A walk around the wall, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Summer 2017
Dubrovnik had and still has impenetrable defenses, since the 10th century.
The old town still has ruins, along with beautiful houses.
Hosting thousands of visitors, the residents' privacy can be fleeting.
The little door in the wall leads to a swimming spot...
With just enough room for a red umbrella and a few perches!
The old town draws interest from air, land, and sea.
The port, in existence for centuries. The fortress of St. John guarded the port since the mid 14th century.
Morning light shines on this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Possibly the highest court in the land!
Helping hand, Rector's Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Mikey, from San Diego, leaves his rental apartment to take in the beautiful old town, Dubrovnik.
Stradun, the main limestone-paved street in Dubrovnik. Damage from aerial bombardment during the 1990s Balkans War has been repaired.
City wall, part of the old republic's defenses.
Sun setting on the old town, Dubrovnik.
New meets old, Adriatic Sea just outside old town, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
A tourist vessel, but modeled after Dubrovnik's old Galleon cargo carriers.
Thrill seekers encouraging a hesitant one. It was at least 40 feet to the water.
She didn't need extra encouragement.
A ladder ascends the back side of the Dubrovnik Cathedral.
Heading into port, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Sun setting behind the famous Minčeta Tower, a symbol of the "unconquerable."
Slanted walls designed to resist medieval artillery, former moat. Dubrovnik.
Silhouette of a tourist looks like a night watch. Dubrovnik.
Dusk befalls the city. Dubrovnik.
The city is characterized by very narrow streets, steep hills.
The Galleon Tirena is a replica of a 16th century cargo ship. Dubrovnik.