Walking the Walls of Old Dubrovnik


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August 7th 2007
Published: September 1st 2007
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Old city Dubrovnik rooftopOld city Dubrovnik rooftopOld city Dubrovnik rooftop

The old city was damaged during the Balkan wars. This is one of the original rooftops untouched by bombs and grenades.
We woke up this morning in Croatia! Grabbed a quick breakfast at the Ocean Grill on the 10th floor (great buffet!) and then jumped on a shuttle to the Old Town of Dubrovnik. We paid to tour the entire perimeter of the old town along the top of the city walls. The town is all stone with clay roof tiles - ranging from yellow to deep red. The fortifications at each corner of the town are tall and impressive. Along the ocean, it seemed like the stone walls were just extensions of the stone cliffs - it all just blends together.

Once we finished walking the walls, we headed down the main street - full of tourist shops and vendors. We stopped for lunch at the small port at the end of the main street and enjoyed a really nice pizza. We walked through a lot of the small side streets to make our way back to the shuttle - the buildings are packed very close together and we found some really quaint little alleyways.



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Evidence of the Balkan WarsEvidence of the Balkan Wars
Evidence of the Balkan Wars

Evidence of the Balkan Wars as seen from Dubrovnik's old city walls
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Dubrovnik old city walls

Dubrovnik old city walls
Sarah looking out over the old city portSarah looking out over the old city port
Sarah looking out over the old city port

Sarah looking out over Dubrovnik's port
Onofrio's FountainOnofrio's Fountain
Onofrio's Fountain

A great fountain at the beginning of Dubrovnik's Stradun (old city main street)
Bell tower - DubrovnikBell tower - Dubrovnik
Bell tower - Dubrovnik

A bell tower along Dubrovnik's Stradun. SRDJ hill in the background
Dubrovnik old city wallsDubrovnik old city walls
Dubrovnik old city walls

Dubrovnik old city walls
Lovrjenac TowerLovrjenac Tower
Lovrjenac Tower

Lovrjenac Tower as seen from the old city walls
Old city Dubrovnik archeological siteOld city Dubrovnik archeological site
Old city Dubrovnik archeological site

Old city Dubrovnik archeological site
Lovrjenac Tower and the old cityLovrjenac Tower and the old city
Lovrjenac Tower and the old city

Lovrjenac Tower and old city Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik old city alleywayDubrovnik old city alleyway
Dubrovnik old city alleyway

Dubrovnik old city alleyway
Outside Dubrovnik's old city wallsOutside Dubrovnik's old city walls
Outside Dubrovnik's old city walls

Sunbathers and swimmers enjoy the "beach" outside the old city walls
Dubrovnik old cityDubrovnik old city
Dubrovnik old city

Dubrovnik old city closeup details
Dubrovnik old city church bellsDubrovnik old city church bells
Dubrovnik old city church bells

Dubrovnik old city church bells
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Dubrovnik old city

Viewed from atop the city walls
Dubrovnik from atop the city wallsDubrovnik from atop the city walls
Dubrovnik from atop the city walls

Dubrovnik old city with The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Velika Gospa) in the background
Chilling in the old cityChilling in the old city
Chilling in the old city

These cats - there are 4 - found a shady spot to sleep away the day
Dubrovnik from atop the city wallsDubrovnik from atop the city walls
Dubrovnik from atop the city walls

Dubrovnik from atop the city walls
Dubrovnik old city alleywayDubrovnik old city alleyway
Dubrovnik old city alleyway

Dubrovnik old city alleyway
Old city laundryOld city laundry
Old city laundry

Old city laundry in Dubrovnik
Unmentionables on the clotheslineUnmentionables on the clothesline
Unmentionables on the clothesline

From Dubrovnik's city walls


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