Just the Pictures (Slovenia) Bottle of Slovenian white wine made from Muscat grapes. Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theater. Flute made by Neanderthals from the bone of a cave bear (approximately 60,000 years old). Sample of some of the oldest gold objects ever found (Bronze Age, 2300-800 BC – found near Lake Bled). Goods found in a grave dated to the 7th-century BC. A bronze double-crested helmet from the 6th-century BC. Material remains of a Roman military conflict – heads of artillery projectiles, arrowheads, caltrops, butts of spears, and slingshot stones (2nd-century BC). Marble head of Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD). 2nd-century AD gilded bronze statue from Emona (present-day Ljubljana). Fragment from the tombstone of a knight (1554 AD). The “White Gold” exhibition in the National Museum, displaying porcelain objects from the museum’s collection. The National Art Gallery in Ljubljana. The entrance to the Slovenian Parliament building. Ljubljana Castle seen from Congress Square. The facade of the Ursuline Church of the Holy Trinity. Traditional music and dancing on a stage at Congress Square. Street with Ljubljana Castle in view. Church of St. John the Baptist. Street in the Krakova neighborhood in Ljubljana. Pyramid that was added to the southern portion of Emona’s city walls in 1938 AD during the restoration of the wall. Another view of the pyramid that was built by architect Jože Plečnik. Empty and disbanded bottles on the wall. Building arch over Karlovska street. Gornji Street. Fountain in the square where Gornji and Stari streets meet. Stari Street. Another view of Stari Street. The Triple Bridge over the Ljubljanica River. View at the Triple Bridge. Bubbles at Prešeren Square. Pedestrians walking through Ljubljana. The Town Hall (on the right) and the Church of St. Nicholas (in the distance). Doorway on the side of the Church of St. Nicholas (also known as “Ljubljana Cathedral”). Studentovska Street, leading up to the trail to Ljubljana Castle. Wall and towers of Ljubljana Castle. Corner view of the castle with the entrance in the distance. The interior courtyard of the castle. View of Ljubljana from the castle. Another view of Ljubljana, looking west toward Congress Square. Monstrous sculptures on Butcher’s Bridge. Creepy statue on Butcher’s Bridge. Dragon statues on Dragon Bridge. View of Prešeren Square. Another view of Prešeren Square (with the statue of the Slovene national poet France Prešeren in view). Bottle of Slovenian Rosé. Trail up to Bled Castle. The entrance to Bled Castle – the original castle dates back to at least the 11th-century AD. The lower courtyard inside Bled Castle. View of the city and Lake Bled from the castle. Lake Bled with Bled Island in view. The upper courtyard of Bled Castle with the Gothic chapel in view. The ceiling inside the Gothic chapel. Looking out at the lower courtyard from the museum inside Bled Castle. Northwest view from Bled Castle. Northeast view of Bled Castle. A hayrack on a farm near Bled (evidently, hayracks are mainly a Slovenian thing, with 80% of all hayracks in the world existing in Slovenia). The walkway over the Radovna River, in Vintgar Gorge. Another view of the Radovna River. View of the walkway (“Žumer Galleries”) built on the side of the gorge. Another view of Vintgar Gorge. A stone arch railway bridge over the Radovna River. The walkway through Vintgar Gorge, again. The white water of the Radovna River. View of Bled Island with the Church of the Assumption. Dock on the west end of Lake Bled. Mountains in view on the hike to Iglica Waterfall. View of the Sava Bohinjka River Valley. Another view of the Sava Bohinjka River Valley. Wooden ladder on the trail down to Iglica Waterfall. Pletna boats docked at Lake Bled. Bled Castle (on the precipice), seen from the south-side of Lake Bled. Facade of a building in Ljubljana. Facade of another building in Ljubljana. Artwork on the side of a building next to the central market in Ljubljana. Potted flowers on sale in the central market, next to a statue. The facade and main entrance to the Church of St. Nicholas The Ljubljanica River seen from Cobbler’s Bridge. The main building of the University of Ljubljana. Courtyard next to the old Crusader Monastery (on the left), now an outdoor summer theater venue. Colorful buildings along the Ljubljanica River. Fountain in New Square. Covered alleyway in Ljubljana. Another view of the Ljubljanica River. The Triple Bridge and the Ljubljanica River at night. Prešeren Square and the Franciscan Church at night.