Monday, May 19, 2014

Postcards from the Underworld: Majestic and Mysterious Bled Castle

A chilly October afternoon
Lake Bled, Slovenia

Watching ducks, competing sculls


and the reflection of an awe inspiring castle on Lake Bled....

mysterious enough to conjure up all sorts of ideas for a novel.....

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  1. Amanda, those photos are amazing. I have never traveled to the [near east] or wherever it is. Eastern Europe? That castle is incredible. Do show some more.

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    1. Hey Donna, This was taken in northern Slovenia, which borders Austria - very mountainous region and oh, so lovely. I want to go back - my mom's family is from there!

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  2. Catching up with you is always fun.
    On a more contemporary note, since my granddaughter is entering Reed College in Portland, I want you to know that her first assignment, mailed to her with her acceptance letter, is The Odyssey. She will read and be ready to conduct a seminar when she joins other freshmen in September on how this journey is like or unlike her own (so far). I thought you'd enjoy knowing that the classics are still big in some places, big enough to start an entire journey.....

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    1. First of all, congratulations to your granddaughter! Reed is a wonderful school, and as I recall has a freshman seminar similar to my son's college. So excited they chose The Odyssey as one of their reads and yes - way big enough to accompany anyone starting off on a new journey!

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  3. Sis, I love that first image of you so much. You look so effortlessly cool. I could gush and gush but it would simply take away from the elegance that surrounds you. It emanates from you. You appear to be on the precipice of listening and receiving.

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    1. Aw shucks...

      I can't imagine that place not inspiring anyone — that castle is the epitome of Dracula's!

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  4. Indeed. I hope you're conjuring up a novel right now because I would love to read it.

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    1. I have conjured up a novel, but it's about Greece, not Slovenia!

      But now that you mention it.....:))

      (How's your writing coming along?)

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  5. These pictures remind me of a place we used to go when I was a kid and we lived in Munich. Garmisch in Germany. I'd forgotten all about it until I saw these photos, so thank you.
    You know how people from certain places appear more attractive to you than others? I really like the people I meet here from Slovenia. Perhaps it's because they do not seem spoiled and they seem to think more than a lot of Americans.

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    1. My parents met and were married in Garmisch/Wiesbaden! Were you an Army brat?

      I've never met anyone from Slovenia in the States. That's interesting that you think they are not spoiled - curious as to what you mean by they seem to think more than a lot of Americans?

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  6. Beautiful photos dear friend.I couldn't help but wonder that the walls inside the castle were like. My imagination runs wild as I visit it...staring at all the tapestries,the ceilings and heavy ornate doors...and of course,what the view must be like from up there. You always have a way of bringing my imagination to life...heehee...thank you for that.

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