It is Friday again and time for Friday Lens Affair photo. This week I’m hosting very charming photograph by Frank G. from Frank About Croatia. Frank is a Canadian who moved to Croatia and felt for the country enough to make his all blog about it :) Follow him on Twitter and like his Facebook page to show love!
Picture Story: Bokar Fortress
My wife and I always spend Christmas time with my wife’s family. In a small village near Dubrovnik therefore it has become our tradition to visit Dubrovnik on New Year’s Eve.
Dubrovnik is beautiful anytime of the year, but at Christmas time it feels truly special. Its centuries old town walls get all dressed up with sparkling lights and ornaments.
We parked our car at the small parking, not far from the old town and with a great view over Lovrjenac Fort. Not one on the photo, but equally impressive. Walking down to the old town, as the sun was setting put special light on the Bokar Fort.
It is striking from a distance. And splendid when you get closer. This is one of the five major defensive forts in Dubrovnik. One part of the Bokar Fort stands on a detached rock, on the south-west side of Dubrovnik fortification walls.
The construction of Bokar Fort started in 1461 and it wasn’t completed to its present state until 1570. The fort’s designer was Michelozzo of Florence. Bokar Fort was a key defensive point for Pile Gate, a western entrance to the old town.
We stopped for a while to admire this centuries old fort and the vibrant sunlight playing over it. The best views are either from the beach below it or from the Lovrjenac tower just opposite of it.