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I find the coast near Dubrovnik fantastic. The colour of the water and the rocks make it very enjoyable and fascinating.
If there are any Game of Thrones fans reading, this part of the city has been used throughout the second season: this part of the coast has been especially used during the siege to King’s Landing. In my opinion it is amazing the feeling you get when you manage to recognize the place the actors really are.

On my way back home from work, right after entering the Grad from the Pile Gate, I noticed this artist; what surprised me was his skill to play more than one instrument at a time (actually 3) and still being able to play a very pleasant song, all by himself.
This shot took quite some time as many people were passing by, either for talking to him or just to visit the outer part of the Old Town; but it was worth it, in my opinion.

Right next to the Pile Gate (Vrata od Pila), the Western entrance to the Old Town of Dubrovnik, is possible to spot the Fort Bokar.

This very beautiful fortress used as key point for the defense of the city, built from 1461 to 1463 during the reconstruction of the city walls, “stands in front of the medieval wall face protruding into space almost with its whole cylindrical volume.” (source)
The sea and the sky, creating a strong contrast of colours, enhance its beauty and somehow smooth its rough look.

The Old Town with its Stradun, its shops, churches, museums and restaurants is surely enjoyable, but I believe the tiny stairways are the true beauty of this part of the city, which are actually some sort of street.

These streets are very long and steep and they surely are breathtaking, both literally and not.
Did I mention they are really long? Mmmh, perhaps I did… Maybe I am just complaining because to get to my apartment it takes a lot of steps. Continue Reading