Dubrovnik - Walking the Wall

A walk along Dubrovnik's Old Town wall is a must on every visitor's list.  If you are staying overnight, it is highly recommended to tackle this walk in the late afternoon after the throngs of cruise ship passengers have departed for distant shores.  We practically had the place to ourselves at about 4 pm in the afternoon on a Saturday in October. 
 We started out by admiring the harbour with neat rows of small boats sitting side by side.
Turning inward, we were rewarded with views of the red-roofed 'skyline' of Old Town Dubrovnik.
We decided to pick up the pace a bit when we saw a larger group of tourists enter the wall.  Still, given that the traffic flow on the wall is only one way, the walk was quite orderly and not crowded at all.
We really enjoyed the views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea beyond.
Shiny domes punctuated the scene.
We continued our ascent of the wall taking in grander and grander views as we went.
I liked looking out to sea with the view framed by the step-toothed facade of the wall.
I particularly enjoyed the way the rooftops played with the sun-dappled clouds above.
We spotted a number of tourists walking up the main drag of Dubrovnik.
A constant flow of people milled about near Dubrovnik's signature fountain below.
We looked over the wall into a protected grotto.
A steep drop led the eye down to the sea.
Beautiful homes featured gates leading out onto the path.
Imagine living with this view!
...or this one...
People that live in tourist towns are just like us...they hang their undies out to dry on the line...
The wall slowly sloped downward.
I loved how the light played off this bell tower casting a shadow on the town wall.
We rounded a turn back toward the harbour again.
Before we finished our circuit of the wall, we took time to admire the stone roof tiles; some weathered and faded with age.  Many were lovingly restored to the roofs of the Old Town to rebuild after the ravages of war just 20 years ago.  It's hard to believe that such a beautiful, peaceful place could be so disrupted by conflict.

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