LJUBLJANA— The main square in Ljubljana is called Prešeren after the poet France Prešeren. The square is situated in the heart of the capital city of Slovenia. No cars are allowed in the city centre so it is easy for people to walk around. I wanted to know what people were doing in the square. I decided to visit the square at four different times during one day. This is what people told me.
It is four in the morning the 12th of May. I’m at the main square of Ljubljana in Slovenia. It is a warm and nice night. It is quiet and the only sound you hear is the conversations of people passing by. The square is almost empty. The people that pass by are mostly on their way back home from a party. Everything is closed.
It is around lunchtime and the square is filled with people. The sun is shining and it’s very warm, a lot of people are walking around with an ice cream in their hand. Some girls on roller blades and purple dresses are advertising for cakes. People are passing by and there must be hundreds, maybe thousands, passing by in an hour. The square is alive. There is a street band playing by the statue of France Prešeren.
The time is around six in the evening. Just before I went to the square there was thunder and the rain was pouring down. The square is not as filled with people as earlier. But there are some workers taking down the tent that were used for education about lung cancer. There is still some drizzle when I walk around and ask people what they are doing on the square.
It is evening around ten o’clock. The square is calm and I mostly see couples sharing an umbrella. It is still raining and the air is cold. Some brave people are having a beer or two while they are listening to a band playing.