Old City, Dubrovnik
There's a great stop along the city wall walk to take your picture standing over the Old Town. From here you can definately notice all of the new and old roof tiles that the city is famous for. The old, fire-red/orange tiles were mostly damaged when the city had tons of bombs dropped on it about a decade ago. Now you can see all of the patch work that was done to fix the tiles, but the colors aren't the same anymore because of this reason. The old tiles were made by hand, molded into shaped by pressing the tile over a worker's knee. The new tiles needed to be in place in such a rush that machines had to be used, and the metal discolored the tile. That's what some guy told me. Sounds pretty credible.
Dubrovnik's architecture is extremely basic in it's presentation. A walk through the Old Town will yield extremely linear lines both on buildings and in the street layout. There is no clutter, no signs, and no doorsteps, all so simple.
The Old Town of Dubrovnik was ravished in the war of the early 90's. A lot of the town was shelled and it is since been restored for the most part. The layout is extremely simple, small, and managable.
It's a tremendous combination, the beauty of the city and its enclosure in a slope, with marvelous bays, and islands, and...
You just go and see...
This small church was built by the decision of the Dubrovnik Senate in 1520.
This small church style Renaissance. and
Onofrios Fountain built by 15th century.
The Jesuit church.
It was built to the project of the
Italian architect Andrea Pozzo
at the end of the 17th and the
beginning of the 18th century.
This Church is a graceful figure.
The views of the beautifully restored city can be stunning, my photos, on the other hand are not . You'll have to go and see for yourself!
Another view of the city from the walls. The hill that overlooks the town used to have a cable car run. You can just make out the blue stantion from the old cable car operation.
This market square area is center of old city.
fruit seller and flowers market. and lot
of restaurant area.
and Statue of Ivan Gundulic.
The old town is absolutely fascinating, but please remember your sun glasses as the white from the stones reflect heavily in the square.
Somewhere on the southeast side of the city is where we saw this statue. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of it or the plaza in which it was located.
Walk the fortress wall late in the afternoon as the sun is beginning to set. Looking out over the clay tiled roofs to the Adriatic is incredible.