Friday, August 31, 2018

Final days in Slovenia

In the final days, some encounters with the tradiions of Slovenia. These lovely biscuits - gifts used as decorations, 

.......and some folk dancing

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Exhibition of work by Marc Riboud

While we were in Ljubljana we had the opportunity to see this excellent exhibition of Riboud's work at the Jakopic gallery. 
Riboud was a Magnum photographer, and the exhibition had an excellent selection of his work. It was very well curated, so it was easy to spend a couple of hours there.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia... a gracious city indeed.

 Locks on one of the main bridges.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Countryside on the way to Lake Bled

 The church on the island in the middle of the lake

Visit to Lake Bled in Slovenia

Lake Bled - below, a swimming platform

 and waterlilies
 Below, images from the church

and  below, the castle

Opatija, Croatia

A seaside resort where people bathe from rocky outcrops and concrete platforms when it it is well over 35C.
Seaside rituals that are incomprehensible for we Australians. But the resort is incredibly popular.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Archaeological museum Zagreb

We could not resist a trip to the Archaeological museum where we found a cornucopia of treasures.

including a remarkable collection of Egyptian items!!!!!!!

Zagreb, a beautiful city

Zagreb, an elegant and gracious city.

Coffee at the go to place on the city square, Johann Franck, below, established last century, selling chicory.Have to say that the coffee was good.

 Great street art

And I liked this sign below

And below is an image of Zagreb that Milan our guide sent us prior to the trip. It shows some of the layout of the centre of the city.