Benje Beach at Dubrovnik

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.DSCF0806

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.DSCF0690

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.

 

 

Walls at Castles of Bellizona, Switzerland

These several photos taken by my wife in her recent trip to Castle of Bellizona in Switzerland make me think of castle walls, especially the Great Wall of China.IMG_0966

Here is a brief introduction of the Castles of Bellinzona  from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:IMG_0967

The Castles of Bellinzona are a group of fortifications located around the town of Bellizona, the capital of the Swiss canton of  Ticino. Situated on the Alpine foothills, the group is composed of fortified walls and three castles named Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro. Castelgrande is located on a rocky peak overlooking the valley, with a series of walls that protect the old city and connect to Montebello. Sasso Corbaro, the highest of the three castles, is located on an isolated rocky promontory south-east of the other two. The Castles of Bellinzona with their defensive walls have been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.IMG_0968

The walls seem quite well preserved.

I am glad that it has been awarded as a UNESCO site.