The Polhograjski Dolomiti are famed for the beautiful settings of the churches among the mountains. It leads to many emergency stops in the car.
The perfect place to live out the summer months. On this day the perfect destination for a beautiful walk to see a new way of living.
Life in the Dolomiti
Polhograjski Dolomiti, Slovenia.
Wood is left to dry under a barn in the famland around Zasip, Bled.
A mountain which is engrained in my mind.
I got lost driving around the Soca Valley, but this mountain seemed the only thing I could see the whole time.
Paddleboarding Lake Bled
From high up at the Castle these active folk appear like dolls. Lake Bled, Slovenia. September 2014
Waiters & Leavers
Lake Bled, Slovenia from the Castle above as swimmers enjoy the lake below. The best part of this image is that you can see the fish swimming outside the barrier if you look closely.
Lake Bled, Slovenia from high up in the castle grounds.
Helping Hand & Inspiration
Home Improvements in the shadow of the Alps. Creating incredible shelters on the planina Zajamniki. I should confirm incase there is any doubt, those mountains are real. This place is real
The summer residence for the farmers of the alps. Tending to cattle and making diary inside these beautiful huts and surrounded by alpine mountains.
Presented to All
We reached this place by mistake. We had to drive across a small wooden bridge that ended up on a track behind these cottages. I couldn't tell you where it was or where we were but I had to stop for a photograph.
A small wooden hut overlooking Planina Zajamniki in Triglav National Park. To the point of writing this is my favourite lunch spot in the world.
No Work No Gain
Farmland in Zasip below the towering mountains. I was struck by the natural feel of the farming here. Signs of industry were set against the mountain skyline in a way which felt balanced.
The Prettiest Place
Idyllic shepherds cottages set amongst the Julian Alps.
A true mountain road, Vrsic, Slovenia.
While many like to see nature unspoilt there are times when certain human creations fit the atmosphere of a place. A narrow winding mountain road often does just that. Vrsic Mountain Pass, built by the russians in Slovenia.
I can't think of a better place to sit and stare at the mountains. Except maybe the issue of the snakes nearby but still it's worth it for that view.
A visitor arrived by bike to the pools and enjoyed the beautiful September sunshine. Listening to the water lapping at the grass, the wind blow through air and the bird song. All while the drama of the Julian Alps seemed so far away, yet so present.
An old farm building decays away below the perfect beauty of the mountains. Zasip, Slovenia
Underground springs creating pools at the head of the river. A beautiful colour is given to the fresh water hidden in the forest beneath the hills. Watch out for the warning sign of snakes though.
A beautiful waterfall crashing through the stunning Vintgar Gorge near Zasip.
Cerkev Sv. Katarina
Reaching the top of a steep road to find a beautiful church set amongst the mountains.
A Place to Sit
Polhograjski Dolomiti, Slovenia.
Tyres, Trees & Life
Signs of farming around Zasip, Slovenia. The buildings here have a beauty about them, even in decay.
Dawn breaking through the hills to the town of Blen, Slovenia.
The first rowing boat of the morning makes it's way out onto the lake.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Life on the lake and in the woods along the edge of Lake Bled.
Early in the morning a swan tends to itself while slowly floating around Lake Bled, Slovenia, 2014.
The stunning view from Lake Jasna down the river valley and up to the Julian Alps.