Along the Adriatic

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Petrovac : Prints Available

A cafe perched on a rocky outcropping in Petrovac, Montenegro, along the Adriatic Sea.

After our treks in the mountains of Montenegro, we were feeling pretty trekked-out and looking forward to a more relaxing stretch of travels along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Yes, we knew it would be hot, crowded, touristy, and expensive compared to the mountains, but we wanted to visit there anyways; no trip to Montenegro would be complete without a visit to the coast.

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Kotor at Night : Prints Available

Nighttime over the lights of Kotor, Montenegro.

We spent three days relaxing in the ancient walled town of Kotor at the head of the Bay of Kotor, a fjord off the Adriatic Sea. When I think of fjords Norway comes to mind, so it’s quite novel to see a Mediterranean version of a fjord.

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Kotor Panorama : Prints Available

A panorama in the ancient walled town of Kotor, Montenegro. Although this square was quite busy with tourists walking around, their motion during my long exposures rendered them mostly invisible to the camera.

Kotor is a very charming old town with a labyrinth of narrow marble pedestrian alleys and inviting cafes around every corner. Like much of the Adriatic coast, Kotor has a distinctively Italian influence in the architecture and cuisine. It’s a great place to stroll around aimlessly, and sit down with a bottle of Vranac and a plate of mussels!

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Above Dubrovnik : Prints Available

A postcard view of the walled old town of Dubrovnik, Croatia along the Adriatic Sea.

A few hours drive up the coast from Kotor and over the border in Croatia is the famous walled city of Dubrovnik, our next destination and a romantic place to spend our third anniversary!

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Dubrovnik Roofs : Prints Available

The orange tiled rooftops in the old city of Dubrovnik.

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Dubrovnik Archway : Prints Available

The blurred hustle and bustle of crowds of tourists in Dubrovnik.

3 thoughts on “Along the Adriatic

  1. Without your pictures I might never have known it was that beautiful, I had no idea. Great captures, each one Jack. Was the archway blur an experiment? Accidental? I like it especially with the motionless lady leaning on the wall. The effect works well. Welcome back!

  2. My short experience of Europe has shown me that while some places are crowded and touristy, that is because the buildings and scenery are superb. Lovely photos, especially the archway.

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