Sunday, June 30, 2013

trams in Ljublijana, Slovenia, 1900s


This system began in 1901, reached a maximum length of 18.5 km (11.5 miles) in 1940 and closed in 1958.

At the time this was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and interestingly in the second postcard the German names (Laibach, Marienplatz) have been obliterated by overprinting, presumably nationalist sentiment after WW1.  Despite this, most Slovenians still speak German as a second language.

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