Photo of the Week: Viewing Venice from my Window Seat

Venice, Venezia, Italy, Italia, landing, airport, travel, photo

Venice, Italy is such a unique place.  It is almost out of Disney’s mind.  But it is not.  It is truly unique and a sight worth seeing once in your life.  I have been fortunate not only to have seen it, but to have been there twice.  It can be a maddening place with the crowd of peers (read:  fellow visitors) but it is also a great place to get lost to get far away from the tourists.

In my second visit there, I actually flew from the U.S. direct to Venice.  And that gave me this incredible bird’s eye view of my destination from my window seat.  Forget jet lag, this sight can restore anyone’s energy!Venice, Venezia, Italy, Italia, landing, airport, travel, photo

Photo Essay: The Tiled Roofs of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, Croatia: a sea of red/orange tiles surrounded by the sea

Tiled roofs seldom tell such a vivid story as they do in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Stories of war.  Stories of reconstruction.  The war of the early 1990s destroyed most of the tiled roofs of this jewel of the Adriatic.  Not enigmatic like Venice but inviting, though both are definitely charming in distinct ways.

I wrote earlier about the charms of this Adriatic town loaded with history from older times and recent times.  Its emblematic roofs catch your eye from up high as you approach the town from the airport.

Dubrovnik, Croatia: a sea of red/orange tiles surrounded by the sea

It is quite a view even if this photo is not the best as it was taken from a moving bus.  Walking along the old walls that surround the town is one of the best things to do to see the town from a very unique angle that most cities do not offer.  From there, the tiled roofs caught my eye in a different way.  This post will share some of those roofs, the new and old (most are new, repairs from the most recent war) as I keep pondering the stories the town could tell us…  Enjoy them!

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tiled roof of Dubrovnik, Croatia

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