Category Archives: architecture

Vienna: The Secession

Note about sculpture above: Marc Anton was a Roman general and this group was done by Austrian sculptor Arthur Strasser. This building with its distinctive “cabbage” dome roof has an interesting history. Gustav Klimt was instrumental in organizing this new … Continue reading

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Sisi Museum and Imperial Apartments

From the Silver Collection we moved on to the Sisi Museum and then the Imperial Apartments (part of the same tour and ticket as the Silver Collection), all of it often known as the Residence of Empress Elizabeth (affectionately called … Continue reading

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Mostar: Doors and Windows

Oops! I should have posted this before we moved onto Sarajevo on our travels!! But, anyway, better late than never. As we wandered around Mostar, one of the things that really struck us was the variety of doors and windows, … Continue reading

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A Turkish House in Mostar

We took a guided walking tour of Old Town Mostar with Alma. She explained many things about the city and its history, took us to the New Muslim Cemetery, the Old Bridge, the Tanners Mosque, and a Turkish house. Mostar … Continue reading

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Mostar Old Town

Mostar Old Town The name of the city comes from the word “mostari” (“watchers of the bridge”), who were the guards of a suspension bridge over the River Neretva before the Old Bridge was built. The most famous sight in … Continue reading

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A Stroll Along the Stradun

    Stradun is the main street that runs through Old Town in Dubrovnik and is packed with people and sights, shopping and eating places. Its official name is the Placa but it’s more commonly called Stratun. It starts at … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik’s Franciscan Monastery

  Franciscan Monastery The Franciscan Monastery Museum (Franjevacki Samostan-Muzej). This monastery was very photogenic, so we have MANY pictures. Please scroll through and enjoy! This monastery museum is just inside the Pile Gate, off Stradun. You enter through the door … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik: Fort of St Lawrence

Fort of St Lawrence (Tvrdava Lovrijenac) Our tickets for entry to the City Walls were also valid for entry to the Fort of St Lawrence, if used on the same day (100 kuna per person, about US$ 14.50). We went … Continue reading

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Main Official Sights in Korcula

(My apologies for a gap in posting here: I’ve been away and I’ve been sick) For us, the main pleasure in Old Korcula Town is just wandering around the Old Town, absorbing the atmospheric old narrow lanes and old buildings … Continue reading

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One of the World’s Smallest Churches

  (My apologies to everyone for the longish break in posting here. Our holiday season was hectic, but fun, with extended family and no free time!) Split: A wonderfully evocative space In the north walls, not far from the Gold … Continue reading

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