13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Into the blue

The little boat that catches your attention is called a 'Pletna' it has a wooden flat-bottom with a pointed bow and the stern widened, they are made by locals of Bled (Slovenia) and have a colorful awning which protect passengers from the sun and other elements, its operated by the "Pletna oarsman" who had his title handed down from generation to generation, which is why the profession of “Pletnarstvo” remained in individual families throughout the centuries.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 06.2015
Photo Location: Bled , Slovenia
Camera: NEX-5R
Copyright: © Paula Cabrera De Silva