Ljubljana, like so many other places in this part of the world, has had its troubles with earthquakes. In 1895, it was almost completely destroyed, but like other cities, it used that as a starting point for a complete remodel.
Believing with all my heart that I will return with time for a much more comprehensive investigation, I will leave you with the photos I took as we flew through the city on a very abbreviated tour.
The market, shown from the river side in the photo above (bottom left) and in the photos below was wonderful. In fact, it gets first prize in the Large City Market category. The flowers were one tiny, tiny, tiny piece of the market. The only reason there are no photos of the other 99.9% of the market is that I was totally overwhelmed.
The dragon and Jason (you know, the Jason of Argonauts and the Golden Fleece), and St. George, the Dragon Slayer are significant symbols of the city. These are two of the monsters that guard each end of Dragon Bridge.