Lake Bled on a Grey Day

Very few places on this planet that I have visited have completely taken my breath away.  Before heading to Slovenia, I heard Lake Bled would be another one I would be adding to that list.  Unfortunately, it didn’t make the cut.  And sadly, I believe that mother nature was mostly to blame.  I was also told that Lake Bled would be more my ‘thing’ than Ljubljana.  Apparently whoever told me that doesn’t realize I have a super deep appreciation for a culture that has its locals sitting at outdoor bars at 9am with a large beer and a newspaper.

This is what Lake Bled looked like through my eyes:

Lake Bled on a grey day.

I didn’t give Lake Bled much of a chance, to be honest.  I could have planned an entire day trip there, but it was raining, so I did a little cave exploration at Postonja instead (post to come soon on that touristy little place).  I ended up hitting up Bled and all its glory on our drive from Ljubljana to the Czech Republic… just making a pit stop for a short while to check out what all the hype was about.  I didn’t realize it would begin pouring and leave me only wanting to stay for about 5 minutes.  I drove almost completely around the lake looking for that special spot I kept hearing about and just never found it.  Maybe this should have been done by foot and not car?  Maybe I should have given this place more of a chance than what I did.

Either way, Lake Bled didn’t blow me away like I expected it could.  But the more I look at these photos I took, the more I think the place has an enchantment all of its own that leaves me still thinking about it.  Maybe Lake Bled did just what it was supposed to do for me.

Lake Bled on a grey day.

Lake Bled on a grey day.

Lake Bled on a grey day.

Lake Bled on a grey day.

Have you ever been to Lake Bled? What is the prettiest lake you have ever visited?

  • Melanie
    Posted at 09:20h, 10 May Reply

    I have never been, but even though your pictures are overcast and cloudy, they are still beautiful!

    As for me…I know its close to home for me, but short of the ocean, I have never seen water so beautiful as Lake Michigan. Especially overlooking the lake from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Gorgeous!

    • Megan
      Posted at 09:51h, 10 May

      i love the great lakes! i think they are so underrated. but i definitely agree with you that lake michigan is gorgeous…nothing like sitting in chicago with a drink in hand overlooking that water!

  • Ioana-Carmen
    Posted at 09:54h, 10 May Reply

    Wow, beautiful pictures darling!

  • mizhenka
    Posted at 10:02h, 10 May Reply

    Obviously it doesn’t look as stunning on a grey day, but it’s still beautiful.

  • Jenna
    Posted at 10:43h, 10 May Reply

    The difference between the first pictures and the ones you took is huge! Maybe if the sun had showed it’s face a little bit the lake would have left a different impression because the houses and architecture look really enchanting and beautiful :) Funny enough I’m not sure what the most beautiful lake I’ve seen is, maybe Hartbeespoort in SA although I’m pretty sure there are more spectacular ones out there.


  • Michelle P
    Posted at 12:24h, 10 May Reply

    Wow I love those pictures!

  • Alex Butts
    Posted at 12:35h, 10 May Reply

    I think mother nature totally determined it – I can see the beauty and charm even through the grayness. Always harder to enjoy the lake when there’s no sun. My favorite lake inthe worllddd is Lake Austin. But then again, I haven’t seen half te variety I’d like too. Lake Tahoe isn’t too shabby either.

  • Alyx
    Posted at 13:59h, 10 May Reply

    Ahhh, that’s such a shame! I’ve seen some pics of Lake Bled on Facebook, and they all look like the first one… Sorry you saw it when it was so gray, but I still think it’s beautiful!
    That shot with the boats is AMAZING, by the way. Seriously. I stared at it for like, 30 seconds… and that’s a long time for me to look at a picture. lol

  • Miss K
    Posted at 14:11h, 10 May Reply

    the pictures are gorgeous! they are super enchanting and remind me of a fairy tale

  • Alex
    Posted at 18:19h, 10 May Reply

    It looks like something out of a creepy storybook, which I really enjoy.

  • MaviDeniz
    Posted at 20:38h, 10 May Reply

    OMG it looks scary, almost haunted lol


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