Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dubrovnik - CROATIA - UNESCO#95

 The last two postcards from my mother, sent when she was discovering the Mediterranean - this time the Croatian most famous town Dubrovnik. I've been in Croatia in 2011 and to be honest Dubrovnik is not my best memory from that amazing trip... crowded with lots of people, mainly from cruises and very expensive prices. But the rest of the country, my God, what a beautiful place. Well mum, thanks a lot for this two cards (a donkey... seriously?) that make my UNESCO collection grow to 24 sites (two dozens... yeah!) and only 938 remaining. This postcards took 19 days to arrive!

UNESCO #95 - Old City of Dubrovnik - CROATIA

UNESCO #95 - Old City of Dubrovnik - CROATIA

The 'Pearl of the Adriatic', situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict, it is now the focus of a major restoration programme co-ordinated by UNESCO.



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