Posts tagged “Croatia

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.

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It has a wide variety of churches and other buildings —

Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

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The restored roof tiles look good

Against the old stone.

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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!

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Peacock blue

Lokrum Island is a short boat ride away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

It’s a nature reserve dominated by wild bunnies and peacocks and peahens.

The hens had just had their babies – here they are doing some synchronized grooming.

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The peacocks are pretty serious about grooming too!

His head seems to have disappeared into his feathers.

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Later on, the well-groomed peacock

Sat and enjoyed the view

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Of the stones

And the peacock blue waters.

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Peaceful in pink

The view from our balcony in Dubrovnik, Croatia,

Was stunning:

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We could see the Old Town and

Its massive walls (dating back to the 16th century),

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As well as the Island of Lokrum

And a peaceful pink sunset over the bay.

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For more lovely views, please visit: Our World.