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Twilight Nights in Dubrovnik …

Romantic nights in Dubrovnik

In a few moments the sun is setting and here I am in another World Heritage Site, the walled city of Dubrovnik nestling along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Exceptionally well preserved the city is a treasure trove of architectural beauties. Walk along the ancient fortified walls and head towards Minceta tower to get stunning views of the city and the Adriatic sea. At twilight when night falls the city reveals its bygone splendour through street lights illuminating the richly decorated buildings. Depending on time of the day I like walking around old passages and visit the monuments especially at sunset when the soft glowing sun rays scintillate the city walls triggering that “lost in time” feeling. And the dance of lights continues heralding twilight and nighttide to transform the city into a magical world of past splendour unfolding the remarkably preserved elegant architectural styles of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Enter the monumental gate to the city and walk along Stradun the main street where the historic buildings are located. Amongst those are the 11th century Rector’s Palace, the two bell towers, 14th century Franciscan Monastery, 15th century Onofrio fountains and the Dominican Monastery with its lovely cloister surrounded by orange trees. More historic attractions lining up the The Stradun are the impressive Gothic Renaissance Sponza Palace and the Baroque style style church of Saint Blaise, patron saint of the city. Dubrovnik is something not to be missed when visiting Croatia … It’s a joy to wander about the old city getting lost in a maze of medieval passages, cobbled streets lined with carved archways where stone walls standing defiantly against the ages of time have their own legend to tell …

In the Old Town Dubrovnik

And here is the exquisite Gothic Renaissance Rector’s Palace, once home to the Head of the Republic of Dubrovnik.

Rector’s Palace Dubrovnik Croatia

And more twilight nightscapes of Dubrovnik …

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56 comments on “Twilight Nights in Dubrovnik …

  1. beautyofphotos
    June 20, 2012

    I love places like this. I really like your work :)

    • Photo Media
      June 20, 2012

      Thank you !

  2. jbradshawphotos
    June 20, 2012

    This is a city I’ve long wanted to visit. Thanks for sharing a few photos.

  3. EllaDee
    June 20, 2012

    Dubrovnik looks to be a magical place (it would be wonderful to visit) and your photos capture the magic perfectly. Fabulous creative, atmospheric shots. Thank you for sharing and treating me to a virtual visit at my desk.

    • Photo Media
      June 20, 2012

      Thank you yes indeed it is a wonderful historic city and as you can see from my posts I love the twilight nightscape of a place and try to capture it as best as I could :-)

    • O'Muppet
      June 29, 2012

      It is magical and I have some very good friends there who would be very happy to show it to you :D

  4. Zen and Genki
    June 20, 2012

    Just stunning, truly. What a pleasure to view all of your work!
    anne

    • Photo Media
      June 20, 2012

      Thank you so much … I am glad you enjoy my work :-)

  5. Stefan (maxima)
    June 20, 2012

    I love places like this. Dubrovnik looks to be a magical place.Thank you for sharing

    • Photo Media
      June 20, 2012

      Thank you for the comments .. it is indeed a lovely historic city :-)

      • O'Muppet
        June 29, 2012

        thank you it is one of the jewels in Adriatic; have you been to Zadar?

      • Photo Media
        June 29, 2012

        Not yet still many places to visit :-)

      • O'Muppet
        June 29, 2012

        cool keep posting these beautiful photos :D and if u going to Croatia let me know cause I can maybe show you around :D

      • Photo Media
        June 29, 2012

        Will do :-)

      • O'Muppet
        June 29, 2012

        cool :D and thanks for liking my post… enjoy ur day

  6. edithlevyphotography
    June 20, 2012

    Stunning images. The first one is outstanding.

    • Photo Media
      June 20, 2012

      Thank you. I like that one too :-)

  7. enchantedhue
    June 20, 2012

    absolutely georgeous!

    • Photo Media
      June 20, 2012

      Thank you for your comments !

  8. Cardinal Guzman
    June 20, 2012

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful shots.

    • Photo Media
      June 20, 2012

      Thank you so much … glad you like the images !

  9. fredodonnellphotography
    June 21, 2012

    Beautiful images.

  10. TimCC
    June 21, 2012

    Memories. So many good things here.

    • Photo Media
      June 21, 2012

      Yes places like this are simply wonderful :-)

  11. reddiamondd
    June 22, 2012

    Great post. Congratulations!

    • Photo Media
      June 22, 2012

      Thank you appreciate your comments :-)

  12. backyardprovence
    June 27, 2012

    What a beautiful place. I especially love the photo of the harbor.
    Ashley

    • Photo Media
      June 28, 2012

      Thank you one of my favourite shot too :-)

  13. danielwalldammit
    June 29, 2012

    Really gorgeous pictures. I especially like the first one.

    • Photo Media
      June 29, 2012

      Thank you … one of my best shot :-)

  14. prmcabahug
    June 29, 2012

    Just breathtaking photos, I’m truly amazed. I also love the way you write. I feel like I’m reading a good novel.

    • Photo Media
      June 29, 2012

      Thank you … it is always a joy to make people dream through visuals and words :-)

  15. Juraj
    June 29, 2012

    Great pics – love night shots :-)

    • Photo Media
      June 29, 2012

      Thanks !

  16. CanadianTravelBugs
    July 1, 2012

    Amazing shots… I love the medieval feel of it.
    Thanks for visiting me over at CTB :D

  17. xhin cabs
    July 1, 2012

    Magnificent shots! I wanna visit these spots someday.

  18. garyschollmeier
    July 1, 2012

    Thank you for these wonderful photos of Dubrovnik. I visited there in 1976, I am glad to see the old city is still intact.

    • Photo Media
      July 1, 2012

      Thank you … yes it is still intact although many buildings were bombed during the siege of the city by the Serbs in 1991 it has been well restored :-)

  19. xjgirl
    July 2, 2012

    Beautiful!

    • Photo Media
      July 2, 2012

      Many thanks !

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  21. Alex Khoo
    July 6, 2012

    Nice pictures in the evening! Good works!

    • Photo Media
      July 6, 2012

      Thank you … I love night shots they bring out the beauty of a place :-)

      • Alex Khoo
        July 6, 2012

        Same here! I have also done night shots in Sydney lately! They were gorgeous!

      • Photo Media
        July 6, 2012

        So adventures in night shots continue …stay tuned for my next post :-)

      • Alex Khoo
        July 6, 2012

        Ya sure!

  22. amazingazaleas
    July 6, 2012

    Wonderful writing! I want to go there now.

    • Photo Media
      July 6, 2012

      Thank you …

  23. dailydoseofcreativity
    July 8, 2012

    Yep, Croatian seaside is truly magical!

    • Photo Media
      July 8, 2012

      yes I agree with you …

  24. Borge
    July 23, 2012

    Great pictures of a great place! :-)

    • Photo Media
      July 23, 2012

      Thank you this place is historically beautiful :-)

  25. Rita Russell
    July 25, 2012

    Your photos are exquisite – I am in awe

    • Photo Media
      July 26, 2012

      Thank you for the lovely comments !

  26. ruthincolorado
    July 29, 2012

    I am heading to Dubrovnik in September. I cannot wait. Your photos are lovely!

    • Photo Media
      July 29, 2012

      Thank you … you’ll love it :-)

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