Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Dubrovnik July 2012

 

Well finally got around to sorting pics from our week in Dubrovnik which thoroughly deserves its world heritage status and title of ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’.  It’s also been compared to Venice without the canals.  I can only say if you get the chance go!  We stayed at one of the beach resorts about 3k from the old city, but with plenty of buses giving easy access to all of the cultural attractions within the city walls.  Great easy walking along the peninsular and around the coastline, given the choice I think I would avoid July/August as it is hot, hot, hot.

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Arrived in time for lunch at Lapad where our hotel was located

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and enjoyed a lovely sunset, with the rain in Manchester beginning to fade from memory

Took a cruise around the Elaphite islands passing the cruise ships anchored in Port Dubrovnik, Gruz.

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Leaving Gruz

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Lovely walk into the old town – some tarmac, but gorgeous views of the Adriatic

The City Walls give stunning views of the harbours and of the old city and you can see how the attempts to capture the city over centuries were able to be repelled.

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City defences

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Looking up to Fort Revelin one of the key defences of the old town

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Look out posts all along the walls

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Old town from city walls

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Some shade in the narrow street of the old city

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One of the many cruise ship departing

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Defeated by the heat, we took the cable car to the top of Mt Srd – this was the view from the beer garden at the top!

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The impregnable city walls from the Adriatic

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Old Harbour

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Looking down at Lapad from the nature trails above

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Leaving the sunshine behind Sad smile

More snaps here if it’s of interest.

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