Wednesday, 15 August 2012
How do you pronounce Ljubljana? It took me a while to get my tongue around that one. Lyublyanna, more or less.
With fewer than 300,000 people living there, it's the largest Slovenian town. Its position has meant it has been a crossroads or meeting point for Slavic, German and Roman cultures.
The picture shows the old centre of the town, including the castle which dates from the 12th century. The first castle started to fall into disrepair and was converted in to a prison and then into a home for poor families. In 1960 a major renovation was started, taking 35 years to finish. Now the castle is open to the public and used for cultural events.