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New Ljubljana city bus, riverbank renovations mark Plečnik's Year


Ljubljana - As part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of architecture mastermind Jože Plečnik, Ljubljana will see a new city bus cruising the capital's streets, as well as renovation of the laundry-washing terraces along the Gradaščica river in the Trnovo borough.

The new all-black city bus, adorned with the architect's portrait and signature, will be operational for 150 days starting Monday. With it, project partners Ljubljana Tourism, Ljubljana Passenger Transport (LPP), and the Plečnik House museum hope to entice visitors to visit Plečnik's landmarks all over the capital, and beyond.

Under the motto "Discover Plečnik's Ljubljana", Plečnik's bus will run on the number 2 city line to take passengers past 28 of the best known Ljubljana landmarks designed by Plečnik.

These include the sluice gate on the Ljubljanica river, the produce market in the city centre, the Žale Cemetery, the Cobblers' Bridge, the Triple Bridge, and many others. Passengers will be able to learn more about each landmark by scanning a QR code on the bus.

Soon getting underway are also renovation works on the terraces designed by Plečnik along both banks of the Gradaščica river by the Rooster's Footbridge in Trnovo.

The first part of the project, expected to be completed by mid-August, will see terraces once used by laundry women to wash laundry be redone, as well as a new access path.

In the second part of the project, the Rooster's Footbridge will get a facelift as well. Work is to be completed by November, according to the Ljubljana Municipality.


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