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Glimpses,photos & experiences of a foreigner living in Slovenia, Ljubljana

Trnovo Bridge, a beauty of Jože Plečnik

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.P1070129aaa

What impresses you are the two pairs of pyramids ( a signature motif of Plečnik) on the bridge cornersP1070143aaa P1070135aaa P1070133aaa P1070130aaa, the slender pyramid as a candelabrum P1070140aaaand the stone statue of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of Trnovo Church, the work of Nikolaj PirnatP1070132aaa 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 riverP1070171aaaa ,area that was arranged so people can enjoy a lovely walk by the river LjubljanicaP1070144aaaP1070150aaaP1070160aaaP1070163aaa or even a drink,once warm season starts:)P1070177aaa.


One comment on “Trnovo Bridge, a beauty of Jože Plečnik

  1. Andrew Fielding
    March 28, 2013

    These blogs are just brilliant. Please continue them over the Summer, and display LJ in all it’s radiant beauty. And we do need a blog solely on the Vegetable market, and maybe throw in some pics of the fish market too, all fresh from the Adriatic!


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