Glimpses,photos & experiences of a foreigner living in Slovenia, Ljubljana
The work of architect Jože Plečnik has left an impression on three European cities : Prague,Vienna and Ljubljana. In Ljubljana he focused on the urban planning of the city, changing entire appearance of the city , from the Triple Bridge with the covered market till the Central Stadium in Bezigrad.
Over Gradaščica river,in front of the Trnovo Church, is Trnovo Bridge –Trnovski most ,designed by Jože Plečnik and build between 1928 and 1932. A bridge has stood on the site since the late 17th century but the modern one of Plečnik connects to a great degree with Trnovo Church.
What impresses you are the two pairs of pyramids ( a signature motif of Plečnik) on the bridge corners , the slender pyramid as a candelabrum and the stone statue of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of Trnovo Church, the work of Nikolaj Pirnat but also the avenue of birch trees on the bridge, a pretty rare sight on most bridges of the world.
After passing over the bridge, fallowing Gradaščica river, you’ll get to where it meets Ljubljanica river ,area that was arranged so people can enjoy a lovely walk by the river Ljubljanica or even a drink,once warm season starts:).