Tag Archives: Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia

IMG_20160424_061153We came to Bled yesterday, separately. I went down to Postojna first. Charles came directly from Ljubljana. This morning. I woke up at dawn, so I went for a walk around the lake. I always try for at least one dawn per trip. It has taken me a month! I love how quiet it is, and the changing light.IMG_20160424_064356Just me and the swans.IMG_20160424_064909There is a castle (of course) on a hill overlooking the lake.IMG_20160424_093430Charles and I went up this morning.IMG_20160424_095115There is a nice view down to the lake.IMG_20160424_095419It has a nice little chapel.IMG_20160424_095730With frescoes from 1700.IMG_20160424_105424On my way back to the hostel, I stopped at the Supermarket. It looks nothing like Loblaws.

Holy caves, Batman!

IMG_20160422_143316Yesterday we went to Skocjan cave, Slovenia, another world heritage site. It is a huge cavern, well over 100 meters high in places, very majestic. It has the river running through the bottom of the gorge. They take themselves very seriously and there is no photography allowed inside the cave. This picture was taken looking at the mouth of the cave from outside.IMG_20160423_111330Today I went to a whole different kind of cave experience, Postojna Jama (cave). It has a train running through the first two kilometers, then a 1.7 km walk, and back on the train.IMG_20160423_110018It has pretty over the top decoration and if you didn’t know it was real, you wouldn’t believe it.IMG_20160423_110150Everywhere you look are stalactites, stalagmites, pillars and curtains.IMG_20160423_101252I have been to a lot of caves in a lot of places and this ine was right up there.IMG_20160423_103551

Ljubljana, Slovenia

IMG_20160422_174713I was taken with a similar picture to this in my guidebook so went to Ljubljana Castle today to see it for myself.IMG_20160422_145157Of course I sprung the extra $3 for the funicular ride up and down.IMG_20160422_191758The center of Ljubljana is full of pretty buildings covered in fiddly bits.IMG_20160421_173825The light wasn’t good but I loved this one that was decaying a bit and had flowering bourganvilla (sp?) growing up the front.IMG_20160421_172615The symbol of the city is the dragon, seen here on one of the bridges across the river.IMG_20160421_171242I could have shown pictures of tons of buildings as nice as this–gotta love Europe!