Ljubljana related

07 Jul 2019, 12:31 PM

This collection of old photos and postcards shows some of the ways Slovenska cesta (also, for some years, Titova cesta) changed and stayed the same in the century, with each image showing buildings you can still see today as you walk along the newly, and mostly, pedestrianised street, with the only traffic now allowed being bicycles and buses.

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Another view of hte Cafe Europa, early 20th century.

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And another view, with Figovec restaurant just outside the picture on the left. 1911

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Mid-20th century

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1950s. You can see Šestica restaurant on the left - open in 1776 and still running today

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1950s

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1950s, and showing the edge of Kongresni trg / Congress Square

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Hotel Slon on the right, 1950s

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1959

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The edge of the Tavčer Palace on the left, 1959

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Old buildings being pulled down in front of Nama department store, 1961

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1961

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Roadworks, 1963

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Another view of the Tavčer Palace, with Figovec again just out of sight on the left, 1965

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1968

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1968

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10 Jun 2019, 10:30 AM
06 Jun 2019, 12:24 PM

This Friday, 7 June (2019) sees the start of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, which runs until 29 September. This edition is curated by the art collective Slavs and Tatars and is going out under the title Crack Up - Crack Down, with a focus on satire in the region. The Biennial takes place at the International Centre of Graphic Arts (Mednarodni grafični likovni center, MGLC), in Tivoli Mansion, the building shown in the image at the top of this story. To mark the event, which has been running since 1955, we thus went to the archive (aka Wikimedia) and returned with these images of the Mansion, and other parts of the park, in first half of the 20th century.

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The fish pond, 1898

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The fish pond, 1902

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The fish pond, 1912

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Tivoli Mansion, 1907

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Tivoli Mansion, 1916

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Tivoli Mansion, undated

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Tivoli Mansion, undated

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Tivoli Mansion, undated

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Tivoli Mansion, undated

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Tivoli Mansion, 1933

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Jakopič Promenade, 1930s

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Hotel Tivoli / Švicarija - undated

13 May 2019, 09:11 AM

Inspired by the renovation of Novo mesto’s Main Square, we took a trip the archives to pull out some postcards of the same place in years gone by, as well as the city in general.

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Postcard from 1899

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Postcard from 1910

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Postcard from 1917

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Postcard from 1918

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Postcard from 1919

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Postcard from 1910s

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Postcard from 1919

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Postcard from 1928

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Postcard from 1930s

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Undated postcard

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Undated postcard

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Postcard 1945

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Postcard, 1966

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04 May 2019, 10:00 AM

Maribor Town Hall was built in 1515, remodeled later in the century, renovated in the mid-19th, and then later returned to its original, 16th century, appearance. Above, and below, are some picture of the place in the 20th century, all public domain and sourced from Wikipedia.

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1903

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1903

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1903

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Early 20th century

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1916

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1916

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Mid-20th century

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Mid-20th century

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1958

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1960

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1960

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1963

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1968

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17 Dec 2018, 13:00 PM

December 17, 2018

In 1931 the fourth tram line started operating between the train station and Vič in Ljubljana. Part of the route went through Šelenburgova street (today’s Slovenska), which had as a result moved Ljubljana’s main promenade to Aleksandrova street (today’s Cankarjeva), between the post office and Tivoli Park.

At the beginning of the 20th century Ljubljana’s promenade began on today's Čopova street then went past the post office on Slovenska, through Congress square (Kongresni trg) and back to the Town Square (Mestni trg). With the change of venue to Cankarjeva after the new tram line, it got an extension to Tivoli Park and even further for meetings and assignations that would prefer some privacy.

The promenade was a place to meet and debate, but also a place to show off. Hats, gloves and walking sticks were a mandatory part of a gentlemen’s outfit.  It started after 4pm during the week and after 11am on Sundays, when it was especially ceremonial and classy, with a brass band playing and the  best fashions of Ljubljana on display.

The promenade disappeared completely at the beginning of the 1960s, when the streets became jammed with traffic rather than walkers, and the citizens of Ljubljana begun spending their days off outside the city in the coastal towns of Piran and Portorož.

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Slovenska street 1931 – old Slon Hotel, post office and a now gone building in front of today’s Nama department store
 
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Aleksander street (Cankarjeva street today) in 1930s in early afternoon hours
 
08 Sep 2018, 07:00 AM

What colour will its new coat be? 

04 Aug 2018, 07:54 AM

This week’s trip to the archives focused on Murska Sobota, coming back with some black and white images of the town and it’s people from the 1920s to 1960s. 

27 Jul 2018, 19:52 PM

As Europe continues to be hit by a heatwave’s that due to reach Slovenia this weekend, it seems like a good time to go through the archives and bring back some old photos of people cooling off in the summer. 

21 Jul 2018, 10:27 AM

Take a walk to the top, enjoy a cup of coffee, and be thankful. 

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