Supposedly, it is a magical little spot where legend says that anyone you kiss might just be with you forever!
I wasn’t there at the right time of the day ( it looks very romantic with the lights on in the evening) and could not afford to stay any longer.
I will be doing a series on streets and alleys of the Baltic countries.
I have been to all the Baltic capitals which includes visiting of some of the UNESCO Heritage sites like Vilnius, Riga, Tallin etc.
I like the cobblestones, the quaint street, the colored walls on both sides of the alleys, the cafes along or encroached onto the roads, the crude masonry wall facing and last, but not the least, the friendly people.
They leave an undeletable part in my memory!
This week’s DP theme for the photo challenge is Time.
The Great Wall has been built thousands of years ago; this is still one of the longest structures in the World.
Wish these walls could talk; so that they can tell us their stories.
I have converted them to Black and White, emphasizing the timelessness.
The original photos were taken during Autumn with some color foliage around.
The B&W, however, evoke more moods.
The next three days are public holidays for the Lunar New Year; so be prepared that there may not be any posting during the period.
As of Friday afternoon, over 260mm of rainfall had been recorded, the Observatory said, making this month the wettest January since 1884. Previously, the wettest on record was January 1887, when 214.3mm of rain fell.
The first picture is the mist outside my window. I have changed it to Black and White to make it look more moody.
The second picture was taken in the portrait format. There were so many raindrops on my window pane.
Go away, El Nino!
I realize the WPC Challenge has changed its theme to Fray this week.
But there are so many good photos which I still haven’t got the chance to show on Silhouette.
This photo has so much mood in it, especially the clouds and the sea.
It is an image taken by my friend CP Chan on one of his fishing trips to the fishing rafts in the New Territories in Hong Kong.
Our eyes (and brains) are always caught by something which we have never seen before. To me, this is one of those!
This is a last minute entry to this week’s WPC – Contrast.
There is a contrast between the powerful waterfalls and the resistance of the nearby rocks.
I don’t think I am able to adequately describe the contrasts in the photos, for this, I will leave you to respond in your comments .
Different colors can create a dazzling contrast but the picture here shows that a big contrast can be produced in Black & White.
The light was coming from the side. It creates a good contrast between the various parts of the Buddha face.
The carvings at the edge also shows a good contrast!
The Dubrovnik old town at night is as beautiful as it is during the day.
This beautiful building is a harmonious mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. The original palace was modeled after the Roman imperial palace, with some influences from Venetian palaces. There were two gun powder explosions in the 15th century and an earthquake in the 17th century which destroyed part of the palace. The existing building was rebuilt at the end of the 17th century.
Further stroll brought us to the nearby beautiful Luza square where we found the Church of St. Blaise, who is Dubrovnik’s patron saint. St. Blaise was also the protector of the Independent Republic of Ragusa. The church is easily recognizable by the statue of the city’s patron, St. Blaise on its top! This 18th century Baroque church is one of the most recognizable Dubrovnik attractions.
This restaurant by the side of the alley looked inviting but at this time of the night, it was all full.
This restaurant really looked nice and it was blissful just to sit here and have alfresco dinning while gazing at the beautiful buildings nearby with the nights on.
We were happy that we were given another fine and blissful day and an enjoyable evening!
Can never forget the colors of Dubrovnik – the blue sky, the azure Adriatic sea water, the terracotta roofs, the green island offshore, just to name a few.
Dubrovnik reminds of me of the interesting fortresses, the walls, the churches, the houses, the beach etc.
Some of the images, however, appear to be even more interesting in B&W.
We always started the day first having our breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant. What a wonderful experience is to sip your coffee/ tea while gazing at the panoramic view of Dubrovnik, with the sea breeze gently caressing your face!
By this time, we were all hungry and scouting around to look for a restaurant for dinner!
After dinner we walked back to our hotel – a place we have breakfast, a bath and some sleep. Some took the opportunity of having a swim in the beautiful swimming pool, while I walked around the hotel and took a couple of the photos.
I am sure you will recognize some of them.
So, it was just another day in Dubrovnik which we will never forget!