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In love with Lake Bled

Lake Bled is the most popular destination for visitors to Slovenia. It is naturally beautiful, historically important and from the first sight of the lake from our accommodation’s window, I was in love.

Image by: William McPherson
Image by: William McPherson

The dramatic mountain ranges that surround the lake is a great backdrop to the castle on the cliff top, the church on Bled Island combined with the multiple shades of autumn colours are accented by the great weather, as well as the lake, which reflects all of that from its sparkling surface.

I love autumn. There's so many colours to the season!
I love autumn. There’s so many colours to the season!

This scenery makes Lake Bled a photographer’s dream.

"Got that shot?" - photographers line up at Lake Bled, fighting for the perfect shot.
“Got that shot?” – photographers line up at Lake Bled, fighting for the perfect shot.

It’s a sight that keeps a photographer clicking, and it’s not just us. A bus load of tourists, whose mine-is-larger-than-yours equipment shows that they are on a photography focus tour, line their tripods along the shores and clicked away. You didn’t have to ask them to know that these budding photographers were having a blast.

Anywhere you go around Lake Bled, there is a photo opportunity – in fact, you won’t be able to help you. As soon as you turn your head towards the lake, you will want to take a photo.

Will just can't stop taking photos of the lake and its surrounds!
Will just couldn’t stop taking photos of the lake and its surrounds!

You can take photos from the lake side or you can take photos from Bled Castle – which is an interesting museum itself (and highly recommended).

Just a beautiful corner in Bled Castle
Just a beautiful corner in Bled Castle
Not only is Bled Castle a fantastic museum to visit - it also has one of the best views of Lake Bled from above.
Not only is Bled Castle a fantastic museum to visit – it also has one of the best views of Lake Bled from above.

Alternatively, you can row out to the middle of the lake, and take photos from the lake. Two things though: it’s hard work! I am still sore from rowing back from Bled Island!

Will rowing me out onto the lake. Romantic? No, it's hard work!
Will rowing me out onto the lake. Romantic? No, it’s hard work!

Anyway, check out a selection of our own photographs below!

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