1872 Laibach - 1957 Ljubljana, Slovenia
‘Now that everything is decided. I am quite calm. My only regret is that I do not have fifth of the millions of Czech crowns I am supposed to have, for I wish I could build in a really beautiful place ̶ a great vaulted hall ̶ full of exotic flowers. Senseless to wait, empty dreams ̶ I shall continue to live among the suffocating bourgeoisie, running back and forth between small houses ̶ until death sticks out a foot and trips me up'.
Jože Plečnik to his brother, 1926