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Tag: Old Town

Dubrovnik – City of Oaks

It wasn’t that long ago, 1991, that Yugoslavia broke up and this beautiful city was besieged by the Yugoslav army, suffering seven months of shelling and destruction of almost 60% of its buildings and damage to its walls. After restoration through the ‘90s and early 2000s, Dubrovnik has risen to become one of the top places to visit in the Mediterranean area. It’s name means city of Oaks, for the oak trees that use to cover the grounds.

Entrance Gate to the city

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La Habana Vieja – Old Town Havana

Built in the early 1500s by the Spanish, Old Havana is a central section of town consisting of narrow streets built in a baroque Spanish colonial style.  The wrought iron decorative scrolling across all of the windows and doors serve also to protect since the windows are all open with no glass.  I guess it’s too hot here to ever have window panes.

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