Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Where in the world is Montenegro?

Our second day in Croatia found us taking a day trip to the neighboring country of Montenegro, where the picturesque coastline did not disappoint us.

We first took a quick boat trip to Our Lady of the Rocks

where during the 17th century, locals built a Baroque church on this island and filled it with symbols of thanks for answered prayers.

A jewel of a chapel, it is a popular wedding site, and through the years, brides have left behind a huge collection 

of wedding bouquets.

Also fascinating to us was an amazing embroidery made by a local woman who worked on it for more than 25 years, using her own hair for the hair of the angels, and when you look carefully, you can see the subtle change of her hair color through the years.

Sailing back from Our Lady of the Rocks, we headed next to Kotor, an historic

and lovely town oozing with charm. The Cathedral of St. Tryphon, built in 1166 is situated up against the limestone cliffs behind it.

The cliffs are fortified with ancient walls which stretch for 4 and a half kilometers above the city.

The Old Town is about wandering,

taking in the churches, and seeing the sights of the Old Town which was built between the 12th and 14th century.

We strolled through alleys and passageways,

we posed

and we treated ourselves to a "pick-me-up" of Italian ice cream in the town square.

As the day drew to a close, we headed back towards Dubrovnik, stopping for dinner first in the small resort town of  Cavtat.

Much calmer than bustling Dubrovnik,

the sunset inspired us as

we enjoyed strolling the seafront promenade,

catching our breath after a busy day.

The boats anchored on the shore were of all shapes and sizes, but nothing compared to the boat which took us island hopping on our final day in Croatia. More about that in my next post--hope you'll  stop back by for a visit!


  1. I visited Kotor and Dubrovnik before the war - really so lovely. In fact, I have that EXACT same photo of me with friends at that wall :) We are dying to return for a visit one day :) XOL

  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos! So sad I had to miss seeing it in person with you and all my other AWC friends. Thanks for really gave me a good feel for what you experienced there.

  3. What absolutely gorgeous scenery. And I love that you can tell the woman's hair changed color over the years, such an intricate, personal detail!

  4. Stunning photos - definitely on my "to go to" list. Sounds like you all had a wonderful trip!

  5. What an amazing trip you had, girlfriend! Enjoying your lovely pictures and "play by play." I'm watching a ballgame while I'm reading blogs, can you tell?

  6. Looks like a beautiful place to wander...

  7. OH this is a beautiful part of the world that seems to go least it is not TALKED about as much as say, PARIS! But this is a wondrous tour of antiquities and NATURE!

    Hello there dear one! Thank you for coming by. Yes, miracles do happen even in the classroom!

    Now off to start a new one! HAVE A FAB DAY! Anita

  8. Those pictures are beautiful, so many colours, stunning nature and lovely architecture. Really great, thanks for sharing them especially since I've never visited that part of the world. Wishing you a good week xo