Footstep in the sands of Wadi Rum, Jordan, 2008

Slovenia, August 2009


Looking across the Ljubljanica river to the Three Bridges and the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation
Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, in Preseren Square.
Statue of France Preseren
Statue of France Preseren, Slovenia’s greatest bard, in Preseren Square.
Dragon Bridge – Ljubljana
One of the four Dragons on each corner of the Dragon Bridge, the first concrete and iron bridge to cross the Ljubljanica river.

Legend says the dragon will wag its tail when a virgin crosses the bridge!

Old Town Ljubljana
Looking across the river and up to Ljubljana Castle.
Alleyway – Old Town Ljubljana
Narrow alleyway in the Old Town, Ljubljana.
Bronze Popes
The popes on the bronze door of the Cathedral of St Nicolas.

The bronze model of Ljubljana in Preseren Square.

A French store now popular in very many countries, but strangely not in the UK.

The Fountain of the Three Rivers of Carniola (also known as the Robba fountain) in the Town Square, modelled on Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona in Rome.

Skofja Loka

Skofja Loka
Skofja Loka is one of the oldest towns in Slovenia.
Skofja Loka
Typical houses on the main street.
Sculpture and Loka Castle
A wood sculpture and Loka Castle in the background.

Lake Bled

Bled Castle
Bled Castle, looming over Lake Bled.
Bled Castle
View from Bled Castle down to the lake.
Bled Castle
Ceiling inside Bled Castle.
Bled Island
Bled Island and the 17th century Church of the Assumption.
Lake Bled
View across Lake Bled.

You can see here Bled’s ill-fated attempt at an underwater steam railway line to the island.

Town of Bled
View over the town of Bled.

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj
View down on Lake Bohinj, in the Julian Alps.
Lake Bohinj
The clear waters of Lake Bohinj.
Fish in Lake Bohinj
Fish in Lake Bohinj.
Chalet in Julian Alps
A chalet in the mountains to the west of Lake Bohinj.


The harbour town of Piran
The venetian harbour town of Piran.
Lighthouse – Piran
Piran was named after the lighthouse on the tip of its peninsular, from the Greek word pyr meaning fire.
Narrow street in Piran
Its narrow, cobbled streets are a legacy of the Venetian Republic.
Catherdral of St. George – Piran
Interior of the catherdral of St. George.
Mural – Piran
We spotted some owls in the backstreets of Piran.