Rain, swans and waterfalls in picturesque Bled, Slovenia.

Bled is a charming little town in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, and popular vacation spot.

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I also found it to be one of the most picturesque places I have been too in a while. In the foreground, a small uninhabited island with a church. Bled in the background.

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I have been regretting hauling my telephoto lens around Europe. In cities, I find that I never use it, but here it came in handy.

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Of course, as has been the case for me most of september, it rained constantly, but I found the cloudy sky and the lake gave me a few good pictures.

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Blue; not a colour I see often these days…

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Bled Castle. I didn’t visit, but I climbed to its base.

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From where you can see the Slovenian countryside in the valley below.

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And the lake on the other side.

Bled is also popular because it is a good base from which to visit Triglav National Park, which has a lot to offer. Given the weather, I only visited one place, Vintgar Gorge.

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A 1.6 km walking pathway allows visitors easy access to the gorge.

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Back in town, the Rowing Centre. You are welcome to go, as long as you don’t do anything at all!

Tomorrow, the capital, Ljubljana, and the costal regions. (Well, maybe tomorrow, I’m in Munich at the moment and it’s Oktoberfest!)

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