Dubrovnik, Croatia is seen through an ancient wall’s peep hole. The walled city is often referred to as “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and it’s no wonder why, given the city’s commanding views and strategic location. The city’s economy was once based on maritime trade.
When I was there several years ago, the locals recounted dramatic tales of defending their homes during the shelling of the city during the Balkan wars.
Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene.
A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia.
Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.
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14 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Peep Hole Overlooking Dubrovnik, Croatia”
Cool shot! Can’t wait – count down to Croatia is on!
Anita, exciting – when are you headed there? Will biking be on the itinerary? :)
Intriguing photograph. Virginia
It could be a fun story starter, couldn’t it? :)
That’s a clever photo!
Thanks, Carol! Dubrovnik is a photogenic city with great nooks and crannies to explore.
Really cool shot, I like this.
Thank you, Mark. With colorful rooftops and a beautiful seascape, Dubrovnik is a joy to photograph!
Amazing shot Tricia! Have you written a post on Croatia?
Hi Madhu, not yet & thanks! That was an excursion I did a few years ago, but it’s certainly deserving of a posting. I’m off to check your site and your latest adventure!
This is stunning! Croatia is at the top of my list of places to go. It almost looks photoshopped in photos because it’s so beautiful!
The world is full of so many gorgeous places to see, but I can see why Croatia is at the top of your list! And, it’s such a photogenic spot that I don’t think much tinkering is required. I am, however, hoping to try out Photoshop someday.
Ankita, many thanks for taking the time to comment! What spots in Croatia interest you?
Very nice perspective. I would like to go there one day.
Oh no! How did this comment get misplaced too? We might be going back to Croatia in a few days, and I was looking through the archives and found your comment, Rachael. If we do go, we’ll likely only pop into Dubrovnik for a day. While it’s a gorgeous city, we’re hoping to find some less-trodden paths. :)