I was wondering round Ljubljana today looking for something to do when I was told about the Metelkova district which sounded cool so I went and found it. An area that is apparently free from rules, Metelkova is a former army barracks and later was also a squat.

Alternative Ljubljana

Alternative Ljubljana

I presume from the many fliers on the wall that there is also the occasional punk gig played there and if that’s the case I would love to have stumbled upon this place in that scenario. Today however Metelkova was all but deserted apart from a few people having a beer with a sweet herbal smell in the air.

Even the exterior walls have been decorated!

Even the exterior walls have been decorated!

This place is cool, lots of talented graffiti and sculptures combined in to a scene that wouldn’t look out of place in a mad max movie. A kind of free, open air, alternative museum where anyone can be the artist.

And the houses painted

And the houses painted

Metelkova city

Metelkova city