The town of Bled, Slovenia
The town of Bled, Slovenia
Bled Castle, completed before 1011, stands guard over the lake and the village.
Bled Castle, completed before 1011, stands guard over the lake and the village.
Town of Bled, Slovenia
Town of Bled, Slovenia
Vila Prešeren restaurant in Bled, Slovenia
Vila Prešeren restaurant in Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled has long been a tourist destination. The church on Bled Island - the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria - was first constructed in 1142. It has been rebuilt twice because of earthquake damage. The current church dates from 1747, although the bell tower dates from 1465. The church is a wedding destination for couples from all over the world.
Lake Bled has long been a tourist destination. The church on Bled Island - the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria - was first constructed in 1142. It has been rebuilt twice because of earthquake damage. The current church dates from 1747, although the bell tower dates from 1465. The church is a wedding destination for couples from all over the world.
Visitor center - Bled Island, Slovenia
Visitor center - Bled Island, Slovenia
The Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria (also called the Church of Mary the Queen) on Bled Island in Slovenia. The church has stood in its current form since the late 1600s but contains Gothic frescos from the 1470s. The church tower stands 171 feet. The church is a wedding destination for couples from all over the world.
The Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria (also called the Church of Mary the Queen) on Bled Island in Slovenia. The church has stood in its current form since the late 1600s but contains Gothic frescos from the 1470s. The church tower stands 171 feet. The church is a wedding destination for couples from all over the world.
The 99 steps that grooms must ascend while carring their brides for a happy marriage according to local legend
The 99 steps that grooms must ascend while carring their brides for a happy marriage according to local legend
Yugoslav dictator Marshal Tito's summer residence. Now a hotel, it was on the market for €10 million when we were there. View from Bled Island
Yugoslav dictator Marshal Tito's summer residence. Now a hotel, it was on the market for €10 million when we were there. View from Bled Island
Statue of a woman on Bled Island
Statue of a woman on Bled Island
Hills viewed from Bled Island
Hills viewed from Bled Island
Back stairs to Bled Island church
Back stairs to Bled Island church
Pohorje Ski Resort
Pohorje Ski Resort
The public square in Maribor, Slovenia. The monument, erected in 1975, honors some 667 Slovenians gunned down by occupying Nazis during World War II, for the crime of resisting the occupation. By walking around the monument, you can see the faces of those killed. This is a closeup of some of those faces.The citizens of Maribor have dubbed the monument Kodžak (Kojak) because of the resemblance to a bald head.
The public square in Maribor, Slovenia. The monument, erected in 1975, honors some 667 Slovenians gunned down by occupying Nazis during World War II, for the crime of resisting the occupation. By walking around the monument, you can see the faces of those killed. This is a closeup of some of those faces.The citizens of Maribor have dubbed the monument Kodžak (Kojak) because of the resemblance to a bald head.
Pizza parlor sign - Maribor Slovenia
Pizza parlor sign - Maribor Slovenia
Buildings off the central plaza - Maribor Slovenia
Buildings off the central plaza - Maribor Slovenia
Buildings off the central plaza - Maribor Slovenia
Buildings off the central plaza - Maribor Slovenia
Bike path off the central plaza - Maribor Slovenia
Bike path off the central plaza - Maribor Slovenia
Butterfly stained glass logo over accessories store in Maribor
Butterfly stained glass logo over accessories store in Maribor
Maribor Slovenia church
Maribor Slovenia church
Fruit market - Maribor Slovenia
Fruit market - Maribor Slovenia
Tour train - Maribor Slovenia
Tour train - Maribor Slovenia
Poharje ski resport - Maribor Slovenia
Poharje ski resport - Maribor Slovenia
Poharje ski resport - Maribor Slovenia
Poharje ski resport - Maribor Slovenia
View of the Kungota valley from the Dopper Winery
View of the Kungota valley from the Dopper Winery
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