This week’s search through the archives has come back with a set of postcards from Škofja Loka (Bischoflack in German, as seen in some examples), the first town in Carnolia to get electric lighting and home to the Cappuchin Bridge, the oldest such structure in Slovenia.
We got in touch with the good people at Morigenos, the Slovenian Marine Mammal Society, and asked about their work with these lesser known residents of Piran.
STA, 28 June 2018 - The Ljubljana's City Art Gallery will be showing an all-female group exhibition this summer, lasting from June 28 until September 9. The featured artists are at different stages of their careers, but they all "wittily strike back in their 'pussy style', as suggested by the exhibition title" Prrrrrrr, the gallery said.
June 30, 2018
In 1889 the statue of the first Slovenian poet, Valentin Vodnik (1758 -1819), was shown to the world for the first time in front of the Ljubljana Lyceum.
This was a big event with tribunes being installed and tickets sold to the public. After the imperial headmaster Wiesthaler gave his key speech, the statue was unveiled with a cannon salvo rumbling from the Castle and a two-hundred-head choir singing “To Vodnik”, the ceremonial cantata of Ipavec and Funtke.
After the ceremony a banquet was held at the Reading Garden for more important guests, while the commoners from Šiška gathered at Vodnik’s birth house (Vodnikova domačija), where a folk party took place with a brass band, singers in folk costumes and acrobatic performers.
Six years later the Lyceum was damaged in the Ljubljana earthquake and eventually pulled down. Vodnik Square emerged in its place, and with it vegetable market of the Ljubljana Central Marketplace. In addition to the square, the man also gives his name to a nearby restaurant, Vodnikov Hram.