L'Austral Cruise Photos
From: L'Austral cruise review
Day 4: Dubrovnik, Croatia (3)
The views from the top of Mount Srd were even more spectacular than the views from inside the cable car. Here, you can see a gondola approaching the upper station, with the city of Dubrovnik 405 meters or 1,329 feet below.
A glass-walled observation deck offered a panorama that extended from the bay of Dubrovnik to the suburb of Gruž. The cable-car company claims that, on a clear day, visitors can see up to 60 km or 37 miles.
Cheryl cranked out the telephoto lens on her
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS15/TZ25 travel camera to snap this photo of
Dubrovnik's Old Harbor. (You can see L'Austral's tender landing in the
upper third of the picture.)
She used the same camera to shoot this photo of L'Austral at anchor in the bay of Dubrovnik.
The uncropped photo below (taken at the 35mm equivalent of a 63-mm focal length) shows how far away the ship was. L'Austral is in the upper left section of the image.
The umbrellas in these two photos belong to an outdoor restaurant next door to the Dubrovnik Cable Car's upper station.
Inside the station, a large black-and-white photo showed an earlier version of a Dubrovnik Cable Car gondola. (According to the official Web site, the cable car was built in 1969 and has attracted more than 2.5 million visitors.)
Outside the station, a butterfly was taking a break on a British tourist's fingertip.
After spending an hour or so on Mount Srd, we returned to
Dubrovnik. (This picture was taken just before the cable car reached the lower
station. You can see the Old Harbor between the walls in the background and the
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