The old city from Suka
The old city and the small beach are seen here from Suka. The contrast is striking between the crowded Small Beach and the old city which from here look mostly green and peaceful with only a few outstanding buildings peaking out.
Chapel and cemetery
On the slopes of the Southern hill, close to the city center, a pale yellow chapel stands in the middle of a small cemetery lined with newly planted cupressus. In this district, the houses are not in as good conditions as in other districts of Ulcinj.
Close up on the Pulti mausoleum
The Pulti mausoleum bears a carved stone with "Pulti A. Muhamed" carved in Latin script while there is a much longer script in Arabic script. I will try to get the translation of this too.On top of the stone, the moon crescent with a star between its extremities.
Garbage and are the beaches clean?
Many people in Europe and especially here
in Hungary think that Montenegro and
Albania are filthy! Well a lot of the plastic
bottles that might float up onto a lot of the
beaches in Southern Montenegro is actual junk
thrown off of ships and from further north,
west from Italy and south from Greece, so it
can't all be blamed on Montenegrin as being
a litter chucking nation. Admittedly people
on the Mala Plaza do stub out their fags into the
sand and the sea in the cove is floating with more plastic
items disposed of than the other beaches. But maybe
the myth of dirty beaches will inadvertently keep large
numbers of tourists away and thus help keep
the country cleaner. More tourists means more garbage.
Squash together 1,000 British tourists in the same
space on a Blackpool beach in the 1980's and
I'm sure you would find much more rubbish at
the end of the day!
CRNCI ULCINJA or the 'African Montenigrins'
It seems that port cities that have a rich history
of trading with many nations or being occupied
by many different empires will also have a rich culture.
Ulcinj is no exception. One seeming strange impact is
Ulcinj's past with having pirates and slave ships.
A minority of the population, just a few families I think
are the Black Montenegrins or CRNCI ULCINJA.
Considering the fact that Ulcinj is famous for its development
of the crafts work, this town is the birthplace of Mrio Surla,
a Montenegrin African and the son of the legendary photographer
from Ulcinj Rizo Surla. Beside the skillful artist producing
beautiful photographs of Ulcinj and it's surroundings,
Mario is famous as a passionate fisherman and a great Bohemian.
It is interesting to point out that the first settlers from the
family Surla came to Ulcinj 400 years ago as slaves.
Watch the clip in the website link below