Our summer time trip to Croatia was an experience that I keep trying to relive. Not the heat part because it was sweltering much of the time. We have found that the air conditioning in Europe is definitely not the air conditioning that we have come accustomed to in our little United States environments.
In other words— I am a wimp. One of the funniest things in the Villa Sherherazade was that there was one little room off the dining room and kitchen that was called “The Cold Room” by our butler. It was the coolest room in the entire place and we tried to see how many people we could cram into it several times. You probably had to have been there but we still talk about Daniel and how he said “cold room”.
One of the best things about Dubrovnik was the oldness and the beauty of the buildings. The Old Town is just that. Old. Full of history and beauty. The walls that surround Dubrovnik are a huge draw for tourists to “walk the walls” which are approximately 1.2 miles. The walls themselves are 13-20 feet thick in some areas and feature turrets and towers in their design as a source of protection for the ancient city. The walls are featured prominently in The Game of Thrones HBO series.
The first night we were in Dubrovnik we actually took a Game of Thrones tour and many of these pictures are from that very tour. Of course I thought I took more and better pictures but that was not the case. I think I might have been a bit distracted.
But still, if you are a GOT fan you might recognize some of the places in these pictures. Our tour guide was actually an extra in the series and she was really knowledgeable about the history as well as about the filming of the series. I would highly recommend taking one of these tours even if you are not a GOT fan because there is just so much history that is shared.
I think you would have to agree that the city is beautiful. My pictures captured just a fraction of the beauty.
A few pictures our youngest son’s fiancee, Erin, shared with me when they “walked the walls” are simply stunning, don’t you think?
A short walk from our hotel to Old Town we viewed this beautiful view. Every time we walked into town we saw this and it was probably the best walk of the trip.
Just looking at a few of these pictures brings it all back. Isn’t that the wonderful thing about pictures? They have the ability to transport us back to a time in the past that holds special memories.
Today I am feeling blessed as I look at these and promise to sort through my hundreds of digital images to bring you more. Perhaps it is more for me than for my readers but in any case I will share.
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