Like a jewel in a crown, Lake Bled has a small church on an island. It is customary for Slovenian males to march up the steps carrying their wife after marriage. The practice was forcibly abandoned during Slovenia's time as part of Yugoslavia.
The snow capped Julian Alps just beyond the lake is extremely dramatic
Here is a close-up of the church and steps
From above the crystal clear lake is like a mirror
A shot from Bled castle. Kristin and I were supposed to row my grandparents to the lake, somehow in 5 days, it never happened.