Week 48: Architecture

Walking the 80-foot-high city walls of the Medieval city of Dubrovnik in Croatia gives one a bird’s eye view of the rooftops. About 40,000 people live within the walls. The architecture is Mediterranean, of course, marked by the orangey-yellowy tile roofs, but this house found a way to stand out from the rest. The pink surrounds of these windows screamed, “Shoot me!”
Pink Windows


Week 47: Passage Ways

The wonderful walled old town of Dubrovnik, on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, is riddled with narrow passageways that network the town and provide access to charming cafes, shops and houses. If you can wedge in four or five tables, you have yourself a restaurant. Put up an easel and you can sell art. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik is among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. It’s pure delight for photographers looking for fish in a barrel.
Sidewalk Cafe

Week 45: It Floats

This is Silversea’s Silver Wind, a small ship, fewer than 300 passengers, that floated us around the perimeter of the Black Sea from Istanbul to Istanbul for 10 days a month ago. This is the Wind in our first port of Sinop, Turkey. Other ports included Trabzon, Turkey; Batumi, Georgia; Sochi, Russia; Odessa, Ukraine; Constanta, Romania; and Nessebar, Bulgaria, although weather prevented us from going in to Nessebar (and Putin prevented us from going to the ports of Yalta and Sevastopol on the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which were on the original itinerary).
Silver Wind in Sinop