Pletna boats. Bled Castle/Blejski grad, 1011 AD, Slovenia, Europe.
Pletna boats carry tourists across Lake Bled under the medieval Bled Castle (Slovene: Blejski grad, German: Burg Veldes), which was built a little before 1011 AD on a cliff above the city of Bled, in what is now Slovenia, Europe. The distinctive two-paddle Pletna boats originated in 1590 and can carry 20 people. A colourful awning protects passengers from sun and weather. The respected title of "Pletnarstvo," Pletna oarsman, has been handed down within specific families from generation to generation. This panorama was stitched from 4 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download