Walking the Dubrovnik walls and then a concert

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Dubrovnik at night

Back in Dubrovnik, my husband and I take a late afternoon walk on the city walls around Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik
  The city had extensive earthquake damage in 1667 and most of the currently existing buildings were built after that.  Of course they rebuilt in marble.  The main church is St Blaise Cathedral. (St Blaise is the patron saint of Dubrovnik and also of sore throats. Since I’m dealing with a strep throat, I must be in the right city for a cure.)

 

There is a slight fee to walk all 1 ½ miles of the walls which circle the city but there is a short stretch near the old harbor that you can walk for free.  We did the entire circuit and it took us about an hour because I kept stopping to photograph the views.  It was spectacular with warm late afternoon sunlight on red tile roofs, creamy marble buildings and a blue sea.  I’m not very happy about heights and there were times when I didn’t look at anything but where my feet were going.  However, I’d do it again in a heartbeat; it was an experience that shouldn’t be missed.

 

In the evening we went to a concert just inside Dubrovnik’s Pile’ Gate at the Church of St. Saviour.  Again I wished my older granddaughter could have heard the concert with us.  The sound from the violin, piano, flute and bass soared through the old church.  Afterward we walked back through town to our hotel;  I got some of my favorite photographs of Dubrovnik that day.

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Dubrovnik at night
Dubrovnik at night
Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
boats along the shore
boats along the shore
view from the walls
view from the walls
another view from the walls
another view from the walls
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slightly different - a view throu…
the clock tower at night
the clock tower at night
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Dubrovnik
photo by: benwielenga