Wednesday, 4 November 2009


As promised, a few words on the beautiful little church we went to see last Saturday. It was built in the late 1930s and designed by the most famous Slovenian architect, Joze Plecnik (1872-1957). He designed some most extraordinary buildings, he was extremely avantgarde in his time. His work is very much acclaimed across Europe, as he worked in Vienna, Prague, and Belgrade as well. This is the link to his Wikipedia page: Joze Plecnik.

The church on the outskirts of our capital, Ljubljana, was designed as a temporary church for the architect's nephew, who was a Catholic priest. As it was built on the moorland, the church floor is lifted. On the 'ground floor' there's the parish office and on the 'first floor' there's the church. A beautiful stone staircase leads to the first floor, it looks like a bridge. The whole building is clad in ivy (or something similar).

The interior of the church is made of wood, it feels like stepping into someone's living room!


  1. Ooooh, it looks beautiful Mojca! Thanks for showing the lovely photogrpahs. I'm guessing that maybe your family in the bottom pic? :)

    (Sometimes when you insert a link you may end up with the 'http' part in twice so you might have to delete the 'extra one' to make the link work - that's my handy tip for the day, I hope it works for you!)

  2. Thank you so much for the tip! And yes, that's my family. You can see my husband and our boy properly, but our five-year-old girl was not in the mood for her picture being taken at that moment!


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