I had several internal giggles observing this summer’s advertising campaign of Slovenian second city. Took some guts to pitch it and win.
So for this week’s Pic and a Word challenge I choose glimpses of it from two locations, with an explanation in a sort of poem.
Epic Maribor occupation
You need to know something about me.
I’m a child from a mixed marriage.
The mix is not of races or politics.
Rather it’s a Slovenian equivalent
to having one parent from Madrid
and the other from Barcelona.
We do exist.
For the record:
father is from Maribor,
mother from Ljubljana.
And so when I enter my city of origin
and see a billboard commercial for the other one
it’s kind of epic (no photo of it though).
Imagine seeing a huge NAPOLI sign
as you enter Rome.
It wouldn’t last one night.
the second largest Slovenian city,
persists, insists in
advertising its world’s oldest vine
not only in the capital, Ljubljana,
but also on the coast
where many other excellent vines thrive.
There was some uproar
but maybe it’s the colour scheme
or the fact that the sign is so high up
that helps it continue unmarked.
And now not only
will Maribor be stuck in minds
of all foreign tourists who come to Piran,
you will remember it too.
In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #149: Epic