls in Ljubljana

Outside the roman wall of Ljubljana

The ancient Roman name of Ljubljana was Emona. Today one can still see some Roman elements in the city. E.g. this redesign of a part of the Roman town walls created by architect Jože Plečnik. The reconstruction of the walls is not really authentic but works as remarkable monument to the former presence of the Romans.

Church of the Ascension

A masterpiece by Jože Plečnik: The parish church of Bogojina, Slovenia

The Parish Church of the Ascension (Župnijska cerkev Gospodovega vnebohoda) in Bogojina 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.

New city hall of Ptuj

New city hall (1907) of Ptuj, Slovenia

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.

Painted apiary in Olimje

Painted apiary in Olimje, Slovenia

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.

Old curacy in Žalec

Portal of the old curacy in Žalec, Slovenia

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.