Just spent two weeks on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia. The nearest city was Dubrovnik. A stunner. I mean, how beautiful can a city get?!?!
Best way to see the city is to beat the crowds, and that means getting up early. Certainly before the cruise ships disgorge their cargo loads of passengers…
Millions of feet have polished the stones over the years, and they gleam in the early light. Makes for a lovely chiaroscuro effect.
To my eye this is one of the most beautiful drinking fountains ever. A good place to cool off.
Everywhere you look classicism abounds. The city had to be rebuilt after the 1667 earthquake, hence the beautiful uniformity. For architecture the Renaissance and the Baroque are just the best.
The best views come from the walls. Took me a good hour to walk round them – mind you I was stopping every 400 yards to take another photo…
Small cafes cling to the outside of the walls on the cliffs – a great place for a cooling beer.
As dusk falls the city roofs glow, the sky goes pink, the restaurants are full, and the sun dips again towards the horizon.
A lovely place for a holiday. Exquisite.