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Croatia visit


After Venice, our cruise stopped in two Croatian cities:

Split was built as a retirement “home” for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. He was the only Emperor to retire, most were killed in battle or political upheavals. The city was beautifully built using marble, and with continuing restoration and maintenance, it is a magnificent place to visit and stroll through time. Lots of museums and historical exhibits to keep you occupied.

Dubrovnik is called the Pearl of the Adriatic because of the extensive use of marble during its construction. The city walls are said to be Europe’s finest and most complete. A disastrous earthquake in the 1600’s caused extensive damage but the city has been rebuilt as much as possible. Historical remnants, such as the original foundry, are still being found and excavated.

The Azamara cruise line arranged for a magnificent concert by Croatia’s most famous cellist, Ana Rucner. She did a fabulous and most energetic concert in the middle of old town Dubrovnik. Most enjoyable.

Church tower

Church tower

Emepror used many colored stones for his pillars

Emperor Diocletian used many colors from around his empire for his pillars

Classical Venician style

Classical Venician style

Clock tower on the square

Clock tower on the square

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Approaching Dubrovnik, walls visible

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Rector’s Palace

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Guess they didn’t like drain spouts, which this is

The wall style looks like Roman viaducts

The wall supports style looks like Roman viaducts

Enjoying a short rest on the wall

Enjoying a short rest on the wall

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Tanya and Shane on the wall

Some parts are still waiting for restoration

Some parts are still waiting for restoration

Hands holding a grape vine

Hands holding a grape vine

Inside the foundry

Inside the recently discovered and excavated foundry

Cannnball molds inside the foundry

Cannonball molds inside the foundry

Water spout at the cistern

Water spout at the Onofrio fountain

Dubrovnik main tower

Dubrovnik main tower

Classical Ventian three bells

Classical Venetian three bells

Colorful flowers against stone wall

Colorful flowers against stone wall

Church tower

Church tower

  1. September 19, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Any sign of the refugees we see on TV?

    • September 19, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      No, but I do know that the ship has procedures if they do see them.

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