Old Photos: Ljubljana in the Snow

By , 12 Dec 2017, 12:00 PM Lifestyle
Prešeren Square. formerly known as St. Mary's Square, sometime between 1928 and 1947 Prešeren Square. formerly known as St. Mary's Square, sometime between 1928 and 1947 All images from Wikimedia

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This happens every year. 

It’s snowing as I write this, and so the obvious choice for this week’s old photos post is Ljubljana in the snow. All the images were sourced from Wikimedia, and the watermark on some indicates they were scanned by Slovenski etnografski muzej (SEM), a museum that’s just behind Metelkova, along with a branch of the Moderna galerija and other things of cultural interest. Well worth a visit, and there’s a good café, too. Other images were scanned by the Muzej Novejše Zgodovine Slovenije

The first image, at the head of this story, shows Prešeren trg sometimes sometime beteern 1928 and 1947, and you can see more images of when the square was known as Marijin trg in an earlier post.

The next image, shown below, is of the restaurant that's still in business on top of Rožnik Hill in Tivoli Park, a welcome rest for walkers who have reached the top. Like the first, this phoyo was taken between 1928 and 1947.

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The next photo is a view from the Castle, looking down at Mestni trg in 1935, the view almost unchanged till today.

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Jumping ahead a few decades, the picture below is from 1960, and shows the Central Bus Station, with the Train Station hidden behind.

Wikimedia Avtobusna_postaja_v_Ljubljani_1960.jpg

Next, we go downtown, in the same block but on the otherside to today's Kinoteka, for this mid-60s view of Kolodvorska ulica.

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We'll end with an image of Ribji trg (Fish Market), painted by Pavel Künl  (1817–1871) way back in 1847, and currently held by the National Gallery of Slovenia.

 Wikimedia Künl_-_Ribji_trg_NGS2024.jpg


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