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.
Waterfalls, trees, lakes and reflection seem to be the most common elements at Plitvice Lakes, Croatia.
Here is a photo that was taken at the lakes.
I like the serenity of the place and the green reflection.
Most tourists head for the fortress side of Dubrovnik; we did the same too.
Many of my photos show the fortresses, the walls and the many terracotta roofs.
For a change, this picture was taken towards the sea, away from the fortresses, when the sun has set.
We were walking back to the hotel and my eyes were captured by the very peaceful feeling of the sea and the cliffs and the lone house by the seaside.
Altogether, a very soothing view!
This is the first picture I have taken of Split, Croatia.
We landed on the pier at Split and was surprised by the stunning beauty of the place.
I was immensely happy that we have chosen the right place to stay for a couple of days.
There was so much to see and experience at Split, a place which I first thought we should ignore and just go straight to Dubrovnik.
This week’s DP photo challenge is Happy Place.
I am happy that we finally decided to stay for a couple of days at Split, Croatia before we made our way to Hvar, Dubrovnik and beyond.
Split was having a festival and the whole town was out there on the seaside promenade celebrating.
It was jovial and the photo can attest to this!
We stayed in a hotel overlooking the sea and the Dubrovnik castles while we were there.
Everyday, we didn’t stay too long in our rooms, as obviously the outside is a lot more attractive.
However, every morning we have breakfast, we enjoyed the fantastic views of the sea and the castles.
The parapet of the restaurant was a boundary between good food and the good views!