Fall time in Lake Bled, part 2-Travel Photo Mondays
It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing beautiful imagery and personal story telling. You can also check us out on Twitter for Travel Photo Mondays at #tpMondays for more updates and submissions for the day.
Unlike the easy lakeside trail that I posted previously on Lake Bled, the hike up from the trails to the castle was a workout going up a steep incline. The climb up is through some forested areas so you are sheltered from direct sun which for a fall day was incredibly warm. Unfortunately this was the only route from the lake trail, but once you are at the top, you are rewarded with remarkable views of the entire region. Plus you can easily chalk this up as burning calories in advance for the amazing dessert selections that the area is known for, and of course this will be your just reward for the rigorous climb to the castle.
Voila – the castle!
We finally make it to the fortress walls below and it really looks impressive from the entry and almost impenetrable. Al the walls were covered with this shocking red colored ivy, a beautiful contrast to the creamy walls of the castle interiors. I didn’t expect to see a tudor looking castle, but since there is a lot of Austrian influence, it made sense to the architectural details.
A room with a view!
Exploring the castle grounds is more leisurely with an audio guide self tour and the views from all the rooms and castle walls are simply stunning. I had a small picnic with my travel companion Kyna on the castle walls and you couldn’t have asked for better weather and magnificent fall views of the entire region.
A view of Bled castle from below
Oh the dessert!
Well here is the dessert you’ve done your work out climbing up to the fortress and now you can sample the regional dessert which is a pudding and whipped cream cake, with a crunchy topping – dig in!
A last view, farewell Lake Bled
If you didn’t get to see part on of this hiking tour around Lake Bled, you can check out that first post here. Thanks for joining me for this Fall time tour of Lake Bled for Travel Photo Mondays. I hope that you enjoyed the visit and please do check out the other bloggers participating below for today’s linkup.