Music walk around old town Ljubljana

Even the morning after the night before the old city centre was lively.

Last night – stuck in a traffic jam at 7:00 in the evening on our way out of the city we saw even more traffic pouring into the city. It had been difficult to get a hotel room even at almost two weeks’ notice. “What’s happening?” We asked the driver. “It’s Friday, it’s December, it’s Ljubljana,” he laughed.

Travel tip 1 – once the Christmas lights are switched on, expect busy weekends in Ljubljana. Book well ahead.
Now it was 9:45. The morning was picking up. A hot chestnut seller was fanning flames back to life. The sky was clear, the sun was out and well wrapped denizens, well dressed visitors and padded musicians were busy about their day’s affairs.

   

I was there to record some of the sounds of the streets. Particularly the street music and the other music seeping out of buildings in the historic old town.

  • Starting at Prešernov trg (Prešeren Square) at the poet’s statue
  • Crossing the Triple Bridge
  • Left past the craft stalls along Adamic-Lundrovo nabrežje
  • Passing Pogačarjev trg
  • To the Market at before back tracking along Ciril Metadov trg
  • all the way past City Hall on Mestni trg (City Sq)
  • Stari trg
  • Then along Gallusova nabrežje
  • Across Shoemakers bridge
  • Židovska steza
  • To the Academy of Music at Gospodska cesta
  • Through Knongresni trg
  • Down Wolfova to where I started at Prešernov trg

At that point I went back to the old Serbian playing his Serbian gusle 
Then to Cacao on Trubarjeva cesta for hot chocolate.

 

Other music used in this recording

 

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Here are some of the photos from along the route – perhaps more to add in the future.

Emporium on Prešernov trg

Emporium on Prešernov trg

Chemist on Prešernov trg

Chemist on Prešernov trg

The poet's statue Prešernov trg

The poet’s statue Prešernov trg

Franciscan Church on Prešernov trg

Franciscan Church on Prešernov trg

Building on Prešernov trg

Building on Prešernov trg

3 young musicians on Pogačarjev trg

3 young musicians on Pogačarjev trg

Looking back to Triple Bridge from Sritarjeva ulica

Looking back to Triple Bridge from Sritarjeva ulica

City Hall

City Hall

Looking down Mesni trg

Looking down Mesni trg

One of the city's many bicycles

one of the city’s many bicycles

The fountain with the bobble hat at Stari trg

The fountain with the bobble hat at Stari trg

The fountain with the bobble hat at Stari trg

The fountain with the bobble hat at Stari trg

Gallusova nabrežje

Gallusova nabrežje

Gallusova nabrežje

Gallusova nabrežje

University

University Kongresni trg

Music ... this way

Music … this way

Symphony building

Symphony building

Serbian gusle

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