Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Bled Slovania Pictures, Photos, Images & Fotos { 19 images } Created 13 Oct 2011

Pictures of Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage . Images & photos of the island in Bled lake. Also buy stock photos & photo art prints. A small island in the middle of the lake is home to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church; visitors frequently ring its bell for good luck. Human traces from prehistory have been found on the island. Before the church was built, there was a temple consecrated to Ziva, the Slavic goddess of love and fertility. One can get to the island on a traditional wooden row barge called Pletna. The island on Lake Bled has 99 steps. A local tradition at weddings is for the husband to carry his new bride up these steps, during which the bride must remain silent.
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