This week is coming to a close.
I have a photo here which can be submitted for this week’s Photo Challenge re Rare or the coming week’s Frame.
This is a sewing machine I saw while walking the Dubrovnik walls.
It was terribly hot that day and we slipped inside a small road side cafe.
Inside the cafe was this old machine which I haven’t seen for the last 40 years.
This is really rare now!
I managed to get up early when staying at the island of Hvar, Croatia.
I slipped out of the hotel when everybody were still sleeping.
The harbor looked deserted; not a soul was in sight.
The harbor I saw yesterday was full of tourists, fishermen and locals.
The whole harbor now seems to belong to me.
I have a walk about the harbor, feeling refreshed.
The view was so different from yesterday.
I was grateful that I have been given another fresh and good day on this wonderful island.
I like the board walks in Plitvice National Lakes, Croatia.
These timber board walks bring visitors close to the waterfalls and the water.
Without them, you can only see the place from the distant shores.
The first picture was taken high up on the hills, over viewing the lake.
The walks are curvy and quite narrow.
Walking on the narrow walks gives you an intimate feel of the waterfalls and the natural features there.
Without the walks, all you can do is to walk along the paths on the hill side which is illustrated in the last photo.
I have posted on Split; a place which we almost missed out in our trip planning in Croatia.
We were undecided whether we w0uld stay a night in Split, but are happy that we did.
I like the palace and the old town, in particular,
Wandering down the narrow alleyways was really interesting.
You never know what you would come across, there were so many unexpected twists and turns.
Every discovery on the way was a joy.
It was an excellent location for photographers too.
Masonry walls and limestone pavements every where.
You find yourself link back romantically to the distant past.
A place that I recommend for those planning to travel in Croatia!
This week’s photo challenge is Narrow.
I like narrow streets as you never know what lies at the end of the street or alley way.
The narrowness of the alley or street instills some mystical atmosphere.
Sometimes, it is more than mystical, it is a romantic link back to the distant past of the area.
Many times, it is not the alley that is interesting but the subject on the sides of the alley.
This could be old buildings, medieval churches , masonry walls of great heights.
Altogether, they make the pictures look interesting!
We were driven up the mountains behind Dubrovnik, Croatia.
As we made our way up the winding roads, the sun was setting.
We stopped for a while, witnessing the beauty of Dubrovnik against the setting sun.
From here, Dubrovnik is just a small city nestled within some jutting out landforms.
We knew we may pass this way once and once only.
While many tourists are attracted to the old town of Dubrovnik, the nearby Benje Beach is also an interesting destination.
The setting is perfect, overlooking the fortress and pier jutting out to the sea.
The beach with its sand and pebbles looks very much the perfect beach for lying down and enjoying the sun.
The water quality is superb, from the beach you can see a gradation of blue colors.
While there, the waters was still too cool and there wasn’t a lot of swimmers there.
Here are a couple of photos which give me fond memories of the beach.