Why water? Because we are talking about the lake here. Why the famous Russian composer? Because of the many many swans swim in the lake and that makes it somehow – a Swan Lake. Why "the good old days"? Because I guess the times of the wooden boats and the paddles are mostly gone.
Artificial? But it looks so natural
Mostly. Obviously, since I was sitting in a wooden boat just a couple of days ago trying to find out the most efficient way to paddle … We rented a boat in the village of Zbilje near Ljubljana, a popular spot for the sunny afternoons and weekends with its natural beauty, cafés and restaurants, the children's playground and a nice path for strolling along the lake.