Day 35, Monday October 9, 2017
We walked the walls around Dubrovnik today and I took 360 photos! Don’t worry, I am not posting them all but it sure was hard to choose only a few. Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ancient city surrounded by medieval walls that are almost two kilometres long. Our first view of the walls is impressive.This is the Stradum, the main street of Old Dubrovnik.Soon we are up on the walls ready to start our walk. the guide books say that most people spend one to one and a half hours here, but we spend four hours walking the walls and enjoying the views.The walls are up to 125 m high and 6 m thick!This is one ladder I won’t be climbing!The walls enclosed and protected the buildings of the stari grad, or old town.Dubrovnik is not just a tourist attraction, it is home to many and we see potted gardens and laundry drying all around town.The harbour is full of boats of every type.Looking out towards the new part of town…and back towards the harbour.I just love all the domes and towers…
and the narrow streets with all the steps…and the chimneys…and all the tile roofs. I guess I just love all of it!I googled and discovered that walking the walls involves climbing 1080 steps… but the views are worth every single one.A woman told me that this was a cute picture and offered to take it for me.This tower was featured in the Game of Thrones. There are a lot of sites from the show in Dubrovnik and we intend to find some of them this week.As the sun began to set, the colours changed.I retraced some of our steps at the beginning of the walk to take a few more pictures in the golden afternoon sun and Bob waited for me. Can you spot him?As the sun set the lights came on and the narrow side street looked even more interesting.Every space is used and many of the streets are lined with tables waiting for dinner customers, but we head home. We have been walking for eight hours and we are both tired.
is Dad the one in the bottom left corner with the black bag?
Close, he is wearing the white hat just next to the guy with the black bag.
It is very beautiful, especially as the sun starts set and the light turns golden.
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I see him now 🙂
Don’t think that’s Bob with the black bag but photo isn’t clear enough to discern.
So grateful to the woman who offered to take the gorgeous photo of YOU🤗
You’re not climbing that ladder, eh? Surprising!
Walking for 8 hours and you’re TIRED! Oh my!
You are right, it isn’t Bob. See the answer to Angela above.Yeah Gayle, and my body is still tired today.