U for Ursuline Monastery

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The Ursuline Monastery in Solvenia’s young capital, Ljubljana and the Holy Trinity Parish Church  was commissioned by Jakob Schell von Schellenburg, a wealthy local merchant and financier, and his wife Ana Katarina. During the construction of the Trg republike square, the Monastery underwent a thorough reconstruction and its garden was completely destroyed. 

Its undulating façade enhanced by semi-columns and a characteristic gable inspired by the famous Roman architect Francesco Borromini make it one of Ljubljana’s most beautiful and extraordinary example of Baroque architecture.

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In front is the Holy Trinity Column erected in 1693 as a thanks offering for the city having been spared from the plague.

U---Ursuline-Monastery-rough-pastelsand given the number of windows in this beautiful building I am linking this to Dawn’s Lingering Windows Challenge.

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Heyjude

I now live in the UK, but spent several years travelling and then living in South Africa. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

25 thoughts on “U for Ursuline Monastery”

  1. An unusual combination of styles that somehow manages to work well.
    Nice stuff as always Jude, and a handy ‘U’ as well!
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. It’s at the far end of the large Kongresni Square which is where they hold lots of music events. Sadly I only caught a glimpse of it (and this photo) from afar.

        1. There are some interesting buildings away from the river, several belonging to the university. We were lucky as we were given a tour by someone who lives there, only problem was that he rushed past interesting things that I wanted to photograph!

    1. I only caught a glimpse of it Sherri, but had to take a photo. Beautiful Baroque architecture, though apparently inside it is very plain.I think I need another visit to Ljubljana.

        1. Mmm.. I’m thinking of a Christmas break or pre-Christmas for the markets and the snow on the mountains. May not be this year though as I do have a new grandson to visit – he is home now, but so tiny! You could carry him in a trug!

        2. That will be wonderful but as you say when the timing is right. How wonderful to know your new grandson is home now… ❤

  2. It is like the John Hawes architecture Jude but on a larger and more elaborate scale. As I scrolled down I thought these would be ideal for Dawn’s window challenge, then I saw you had the same idea…. Good one. 🙂

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