How can I have waited so long to write about the Festival? International performers in a magical setting - balmy nights and music - what more is there to want? This is 'IT' even for the most avid culture vulture, albeit one on holiday! Dubrovnik has a feel of Venice to it at such times. The Venetian influence is ever present in the music, buildings and atmosphere.
This is now a common site in Dubrovnik - a huge Queen tied up outside the local supermarket. In this picture, its Cunard's Queen Victoria, right alongside, in Gruz, Konsum, Croatia's leading supermarket. We have never been on the Queen, but Konsum is fantastic - everything you need in one place to feed and entertain a family and they speak so many languages in there. Puts the Brits to shame.
What a great place to swim, alongside the mountains, yachts and monasteries! Plus great pizza and meals easily on hand from the restaurant. Its great to swim in the clear waters of the Adriatic, off the Elafiti Islands, but this ACI pool is different.
I always thought the sun sets in the same place every evening - wrong. In October Dubrovnik Villa gets its own beautiful sunsets, whereas in the summer the sun sets over the Elafiti Islands. Another plus for October!
Temperatures soared in Dubrovnik on Monday to 23 deg and tempted swimmers to Banje beach. Who says the Dubrovnik season is 'short'?. Not this picture. Read more in the Dubrovnik Times at http://www.dubrovacki.hr/pregled/the-dubrovnik-times
This is the 1997 German ship CColumbus visiting Gruz, Dubrovnik in 2006. This well traveled ship links Dubrovnik to such places as Nha Tran (Vietnam), Anglesey (North Wales UK) and the US Great Lakes - of course named after another well traveled individual. Interesting to see the global links in the small, but fascinating port of Cruz.
New cruise ships alongside sloops in Cruz. Great pastime watching all the activity and comings and goings of these ships. Even more interesting to watch from a small boat anchored in the bay, with picnic and fine wine on board.
From the sea, the cruise ships dwarf the mega-hotels in Dubrovnik! They are big.
This is the Island of Lokrum, which most flights into Dubrovnik pass over. In the background is the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Richard the Lionheart is said to have taken shelter on Lokrum on his return journey from the Crusades.