Statues - Hither & Thither

Slovenia
Kranj
Gorenjska

Gregorčičeva ulica
(Prešernov gaj)

Simon Jenko

Poreča 1835 - Kranj 1869
Slovenian poet, lyricist and writer
(Wikipedia)
Janez Vurnik Sr. & Janez Vurnik Jr.
1872

Kranj /  Simon Jenko   Kranj /  Simon Jenko

Description

Tombstone in neo-Renaissance style by the sculptor Janez Vurnik Sr. with a medallion portrait of the poet ny the of sculptor Janez Vurnik Jr.

Inscription(s)

SIMON JENKO
Rojen 27. oktobra 1835
na Podreči.
Umrl 18. oktobra 1869 v
Kranji.

Ko jaz v gomili črni bom
počival.
I zelen mah poraste nad
menoj.
Veselih čelih časov srečo bo
užival,
Imel bo jasne dneve na
rod moj.

Postavili slovenski rodoljubi

SIMON JENKO
Born 27 October 1835
in Podreča.
Died 18 October 1869 in
Kranj.

When I'm in the barrow black'll
rest.
I green moss rise above
me.
Happy foreheads time lucky will
enjoy,
It will clear days in my
generation.

Erected by Slovenian patriots

Prešernov gaj - Prešeren's Grove

After the cemetery alongside the parish church of St. Cantianus was abandoned at the end of the 18th century, a new cemetery was built in the site of what is today Prešeren's Grove. In 1939 it was also abandoned. In 1951, the architect Marjan Šorli designed the western side entrance and an open colonnade situaded in the centre of the grove, on the site of the Saint Cross Chapel which had been demolished. The abandoned cemetery layout was rearranged and the cemetery named after the greatest Slovenian poet Dr France Prešeren who is buried here. The majoritiy of tombstones and mortal remains were transferred to the new town cemetery. Historically significant sculptures have been preserved in Prešeren's Grove.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°14'40" E 14°21'28"

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