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This is a lovely Maribor picture

I've been in this beautiful city a gastronomic fair

Across the river you can see the tents with many gastronomic specialties of the city and country

Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia with 95,787 inhabitants as of 2010. Maribor lies on the river Drava at the meeting point of thePohorje mountain, the Drava Valley, the Drava Plain, and the Kozjak and Slovenske gorice hill ranges. Maribor's coat of arms features a white dove flying downwards above a white castle with two towers and a portcullis on a red shield.

Maribor is also the seat of the Municipality of Maribor, which has 112,642 inhabitants As of January 2010, and the center of the Slovenian region of Lower Styria and its largest city. Maribor Airport is the second largest international airport in Slovenia.

Popular tourist sites in Maribor include the 12th century Maribor Cathedral in the Gothic style and the Maribor Town Hall constructed in the Renaissance fashion. The castle dates from the 15th century.

Maribor was named as an Alpine city in 2000 and chosen as European Capital of Culture 2012 alongside with Guimares, Portugal. Maribor will be the host city of the 2013 Winter Universiade.

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Additional Photos by Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6708 W: 209 N: 14053] (56155)
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