Tuesday, May 1, is a national holiday, and thus many stores will be closed, or closing early, while state-run museums and galleries are also likely to remain locked, as they are each Monday. That said, plenty of other things will be open, and the streets themselves will remain as interesting to explore as ever.
How a non-Slovene, non-beekeeper, non-author ended up writing a novel about beekeeping in Slovenia. Part one here.
The long holiday weekend, with five days off for some, presents the perfect excuse for this week’s visit to the archives to cannibalize itself and review what was posted in the first three months of the year. Clicking on the titles above each picture will take you to the full set, along with the individual credits.
STA, 27 April 2018 - Resistance Day, a public holiday remembering the establishment of the Liberation Front (Osvobodilna fronta, OF) which spearheaded the resistance against Nazi and Fascist occupation in WWII, will be marked in Slovenia on Friday.
Short sleeves, short pants and short skirts have been big on the streets of Ljubljana the last few days, and our regular tables in the various cafés and bars we frequent are now often taken by tourists with more money, free time and class than we’re able to draw upon. Thus we explore some of the less trafficked parts of town, secure in the knowledge that by doing so we’re steadily mapping more of the psychogeography of the place we now call home, getting pulled deeper into its past, present, and – one hopes – its future...
STA, 21 April 2018 – As Israel was founded 70 years ago, on 14 May 1948, some 200 Slovenian Jews are estimated to have moved there from Slovenia, although the Jewish Community in the country does not have exact data.