Our Journey of Thirty-two Sleeps: #21: Korcula, Croatia

Sleep # 21

Korcula

Korcula is a beautiful old town on a long and skinny island. We walked up to some of the newer parts, but mostly enjoyed being in the old medieval part of town. We relished our day and hope you will look at some of the photos and be there with us.

Korculan’s want you to know that Marco Polo was born here in 1254 and his name is plastered all over town. For tourists looking for interesting artifacts regarding Marco, wander all over town looking for the house where he was born.  We think we found it several times, but maybe not. There are so many Marco Polo signs you don’t know which ones are really Marco or advertising souvenir shops, coffee houses or a bakery.

We found that the medieval quarter is laid out like a fish with tiny lanes branching off of the backbone.  We walked up and down the backbone, branching off into the little lanes.  We sat in the lanes and passed time.  We got the feeling we were in the internal structure of things.  Here are many photos of the tiny lanes because I think you will enjoy that each one is different and unique.  The lanes are not just decorative and quaint; they have a purpose. They are designed to catch the sea breeze and to provide shade, which I appreciated very much.

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Have you ever wondered what is behind a LOCKED ancient door like this one?

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I have  wondered and this time the weathering left a hole on the sides of the door just big enough for my lens to slide through.  Here is a peek into the environs on the other side of the door.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dina
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 20:20:28

    Wow!!!!!

    Reply

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