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B1 Adventures
14th Jul 2017 - 30th Jul 2017 - Rail Trip 2017
Day 17 Day Trip to Ljubljana

During my last trip to Slovenia I fell in love with Ljubljana and I was keen to share it with Joan so we caught the local bus which took about 1:5 hours as the bus stopped at little towns along the way.

 When we left Lake Bled it was raining as it was when we arrived in Ljubljana so we caught a taxi up to the castle where we had morning tea, wandered around and looked at the displays. The castle was also a prison from the mid 1800s, the conditions were pretty gruesome!! Women and men were imprisoned there.

We caught the Funicular to down to the Market Square and by then the rain had gone.

Friday is market day in Ljubljana, scattered around in the different squares, we found clothes, fruit and vegetables as well as wonderful food markets which was where we had lunch.

One of the best ways to see Ljubljana is by boat, the trip took about an hour and a half and we travelled along past the residential areas and parklands as well as under the old bridges in the old town.

One of the most spectular Cathedrals which we have been to, is the Saint Nicholas in Ljubljana! The two hugh doors have bronze carvings embedded into them, one has a series of busts of previous Bishops.

 I love any city with a canal running  through the middle and Ljubljana is no exception,  there are rows of outdoor eateries lining the edges on both sides with beautful old buildings in the old town and a mixture of old and new bridges  giving the foot traffic access to either side.

Dinner was back in Lake Bled at a wonderful little restaurant in a Penzion next to our hotel.
We sat in the garden and listened to piano music whilst dining on the superd food. We started with chicken liver pàte followed by chicken breast stuffed with truffles and seasonal vegetables washed down with a French Chardoney!  Perfect for Battelle Day!

I loved Laked Bled just as much as I did during my first visit and it was made all the more special by the hotel!


 



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Diary Photos

View of Ljubljana from the castle

A reminder of home!

Local market

Town square

St Nicholas Cathedral

Street Market

Local farm land

Mother and babies

Beautiful afternoon!

Our little restaurant at the Penzion

View from train

Narrow streets

One of the squares in the old town

Music in the square

Across the bridge

On the bridge

The Inn River

McDonalds!

Our pub for dinner

Our hotel

The Imperial Castle Courtyard

Coats of Armour

Door of Spanish Room in Ambras Palace

Panorama view of the city

Dinner venue

Our dinner entertainment

The Court Garden (Hofgarten)

Beautiful Court Garden

View from Hungerburg Station

Cable car

Kindergarten in the Alps

The hang glider

View from Seegrube Station

Lunch high in the Alps

The Funicular

Wilten Basillica

Restaurant for dinner

Joan enjoying the scenery!

Alpine scenery

Past the fields

Passing by!

Traveling through the Swiss Alps

Beautful scenery!

View from the Patisserie

Villiage square

Large snow flake

High in the Swiss Alps

Low cloud over the mountains at Piz Nar

View from Piz Nar

Corviglia 2486 metres above sea level

Wild flowets in the mountains

St Moritz from Corviglia

Outdoor Bar at Marguns mountain stop

Morning tea on the terrace

St Moritz lake

Dinner venue at Muottas Muragl

Jamie Cullum concert

Little creek

Bernina Glacier

Bernina Glacier above the lake

Beautiful wildflowers at Alp Grum

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Tirano Italy

Bernina Express going over Brusio Viaduct

Around we go!

Brusio Viaduct

Beautiful lake

Lake Bianco

Almost on the road!

Beautiful view

The Bernia Express

Poschiavo

Here's to us!

Last evening in St Moritz

Little villiage below

So beautiful!

Car bridge acroos the river

Little town

Rock crevice

Beautiful lake

Pretty town

The Glacier Express

One of the many bridges

One of the many timber mills

Outside our hotel

The river that runs outside our hotel

The outside of our lovely little hotel

The Materhorn towers over Zermatt

Zermatt

At Sunnegga

Another view of the Matterhorn!

A long our walk at Sunnegga

A diffetent view of the Matterhorn

Zermatt is so pretty!

The cable car

View from cable car

At Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

A beautiful view from Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

View from Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Matterhorn glacier trai

Another view from cable car

The Grand Zermattadorf Hotel

Early , orning walk

Lovely morning

Another view

Through the villiage!

Last coffee in Zermatt

Lovely scenery

Cog railway line

Spiez lake

Lovely square

Our Hotel - Hotel Adler

Rapperswill

A little wet!

Lake side

Lakeside living

Meilen

Herrliberg

Herrliberg ferry terminal

Local vineyards

Coming into Zurich

Opera House square fountain

Zurich Opera House

View from Mùnsterbrück Bridge

Busking in our square!

Morning coffee in the Square

Cloister Faumünster

Beautiful frescoes in Cloister

Clade Monet. "" Portrait de Victor Jacquemont"

Interior Zurich's Art Gallery

Picasso. "Women in Hat"

Enjoying the Art Gallery

River view

Former arket place

Zürich Bahnof

The Landesmusseum

Enjoying Lucerne!

Chappel Bridge and Water Tower

Beautiful Lucerne!

The Needlle Dam

On the Chappel Bridge

Painting on ceiling Chappel Bridge

View of Lucerne from Musegg wall

The Spreuer Bridge

Bird in flight!

View from the lake

Lake Lucerne

Mount Polatus

One of the castles

Along the edge of Lake Lucerne

Beautiful garden!!

Cute little square

St Leodegar im Hof

Children's Playground on Swiss train!!

Evening light in Zürich

Beautiful Switzerland!!

Paris Railway station

Final view of Zürich

A lovely evening

Hyde Park Gardens

Australian War Memorial

Princess Diana Memorial Fountain

Albert Memorial

Hyde Park

Queen Victoria Statue

Kensington Palace

Beautiful white garden for Princess Diana

Kensington Palace Garden

High Street Londomn

Liberty store

Inside the Liberty Store

Covert Garden

Royal Opera House

Ethiopian restaurant

Portobello Road Notting Hill

Good to catch up with Bev!

Portobello Markets

Portobello Markets

How do you choose!

Harrod's lowers

Harrod's Chocolates!

Anyone for seafood?

Pub for dinner

Buckingham Palace

Visiting the State Rooms

Morning tea at Bucki gham Palace

Buckingham Palace Gardens

Palace Gardens

London Eye

Skyline from Thames

Skyline including St Pauls Cathedral

Tower Bridge

Sir Walter Raleigh

First shop in world!

Sunday roast

Inside St Alfege Church

Cutty Sark

Memorial to victims of Titanic

National Observatory

Grounds of National Maritime Museum

Pub on Meridian Line


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