The balconies on the Jesuit retreat house in LJ.
The inside of Vodnikov Hram restaurant. Not far from the community.
Miniature houses in a gift shop. Looks like pastel Monopoly pieces.
Restaurants filling up at dusk. No cars allowed in this part of the city.
The tower of Town Hall.
I enjoy shooting natural still life shots at outdoor cafes. There are hundreds in LJ.
A little bit of romance.
These guys were playing a Brahms Hungarian Dance oftentimes featured in Bugs Bunny cartoons. Warner-Brothers and Looney Tunes are a major reason for my lifetime love of classical music.
Slippers for sale in front of a shop.
A gelato stand. I had mango.
A favorite outdoor bar for shooting.
Wine bottles at an outdoor cafe contrast with the background of graffiti.
This display is advertising drinks. Each color is coded to a flavor. This was at Odprta Kuhna (Open Kitchen) which happens every Friday in good weather in the square adjacent to the Cathedral.
Another stand at Odprta Kuhna.
I enjoy the interaction of light and good glass.
An interesting centerpiece. Simply an apple and a sprig of rosemary in a bottle.
Repeating patterns attract the camera lens.
Pop's Place. "Pop" is Greg Yurkovich, a friend, who was born in Slovenia, grew up in the U.S. and returned home with his own family to open two restaurants. Both are doing very well. Was having a beer and some fries with a young Franciscan.
Late night on a side street. That I feel comfortable walking on dark side streets at 11 PM is a testimony to how safe LJ is.
Odprta Kuhna. Potatoes are roasting beneath the spit.
Horse steak sandwiches. I did not have one. I've eaten horse and don't mind it. But, the word steak sandwich is only valid in Philadelphia. Everyone else is a pretender.
Paella at Odprta Kuhna. There are perhaps thirty stalls selling all types of food, not necessarily Slovenian.
Moments after shooting this I ordered a pulled pork sandwich. It was great. The camera was safely tucked away in the backpack as I feasted.
Tourists on the castle's parapet at sundown.
The wine cellar at Strelec restaurant. A friend took me to dinner there a week earlier. Superb meal. The statue is St. Martin.
The staircase from the wine cellar to the restaurant. Fortunately there is a small elevator. Opted for that.
The wine storage shot through the supporting cables for the stairs.
The view of LJ during what photographers call the blue hour.
Looking west toward the mountains.
A chandelier that hangs over this intersection throughout the year. I've shot it often.
A large crucifix in the sv. Jakob (Jesuit) church complex. Hung around for a long time because the organist was practicing Bach.
Back to a homily next week. Signed up for Mass at St. Mary's Hall. Martha and Mary. A particular favorite.