‘Between 1932 and 1933 Plečnik worked intensively on redesigning the idyllic but neglected course of the river Ljubljanica in the districts of Prule and Trnovo. Above the junction with the Gradaščica tributary he created walled terraced walks around the abandoned landing stages, adding benches and weeping willows and giving the whole a highly poetic atmosphere. In this way the town gradually entered a park, for the stretch of the river above the bridge in Prule was also a favourite bathing place in summer. The elegant stone terraces beside the winding river recall the fluting of a Classical column'.

Damjan Prelovšek