Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top
How lovely! This challenge allows me to expand upon my last post A Moment in Bled, Slovenia
On a rocky precipice 130m above glacial Lake Bled sits Bled Castle ~ a mighty medieval stronghold.
The castle was first mentioned in a charter dating back to 1011 AD, and was referred to as castellum Veldes (the castle on the cliff). It was built with an upper and lower courtyard and is the oldest such structure in Slovenia.
The reason for its location is obvious.
From atop the cliff you can keep a watch for the enemy, all while enjoying a cup of tea and taking in the glorious scenery.
Thanks for visiting,
©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014
14 thoughts on “Bled Castle … Bled, Slovenia”
Never been to Slovenia, or ever thought of it. But looking at your photos makes me wanna hop on a train or flight straight to where those photos were taken. Really beautiful!
Thanks. It is a beautiful country. I didn’t even know where it was when I found out we were going there for one of my husband’s international meetings. … I wish we could have spent more time in Bled, for sure. … I hope you’re able to travel there one day. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Slovenia is definitely one of those must-see places.
It really is a neat place. Sadly I didn’t get too many interior shots as we were there in the evening and it got dark quickly. … Thanks for stopping by … 🙂
A pleasure thank you for sharing x
These are sensational, Dorothy! I never saw Lake Bled look better. 🙂
Oh, I’m so happy you’ve had a chance to visit Lake Bled. It is spectacular, isn’t it? … Thanks for your comment. … 🙂
My homeland! Such a beautiful photo!
Such a beautiful homeland. 😉 … Thanks for stopping by.
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