When we asked our followers on Facebook where to go to get some nice photos in the Prekmurje region we got little response. We really have no idea why this beautiful region is not more popular (and known) among travellers and photographers in Slovenia since we already know it hides some amazing places. The first one that we have visited this weekend (and many times before) is Bukovnica Lake, a paradise for photographers. Specially in autumn!
Bukovnica Lake (in Slovene; Bukovniško jezero) is a small, man-made lake measuring only 7 hectares, near Bukovnica na Goričkem. The lake is quite popular for fishing, you will see lots of people just sitting around the lake and enjoying the nature and there is an amazing adrenaline park in the forest just by the lake.
There are many places to walk nearby and the area around the lake is home to some energy points that are thought to have special energy that calms, relaxes and has healing properties.
One of our favourite spots just near the lake is the small Church of St. Vitus and the famous “Vitus’ Spring”. The church offers you many different views to take nice photos … hiding in deep woods that are changing colours through out the year.
In autumn you just have to walk all the way around the lake. The colours and the light in the forest will make you take you one photo after another and you can find really nice hidden spots between the trees like trees literally growing out of the water.
When you are done walking don’t forget to stop at the bar near the lake. They serve good coffee but most importantly – they do everything with a big smile. If you are looking for tips where to go next – that is the place to find them. (or – you can wait for our next post:)