In the foreground of the postcard one can see the district of Poljane.
Flanked by the Castle and Golovec Hills to the right (south), and bounded by the
Ljubljanica river to the left (north), the formerly semi-rural Poljane is
nowadays an integral part of Ljubljana. Lying between here and the river, on the
corner of Strossmayerjeva Ulica and Poljanska Cesta, is the Poljane Grammar
School. The buildings were erected in 1907, although the school itself had been
opened in 1890 in the old Lyceum building (which stood on what is today the
market place in Vodnik Square). When the school was moved here in 1907, over
60,000 volumes from the Lyceum Library were also transferred to the new
premises. Across the river from Poljane is Šemtpeter - the parish of St. Peter,
one of the city«s earliest suburbs which boasts the oldest church in Ljubljana -
St. Peter«s. Dominating the far (left) bank of the Ljubljanica river (between
Trubarjeva Cesta and the Petkovšek Embankment), is the Karl Pollak Tannery which
is today the Rog Bicycle Factory. To the right are the former St. Peter«s
Barracks, today a part of the city«s University Hospital (Klinični Center).