Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Across the Drava river

Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia. It lies on the river Drava.
After taking your coffee in the legendary coffee house Astoria, a relaxing morning walk through the city's oldest part – Lent, which lies on the bank of river Drava, is just beautiful.
Along the river you'll see the Guinness Book-certified oldest grapevine in the world, called Stara trta (The Old Vine), which is more than 400 years old. You can visit the Old Vine House and the Jewish part of the city with the Synagogue, which today serves as a centre for cultural activities, with events like exhibitions, concerts and literary evenings. Swans and ducks will make you company while you are observing the Defence towers.
Lent is hosting a two-week festival every June, with hundreds of musical, theatrical and other events.

4 comments:

Lin said...

Hi Jona! I'm finally still for a bit so I can see what you've been up to! WONDERFUL painting ... the village sounds just beautiful -- and you've really done it well!! I hope all is going well for you!

Teri C said...

Wonderful painting.
Ahem, I don't see any 'coffee house' sketches yet...teehee oh, you are probably out doing them right now.

Teri C said...

Oh, I hope you feel better soon. I will be patiently waiting.

Teri C said...

Merry Christmas Jona!!! And blessings too.