Friday, January 26, 2018

Slovenia



July 15th - 20th, 2017

We love Slovenia. It is a beautiful country. The capital city, Ljubljana, is wonderful. We visited the country 10 years ago and I have to say it is still one of my favorite countries. Lake Bled was over crowded with tourists, but the rest of the country was fabulous.



View of Ljubljana.



Ljubljanica River flows through the center of the city.





Buildings along the river.

















Most of the street are traffic free. It sure makes for a pretty street with no cars parked in front of the houses.






There are beautiful buildings everywhere you look.




The National Gallery




Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church




Inside the church all the walls and ceiling are covered with frescoes.




Bill's favorite time of the day.




Dragon Bridge




Wall art




More wall art




Robba Fountain in front of Ljubljana Town Hall.




Mesarski Most (Butchers Bridge) is covered with love locks.




View of the central market with Triple Bridges in the distance.




Lake Bled - We spent the morning walking around the lake. There is a nice paved 6k path that follows the shoreline.




The water lilies in the lake were beautiful.




The secondary mountain roads are scenic, but very narrow. Most were one lane hanging on the edge of a cliff with very few pull outs.




Before we could hike on this trail, we had to pass inspection by these two. They looked us over very closely, but decided we were ok to pass.




Museum of Kobarid is dedicated to WW1. It is a really good museum.




Sacrario dei Caduti di Caporette - A memorial to the Italian soldiers who lost their lives in the Kobarid area during WW1.




The ceiling of the chapel at the memorial.



This little guy was along a path. I am not sure how well he could fly because he let us get very close.




White water kayaking is very popular in the Soca Valley.




Steep mountains of the Soca Valley.




Foot bridge over the Soca River.




A flock of turkeys came running down the mountainside as we hiked by. I think they were looking for dinner.




Looking toward Italy from the Slovenian boarder.


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