I like the architecture in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
They reflected their achievement when it was as busy and famous as Venice, just across the sea.
I particularly like the lines of buildings which seem to converge at a distance.
There are so many things in the buildings I like – the windows, the texture of the walls, their neat lines and features.
The challenge from the Daily Post this week is Minimalist.
I like photos which are simple but beautiful.
The first photo came to mind was a picture taken on the Eastern extremity of Hvar Island in Croatia.
We were at the seaside, waiting for the car ferry which took us from the enchanting Hvar Island to the picturesque medieval town of Dubrovnik.
It was still early in the morning. What I can see was a clear blue sea, blue mountain, blue sky and pebbles on the shore which also looked blue.
To me, this is Minimalist!
The theme for this week’s challenge from The Daily Post is Descent.
We have been walking for over an hour on the walls of Dubrovnik.
It was a delightful experience. There was no clouds in the sky; the sun was shining and basically there was no way to hide.
While walking the seawalls, we came across this café which is located half way down the steep cliff.
We were thirsty, the idea of descending down the steep stairs to the café shop did came to mind.
Fear of descending the steps finally won; we just carried on walking and finished the walk as quickly as possible!
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If I have to hand pick a few night time photos from my trip to Croatia, these are the three photos.
What a lovely view, with the iconic fortress, the seawalls and the vessels in the harbor, all lit up but still very tranquil and bewitching!
The night view on the Hvar island is just enchanting. The lights from the houses which rise up from the shore in terraces up the hills in the background, not to mention the boats and reflections in the harbor.
Split was lit up on this festival day of their city. The blue color of the church and adjacent buildings were the center of the night activities during that night of celebration. Perhaps, you may see some rays of fireworks too. Again, the harbor lights were just lovely.
These are my night impressions of the seaside of Croatia by night.
Please enjoy :-)
I am running late for this WPC.
After submitting an entry on Between (Columns), I can’t help submitting another one for Between (Walls).
The picture was taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We walked high up the hill with houses, passing many alleys, until we reached this alley.
I like the light pink color of the walls, but this picture has many other interesting features.
You can see plants and flowers hanging out from the houses, blanket hung out for drying, a balcony and what’s more – between the walls is a narrow cobbled footpath.
Above the footpath is a small bridge linking two houses.
The Croatians must love planting very much. On this small bridge, there are green plants and two women who appeared to be doing some gardening.
I was fascinated by narrow alleys and houses in Dubrovnik and couldn’t refrain myself from taking more photos!
We were climbing down the narrow stairway which led to the dungeon in the Spanish Castle of Hvar Island, Croatia.
The place was dark and was artificially lit by some colored lights.
As we groped down the stairway, I took this photo which shows the winding and narrow stairway; with handrail on one side which cast a strange shadow on the wall.
The wall on the right hand side was, of course, out of focus.
I find the color somewhat unnatural and therefore turned it into a Black and White image to remove the distraction.
However, this twist in the stairway does give you a sense of heading down into the unknown!
Think I have to conclude my series of this week’s WPC with this post.
Spring connotes the idea of life, new life, freshness and joy.
The water and waterfalls at Plitvice lakes with the flowers blooming perhaps are indeed symbols of Spring – a symbol associated with new hope.
While there, we felt like we were walking in Eden.
It was early Spring and it has been raining. We encountered very few visitors that day.
So, we felt like we were in a world of our own – our Eden :-)