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During the six years that I lived in Dubrovnik, entering and exiting freely through the gates of its ancient Old Town, I never realised how difficult this would have been to do throughout the course of the city’s turbulent history. Nor did I, as humanity often fails to do, appreciate at the time the immensity of time, effort and material it took to build such a ‘seige-proof’ fortress. As far as history dates, the construction of the Dubrovnik Old Town Walls began back in the 7th century or the Early Middle Ages and persisted all the way through to the 16th century. The entire city was fully enclosed in the 13th century and achieved more or less its irregular parallelogram shape of today towards the end of its construction (16th century). The walls were immensely important for a number of reasons but mainly as a way to protect its people and sovereignty. You see, while the Old Town gained its UNESCO World Heritage Site title back in 1979, it is also known as one of the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages that has never been breached by a hostile force. How’s that for fortified? In fact, the walls remained in tact throughout a long legacy of eight major seiges and an earthquake that shook it to its core. Still, there it stands, beautiful, ancient and proud, a “Pearl of the Adriatic”, they call it, and of course, they would; have you seen it shine? I, for one, can’t wait to again walk on its glistening rock floors, and to let its sea breeze nest in my hair. This time though, with a bit more appreciation for all that it took for it to sparkle. 📸: Lizzie George, Jonathan Cheng #dubrovnik #oldtown #history #habitat #croatia #adriatic #Mediterranean #martime #ancient #middleages #kingslanding #unescoworldheritage
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    During the six years that I lived in Dubrovnik, entering and exiting freely through the gates of its ancient Old Town, I never realised how difficult this would have been to do throughout the course of the city’s turbulent history. Nor did I, as humanity often fails to do, appreciate at the time the immensity of time, effort and material it took to build such a ‘seige-proof’ fortress. As far as history dates, the construction of the Dubrovnik Old Town Walls began back in the 7th century or the Early Middle Ages and persisted all the way through to the 16th century. The entire city was fully enclosed in the 13th century and achieved more or less its irregular parallelogram shape of today towards the end of its construction (16th century). The walls were immensely important for a number of reasons but mainly as a way to protect its people and sovereignty. You see, while the Old Town gained its UNESCO World Heritage Site title back in 1979, it is also known as one of the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages that has never been breached by a hostile force. How’s that for fortified? In fact, the walls remained in tact throughout a long legacy of eight major seiges and an earthquake that shook it to its core. Still, there it stands, beautiful, ancient and proud, a “Pearl of the Adriatic”, they call it, and of course, they would; have you seen it shine? I, for one, can’t wait to again walk on its glistening rock floors, and to let its sea breeze nest in my hair. This time though, with a bit more appreciation for all that it took for it to sparkle. 📸: Lizzie George, Jonathan Cheng #dubrovnik #oldtown #history #habitat #croatia #adriatic #Mediterranean #martime #ancient #middleages #kingslanding #unescoworldheritage
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  • During the six years that I lived in Dubrovnik, entering and exiting freely through the gates of its ancient Old Town, I never realised how difficult this would have been to do throughout the course of the city’s turbulent history. Nor did I, as humanity often fails to do, appreciate at the time the immensity of time, effort and material it took to build such a ‘seige-proof’ fortress. As far as history dates, the construction of the Dubrovnik Old Town Walls began back in the 7th century or the Early Middle Ages and persisted all the way through to the 16th century. The entire city was fully enclosed in the 13th century and achieved more or less its irregular parallelogram shape of today towards the end of its construction (16th century). The walls were immensely important for a number of reasons but mainly as a way to protect its people and sovereignty. You see, while the Old Town gained its UNESCO World Heritage Site title back in 1979, it is also known as one of the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages that has never been breached by a hostile force. How’s that for fortified? In fact, the walls remained in tact throughout a long legacy of eight major seiges and an earthquake that shook it to its core. Still, there it stands, beautiful, ancient and proud, a “Pearl of the Adriatic”, they call it, and of course, they would; have you seen it shine? I, for one, can’t wait to again walk on its glistening rock floors, and to let its sea breeze nest in my hair. This time though, with a bit more appreciation for all that it took for it to sparkle. 📸: Lizzie George, Jonathan Cheng #dubrovnik #oldtown #history #habitat #croatia #adriatic #Mediterranean #martime #ancient #middleages #kingslanding #unescoworldheritage
  • During the six years that I lived in Dubrovnik, entering and exiting freely through the gates of its ancient Old Town, I never realised how difficult this would have been to do throughout the course of the city’s turbulent history. Nor did I, as humanity often fails to do, appreciate at the time the immensity of time, effort and material it took to build such a ‘seige-proof’ fortress. As far as history dates, the construction of the Dubrovnik Old Town Walls began back in the 7th century or the Early Middle Ages and persisted all the way through to the 16th century. The entire city was fully enclosed in the 13th century and achieved more or less its irregular parallelogram shape of today towards the end of its construction (16th century). The walls were immensely important for a number of reasons but mainly as a way to protect its people and sovereignty. You see, while the Old Town gained its UNESCO World Heritage Site title back in 1979, it is also known as one of the great fortification systems of the Middle Ages that has never been breached by a hostile force. How’s that for fortified? In fact, the walls remained in tact throughout a long legacy of eight major seiges and an earthquake that shook it to its core. Still, there it stands, beautiful, ancient and proud, a “Pearl of the Adriatic”, they call it, and of course, they would; have you seen it shine? I, for one, can’t wait to again walk on its glistening rock floors, and to let its sea breeze nest in my hair. This time though, with a bit more appreciation for all that it took for it to sparkle. 📸: Lizzie George, Jonathan Cheng #dubrovnik #oldtown #history #habitat #croatia #adriatic #Mediterranean #martime #ancient #middleages #kingslanding #unescoworldheritage
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