Outside looking in

The Old City of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia is very old.

Dating back to the 7th century, it has been built and re-built over hundreds of years.


It has a wide variety of churches and other buildings —

Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

Old church.jpg

The restored roof tiles look good

Against the old stone.


The city walls were built in the 14th and 15th centuries

And encircle what is now the ‘modern’ city of Dubrovnik.

About 42,000 people live in those old houses and flats!


For more old perspectives, please go to: Our World.

58 thoughts on “Outside looking in

  1. Old cities are so fascinating…. I wondered if anyone lived in some of those old buildings anymore —and then I read your comment saying that they do…. Wow…..

    Great pictures.


  2. Beautiful! I’ve never been to dubrovnic but there used to be a restaurant in vienna named dubrovnic and they served dalmatian food. One of my favorite spots!


  3. Fiona, these images are AMAZING! Each one looks like a picture perfect postcard. What a stunning place! I love the terracotta color!

    “The restored roof tiles look good

    Against the old stone.”

    Yes, they sure do! I love the old mixed with the new. I love the look of decay because to me it’s a reminder of the rich history of a place.

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty, my friend. Have a fantastic week!


  4. What great pictures – my son is visiting Dubrovnik in a couple of months – I’m not in the least jealous!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne


  5. This is definitely somewhere that I would enjoy visiting. Just look at all those lovely red roof tiles. It’s so easy for people in Europe to visit these gorgeous places, not far to travel. For me in Canada, it’s a long way and also it costs so much to travel across the Atlantic. But maybe one day I’ll see Dubrovnik, I certainly hope so!


  6. I like to imagine the people living in those old stone buildings. I think how all our lives are so different and maybe also similar. I like the bright rooftops and the neutral stonework in your photos..


  7. Mind-boggling to think of all those people actually living their daily lives in buildings that ancient (even if restored]. Of course, we live in the Pacific Northwest corner of the USA, where 150 year old houses would be rarities.


  8. Awesome complex of building and marvelous fortification and construction of house and flats! Should be interesting to find variety of churches.


  9. It looks a very nice place.
    I do not think I will be visiting it, so it was lovely to see your stunning pictures – thank you.

    All the best Jan


  10. Beautiful photos. I haven’t been there since the late 70s when it was Yugoslavia. Not sure about going back as I’m sure it has changed a lot since the war.


  11. This really looks like a fascinating place to visit. I have loved the older parts of Europe that I have visited – not that there have been many! Europe is so far from Australia! SO thank you for taking me there. Happy travels and thank you again for stopping by my blog this week.


  12. I didn’t realize there’s such interesting architecture here. I’m considering including Croatia in a future trip, so this is inspiring!


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