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'The Area With Ljubljana's Own Weather'

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A public work of art that also provides some relief from the summer heat.  

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While Ljubljana is frequently hot during the summer months, there’s a place for residents and visitors to beat the heat right downtown

“The Area With Ljubljana’s Own Weather” (Področje lastnega vremena) is an interactive artwork by Slovenian artist Zmago Modic. Primarily a painter, Modic also became known for hanging holiday lights throughout the city. This work led to “The Area With Ljubljana’s Own Weather” creation in 2008 when Modic traded holiday lights for carefully placed sprinklers. It became a regular seasonal installation in 2015 and can be visited every summer.

When visiting the area, make sure you put your phone away and keep your head up. This piece is especially popular with children, who enjoy splashing in the small puddles created by the gentle rain.

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