Monday, March 28, 2011

Lake Bled, Slovenia

A quick trip to Lake Bled in the Julian Alps, a gorgeous place, though a bit grey in the transition from winter to spring. In summer it's a huge destination for watersports; in winter it's all about the snowfields. At the beginning of April, it's fairly quiet – I did lots of walking and a bit of climbing too.

(Pro tip: In this and all other posts, click each photo to view it at a larger size.)

Lake view from the balcony of my hotel room

Walking clockwise around Lake Bled, which took all afternoon (including several stops along the way)

View of Bled from Bled Castle

Framed

Chapel inside Bled Castle – I love this

Swan Lake (Bled Castle and Church of St Martin in the background)

Taken from a boat on my way to Bled Island

Church of the Assumption on Bled Island

Lady of the Lake

Dwarfed by the mountains

Bled Island

A new day, and some more photos from my hotel room balcony

Lovely morning! (Bloody cold though)

Swan fight!

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kalaiarasi p said...

Thanks for sharing ur blogs..it is very interesting ....ur travels is good

Bled, the Slovenia’s number one tourist attraction is located in the beautiful and mountainous northwest of

Slovenia. With less than 1-hour drive from Ljubljana and 1.5 hour from Koper it’s easily accessible and

perfect for a half day trip.

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