Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik was a very happy surprise.  It is a walled seaside city on a peninsula in southern Croatia.  Serbia is in the hills just five miles away.  After Yugoslavia broke up in 1991, Serbia became aggressive and bombed Dubrovnik for months.  The old city suffered a lot of damage, but today most of the damage has been repaired.  If the roofs are red, they are new, post-bombing.  If they are tan, they are old and survived.

Dubrovnik has a marvelous series of high city walls.  A wall walk around the city is a can't miss experience.

24 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

This one city I would LOVE to see with my own eyes. I've read about the siege of Dubrovnik and the incredible people who endured it.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful charming village, I love the roofs image!
Léia

Andy said...

With the red roofs the city is an impressive sight.

Kate said...

The tiled roofs are works of art.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful shots!

JM said...

I almost made it to Creatia, but something happened and I couldn't go. Dubrovnik is one of the European cities I really want to visit. Lovely photos, Jack.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A wall walk would be fascinating Jack as long as they're not too high :)) beautiful rooftop view.

Tanya Breese said...

what a view, love all those rooftops!

Lowell said...

I've read a lot about this place but have never been there. It is quite beautiful.

Re your comment on Ocala: You seem to know a lot about the tryst. Hmmmm....

Malyss said...

I'm thinking about traveling there . Your post makes the feeling growing..

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, Jack, and such a lovely city! It is a amazing to me that it survived at all let alone to be able to return to this! I do love the rooftop view!

Sharon said...

I would love to go here some day. I watched a travel show recently about traveling in this area and thought everything I saw was so beautiful and so interesting.

VP said...

Really amazing roof tiles! Dubrovnik is still known here by its Latin and Italian name of Ragusa.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Did you see the map on the wall just outside the town gate that shows the location of each bomb or rocket that landed in Dubrovnik during rhe recent war? It is amazing that the town is as charming as it is today with all of the damage it suffered.

Karl Demetz said...

Dubrovnik is a city I will visit one day, this year I came only until Rovinj...
I like your 1st photo with the amazing roof tiles!

RedPat said...

Judging by all the red there was a huge amount of damage! Interesting that the colour has changed so much - must be a different source of raw materials.

cieldequimper said...

I've been thinking of Croatia for a while now and of course there you go and remind me that I need to consider it seriously with these lovely shots!

LOLfromPasa said...

Big, big fan of those tiles. Super shots!

William Kendall said...

It looks beautiful.

Michelle said...

Tiled roofs have so much character.

Randy said...

I would love to visit there one day.

Madge Bloom said...

WOW, Jack, that first shot of all the red slate roofs is splendid!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

My parents visited just before all the trouble kicked off, Jack. I remember them watching news of the siege and destruction in disbelief. My mother was delighted to hear news of the reconstruction and loved your photo.

Kay said...

It's sobering to see the numbers of red tile roofs. Clearly those high city walls can't keep trouble out. But it looks like a beautiful old city in a pretty setting.