Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Travel Tuesday: Lake Bled, Slovenia
Here's a shot from a hill overlooking Lake Bled, one of Slovenia's most popular attractions. Even on an overcast day it's beautiful. That's Bled Island and the Church of the Assumption, which has some fine 14th century frescoes and a church bell that gives good luck if you ring it. You get to it by hiring a boatman to row you out across the tranquil waters. On the cliffs above is an imposing 11th century castle. The small town on the lake shore is a bit touristy, so stay in one of the more isolated guesthouses further out.