High above Ljubljana

I travelled to Slovenia for the first time at the end of October. Autumn travelling is a risky ordeal, you never know if you are going to get sunny days or wet feet. We got both actually, but we were lucky and the rain didn’t ruin any of our plans. We stayed in Ljubljana for 3 nights, in a hotel with a Robert Frost quote on the wall, and we explored a bit of the country outside of its capital. We ended up not spending that much time in Ljubljana actually, apart from the evenings and a walking tour we did shortly before leaving. We managed to go to Ljubljana’s first skyscraper though – the Nebotičnik – which has a cafe on it’s thirteenth and final floor, from which you get a 360 degree view of the city.

So the skyscraper is not really a skyscraper by today’s standards, but when it was built, in 1933 it was the tallest building in Yugoslavia and the Balkans. Wikipedia tells me a lot of people didn’t want this tall building in their city as they were afraid it would ruin the skyline. They apparently called it a “freak”. Which is not a nice thing to call anybody…not even a building.

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