Where to in Slovenia features micro locations for mobile photographers. Bistra Castle near Vrhnika lies on the southwestern margins of the Ljubljana Marshes in Central Slovenia. Originally it was a monastery but later became a grand mansion. Both settlement and manor take their name from the clear karstic springs, which issue forth from under the adjacent wooded hillside. Since 1951 the castle hosts the nation’s Technical Museum.
One of the oldest museums in the country has really interesting collections, find out more about them here. We are more interested in the building itself and the karst source which also provides water for some early industrial objects in the castle’s yard.
Walking around these wooden structures above the Bistra source offer many beautiful motifs, mostly reflections.
The light can be an issue here since the castle is perched under a slope of the hill. Early morning light would be the best but the museum opening hours don’t support this idea in all seasons.
There is also a beautiful garden in front of the castle which is mostly used for different activities at the weddings and other events which are often taking place at this beautiful locations. What is even more interesting for photographers is the typical scenery of the marshes which can be seen next to the castle and its garden.
The morning mist, occasional tree and a horse – can you ask for more?
Text and photos: Zoran Leban Trojar @zokus_gf