Monumental staircase (99 stairs) leading to the Church of the Assumption preserves its image from the 17th century (Bled island, lake Bled, Slovenia).
According to a legend which stayed with the people, the temple of the ancient Slavic goddess Živa, once stood in the place of the current Baroque church. The first masonry church on the island, Romanesque basilica, was consecrated in 1142, in the 15th century, it was rebuilt in the Gothic style. In 1509 it was so damaged by an earthquake that it required thorough renovation, and this was carried out in the Baroque style. The island and church on it can be reached by water transport only.
Featured in Historic Landmarks of Europe, “The Sunny Days & Blue Skies Photography Group”
1st place in the challenge Stairways at Historic Places in Europe
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