Slovenia in photography: a small land of immense natural beauty

August 2016. 3 days in Slovenia. Some pictures and few words of my trip with my Nikon D3100 18–105mm.

Day 1 (morning): Lake Bled

Lake Bled, August 2016— copyright Aurélie Merlo

Around 1h20 drive from Ljubljana by bus.

Turquoise sea. 
The water of lake is transparent.
Mountains reflect like in a miror.

Little island at the centre with an old church. Old castle on the top of mountain.

Balad. Under two hours. 
A footpath allows to wal around the lake. By the way, you’ll always be close to water and sometimes even above the water on wooden walkways.

Island on the centre of Lake Bled with an old church, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo
Old castle on the top of mountain in Bled, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo

Day 1 (afternoon): Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo
Lake Bohinj, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo

29km from Lake Bled. Around 45 minutes drive from Bled by bus.

Wilder. Surrounded by mountains.

The water is colder but you can swim in summer.

Day 2: Škocjan Caves

Škocjan Caves, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Less touristic than Postojna Caves.

Choose the route number 2 of Caves. My friend and I was totally alone during our visit.

You go along the underground river.

Physical effort during 2 hours. Stairs. Stone path. Climbing. Go deeper into the forest.

Obscurity and window of light. Silence. Force of the water. Dizzying height.

At the end, go to point view. Look at the nature.

Škocjan Caves, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo
Škocjan Caves, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo
Škocjan Caves, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo

Day 3 : Ljubljana

Ljubljana, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo

ECOLOGY. BIKE. RECYCLING. PEDESTRIAN AREA.

Ljubljana — copyright Aurélie Merlo
Ljubljana — copyright Aurélie Merlo
Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana — copyright Aurélie Merlo
The new with the old in Ljubljana — copyright Aurélie Merlo

CONTESTATION. POLITICS. FEMINISM. ART.

Underground neighborhood of Ljubljana, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo
Market of Ljubljana on Monday, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo

City with a human face. No hight skyscrapers. Small centre.

View point from the castle of Ljubljana, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo
Open Kitchen every friday in summer, August 2016 — copyright Aurélie Merlo

Every Friday from mid-March to October, you can get to know the chefs, savor the delicious Slovenian and international dishes they prepare in front of you.