The afternoon of our first day in Lake Bled we elected to take a
trip to the Alpine village of Bohinj (BAW-heen). On the way we
passed some picturesque village
churches which I attempted to take pictures of.
Upon arrival at the lake we had a few minutes to walk around take a
Lake Bohinj is
Slovenia's largest lake, covering the area of 3.2 square kilometers.
It is 4 kilometers long and 45 meters deep at its deepest point.
On the eastern shore
of Bohinj Lake , in a particularly picturesque setting, stands one of
the most significant architectural and sacral monuments in this part
of Slovenia – The Church
of St John . It was built in simple gothic style and it hides one
of the most valuable treasures of Slovenia - frescoes that date back
to the 14th Century. The frescoes of the protectors are very
interesting as they indicate the ten activities of the local
population. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to go
We had a chance to
walk around to see the stream that ran through the village,
the large homes and the Alps surrounding the area.
On our schedule was a
visit to the Alpine
Diary Museum (Planašarski Muzej) and an old home preserved
from early 1900s that is preserved as a Domestic
Culture Museum (Oplenova Hiša Muzej).
While walking around the village we came across this
riding stable with Icelandic
Horses. This is the first time I have these animals.
They are not much larger than ponies, but look very sturdy. Here
are a couple of photos of authentic