Monday, July 21, 2008

Stop, in the name of love!

The Slovenian Parliament Building (above) houses the bicameral legislative body of Slovenia, based in the capital Ljubljana. The Parliament Building is located on the Square of the Republic in the center of Ljubljana. Built between 1954 and 1959, the structure was designed by the Slovenian architect Vinko Glanz.

Look closely. Notice anything really odd in the photo?


The Phoenix said...

Is it the fact that they use American stop signs in Slovenia?

Or maybe the bacchanalian art around the entrance?

Nothing like the image of an orgy to begin a session of parliament.

moni said...

Windows are open!

Jim said...

Moni -- to us the windows being open in a government building would be odd!!

Foenx -- that's what I spotted. From what I have read it would make no difference, the Slovenians apparently pride themselves on not stopping at signs, yielding to people in crosswalks, or obeying any speed limits.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Naw, you guys have all missed it.

It is a well-known fact that that building dates from the period where the stalino-bauhausical-utilitarian-Swiss school dominated east European architecture.

The building has doors. A notable feature of this trend in architchecture is that buildings actually have no exits or entrances of any kind. This way, in order to enter from ground level, the hopeful patron must burrow thier way in, thus echoing glorious struggle of proletariat against towering odds. Or odd towers maybe, I never did get the translation of that.

The legislatures were airdropped in, via a one-way entry in the roof which was quickly secured by Glorious Proletarian People's Army. Sessions of the legislature lasted until dissolved or they starved to death, whichever came first, at which point another session was elected and dropped in, often over thier own strenuous objection.

David Amulet said...

I see nothing odd about it, other than the overdone doors. Maybe the open windows?