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Dubrovnik, Croatia: A Distant Memory Revived


In September I was in Dubrovnik, a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.


The last time I was here was 50 years ago, when Croatia as we know it today was still part of Yugoslavia. Back again after so long I wanted to find the place where I sat and wrote a postcard. And I found it; it’s on the left against the wall under the single window in the picture below.


I was happy to indulge in this moment of nostalgia and pleasantly surprised to find that very little had changed, at least not on the surface. Buildings damaged in the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s have all been authentically restored.


I came away glad that I had found what I was looking for. If I go back I can’t afford to wait so long next time!


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"Not all who wander are lost."  JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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