Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Small town in Slovenia

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lake Bled is a beautiful  mountain resort area about an hour outside of Ljubljana. The local bus I took gave me a nice opportunity to see  the countryside and little villages along the way. Slovenia is a beautiful country with the Julian Alps in the back drop, the green fields, flowers still in bloom and the tidy looking towns. A beautiful church and  steeple  just tops off  the picture.  Lake Bled was wonderful with the Bled Castle high up on the rock mountain top, the swans and ducks all gracefully afloat in the water and the Church of the Assumption that sits on Otok Island in the middle of the Lake.  Tradition has it that the groom is to carry his bride up the 99 steps to the church before the wedding ceremony.  The boat driver who took us to the island was a very kind, friendly gentlemen who explained some history about the area  and  shared photos of his family and the boat he was building for himself. Very fun to get to know the locals, if even just for a bit.

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Church of the Assumption on the Island

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Bled Castle

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Summer Residence of Tito Before WWII

and a Pletna Boat

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The Julian Alps in the Background of the Island

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  1. Anonymous
    Dec 05, 2011 @ 14:56:45

    <div>Love they way structures were built high on the rocks. Talk about a work effort!!!?? Vince</div> <div>??</div> <div>??</div> <div>??On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Jeannie's Travel Addiction <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:post@jeannieadams.posterous.com">post@jeannieadams.posterous.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br></div>

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