Fall time in Lake Bled, part 2

Fall time in Lake Bled, part 2 – Travel Photo Mondays

 

A last view, Lake Bled panorama

A last view, Lake Bled panorama

 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.

 

 

The Bled castle entrance appears

The Bled castle entrance appears

 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.

 

 

Main entry at Bled Castle with red ivy

Main entry at Bled Castle with red ivy

A room with a view!

 

A room with a view at Bled castle

A room with a view at Bled castle

 

 

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.

 

The views from the top of Bled castle

The views from the top of Bled castle

 

 

 

The surrounding hills around Lake Bled

The surrounding hills around Lake Bled

 

 

 

More colorful autumn views of Lake Bled from the castle

More colorful autumn views of Lake Bled from the castle

 

 

 

Rent a row boat at Lake Bled

Rent a row boat at Lake Bled

 

A view of Bled castle from below

 

Looking back up at Bled castle

Looking back up at Bled castle

 

 

 

A broad view of the castle and Lake Bled autumn colors

A broad view of the castle and Lake Bled autumn colors

 

 

 

The town of Bled with fall colors

The town of Bled with fall colors

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!

 

The Bled cream cake = heavenly

The Bled cream cake = heavenly

 

 

 

A panorama shot of the castle and Lake Bled

A panorama shot of the castle and Lake Bled

 

A last view, farewell Lake Bled

 

A last view, Lake Bled panorama

A last view, Lake Bled panorama

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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14 Responses to Fall time in Lake Bled, part 2 – Travel Photo Mondays

  1. survi January 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

    You made lake bled live in your photography Noel. Awesome place with beautiful pics. Loved your posts and clicks. Keep sharing with us ! Thank you

  2. budget jan January 8, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    Well that was a superb post. I investigated a lot of your links. Couldn’t resist back and white Marrakech and Venice – both brave choices – that paid off. I enjoyed the Lake Bled and Croatian posts because I will be over there in May/June 2015. The dessert photo and boats at lake edge photo were my favourites in a wonderful array.

  3. Dale October 22, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    Franca, our friend and I split one of those cream cakes when we were there last year as they’re SOOOO rich. You enjoyed it as much as the beautiful colours around the lake?

    • Noel October 23, 2014 at 3:26 am #

      I actually thought the whipped cream dessert just okay, light and fluffy but not as sweet or flavorful as I imagined.

  4. Rachel@safari254 October 21, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    beautiful lake, stunning and colorful scenery (your photos capture it all) – looks like an amazing place to visit. The castles perched on the rock give the place a fairytale feel.

  5. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse October 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    The fall colours make the pictures absolutely amazing and the pictures where you can see the castle from below are stunning. It looks like it was just thrown on top of the mountain.

  6. Corinne October 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    Noel, I’m having a difficult time picking out my favorite photo. I love the main entry one, because the light and the red vines are stunning, but I also have a soft spot in my heart for boat docks…hmmm. Those desserts are humongous! Are they as tasty as they look? I have got to get to Lake Bled!

  7. Rhonda Albom October 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    I have fallen in love with Slovenia and Lake Bled from your first set. But now I like it even more. Funny how a place that I never gave a thought to actually made it on my bucket list (but I linked to your first post).

  8. Marisol@TravelingSolemates October 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi Noel, I so so enjoyed this post. I always want to go to Slovenia. Bled and castle is more glorious that I have imagined. What a wonderful time to be there during fall. It’s looks so so magical. i’ll make sure to visit during fall season myself. Your photos are so stunning and so inspiring. They look almost painterly. I have found myself scrolling up and down so many times.

  9. Life Images by Jill October 21, 2014 at 5:54 am #

    what a gorgeous looking place. Thank you for taking us there. And that dessert – yummy!

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