Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bled Island – Slovenia’s Fairy Tale Isle

Bled is a town in Slovenia, on the east side of Lake Bled. The town features a small island in the middle of  an emerald green mountain lake. The only real island in the virtually land-locked country.

The island is tiny but over the centuries people have wasted no time using virtually every square meter to one purpose or another. The island is home to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church, built in the 15th century and known by its visitors because of the 99 steps that lead up to the church. Traditionally, local grooms carry their brides up these steps while the bride remains perfectly silent, in order to bring them happiness in the future.



Postais e Selos said...

Wow, beautiful!

Lena W. said...

the picturesque beauty of Bled Lake and magic ;) Very nice!!!

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