Monday, September 15, 2014

Ljubljana at Night

Dragon on the Dragon Bridge
The sun was getting low, so it was time to look for a place to eat some supper. Wandering around, we saw some interesting looking buildings that were not part of the Old City core.
Cafe side entrance to the Grand Hotel Union Ljubljana 
Miklosiceva cesta 6 
Miklosiceva cesta 8
Miklosiceva cesta street view
Fountain outside the Grand Hotel Union Ljubljana
The horses in this fountain look like something done by the Colombian artist Botero
(the one who does all the fat people and animals)
We also went inside the Franciscan Church in Preseren Square:

Inside the Franciscan Church
The church was beautiful and ornate. While unlocked, the lights were off, so photographing inside was difficult. So let's eat. We went to the Zlata Ribica on Cankarjevo nabrezje, a pedestrian only street on the castle side of the Ljubljanica River.

I had the Ljubljana Schnitzel
Sister had the seafood pasta, with giant sea creatures in it still wearing their shells
From there, we wandered the core of the Old Town by dark.

Triple Bridge at night
When we got back to Preseren Square, the man who was playing the accordion in the square when we started our tour at 11:00 a.m. was still in the square, nine hours later, squeezing the squeezebox.

Man with accordion in Preseren Sqaure
Playing the accordion is hard work. You have to squeeze the bellows while playing a keyboard and pushing buttons without looking. Squeezing the bellows had got to be exhausting all by itself. Anfd the guy never seemed to even take a bathroom break. Forget James Brown. Accordion Man truly is the Hardest Working Man in Show Business.

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