Ljubljana (seen from the window of our hotel) is the geographic, cultural, and political heart of Slovenia. It's a city that feels like a village: small, walkable, friendly, and relaxed.
Ljubljana's symbol is the dragon (one of four flanking the Dragon Bridge)
Ljubljana Castle (and a hot-air balloon!) seen from our hotel window
The tower of Ljubljana's disappointingly modernized castle
The heart of the city: Presernov Plaza
The Triple Bridge over the Sava River
Looking down the Sava River to the pink 17th century Franciscan church
Chris on the river bank
Ljubljana's architecture includes Art Nouveau . . .
. . . and rococo . . .
. . . and a colorfully geometric 1922 bank
Flowers in Ljubljana's fabulous outdoor central market
Fresh-picked fruits of the forest (berries and mushrooms) on sale at the central market
In Slovenia, even the Hare Krishna play accordians
Ljubljana's baroque cathedral, with an Italian-style painted ceiling
Gay pride rally kicking off in central Presernov Plaza
A pride banner unfurled on the castle tower
Marchers parade through the center of the city
This sign asks "Is heterosexuality a choice?"
The march included a "kiss-in" in front of the parliament building
Even pets turned out for the march