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Dubrovnik, Croatia


Just a short distance north of Kotor, was Dubrovnik, and where Kotor was all about the scenic beauty (at least for me) Dubrovnik was all about the walled town – very, very impressive.

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The old town is surrounded by a continuous fortified wall, running 6365 feet. You can walk the whole thing (up and down and up and down) and we did! Amazing! We were there on a warm day, and I can only imagine how difficult it must be in the heat of summer. I wouldn’t have wanted it to be any hotter!

We started out in town, and my camera just clicked away – so many cool things to photograph!

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Then it was on to the wall…

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Notice is many pictures that there are differences in the roof tiles… In 1991 and 1992, during the Croatian War for independence from Yugoslavia, there was an incredible amount of shelling from the hills. Nearly all the roofs, and some of the buildings within the walls were either destroyed or damaged. Our guide told us that France donated the roof tiles to rebuild, but I’ve been unable to find substantiation for that. If true, it’s kinds cool. But regardless, most of the restoration as taken place, and you can see the difference.

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Our reward for a great walk? The best flan we’ve ever had and a refreshing glass of orange juice…

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It is worthy to note, that although my primary love of Dubrovnik was the city, their coastline is beautiful, too…

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Croatia…Yet another amazing place that wasn’t even on our radar.

 

 

 

 

 

About tatterednworn

I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

2 responses »

  1. Our cruise went there as well, but we just went back for a work conference and it was better! Seeing the water and the Dalmation Coast aside from the Old City was great!

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