L'Austral Cruise Photos
From: L'Austral cruise review
Day 4: Dubrovnik, Croatia (7)
A sign in Dubrovnik's Old City promised refreshments with a view.
Drinks at this were free, and so was the birdbath.
One cat, four casks.
This orange tree was producing its crop of fruit on a back street in the city center.
Another street was less bucolic but equally appealing.
The ruins of a stone house were a grim reminder of the three-month Serbian
bombardment (a.k.a. the
Siege of Dubrovnik)
that destroyed buildings and killed civilians in 1991.
Not far away, tourists could be seen walking the city's northern wall.
Back in the main tourist and shopping streets, a visitor crossed a drainage channel in the stone pavement.
A porter struggled with a load of luggage.
A visit to a public WC led to a surprise. The fixtures were modern, but not in keeping with U.S. or Western European tastes.
(The public lavatory on top of the city walls has Western-style toilets.)
By late afternoon, Cheryl was ready to return to L'Austral, so she headed for the Old Harbor and the ship's tender landing.
Cheryl took these photos of L'Austral from shore and during the tender ride.
She also grabbed a photo of this stylish man in a Panama hat.
Later that evening, under a nearly full moon, we watched a tender from L'Austral go ashore with the lights of Dubrovnik reflected in the harbor.
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