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    Nice blog about Adriatic Coast :

    “Just about the first place we come to on the Croatian coast is Dubrovnik on right.  When I first drove this way, back in the mid 1980’s, everything was Yugoslavia and no one gave a thought to the fact that the main road, which gives a wonderful aerial view of the old city, was not part of the Yugoslav republic of Croatia.  The rude awakening came in October 1991, when Yugoslavia fell apart and the Serbs used their control of the high ground to lob shells onto Dubrovnik.

        The siege lasted seven months and although this battered the old town, the ammunition used was mostly smallish grenades, which scattered roof tiles to the four winds, but left the basic city structure more or less intact.  When things had simmered down and people could consider a return to normality, they discovered that they had one priceless asset;  Dubrovnik was a world heritage site and famous:  it had celebrity status, so soon money started pouring in for all the repair work. 

    09dubrovnik    Today you’ll find that Dubrovnik is not only back to normal, but in fact BETTER than it was before, because the panorama from the battlement walk shows a vista of new roof tiles, most of the ancient ones having been victims of Serb shells.  That’s it’s harbor on the right….”  [

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