Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vacanta in Muntenegru 9. Orasul Vechi, Ulcinj / Montenegrin Vacation 9. Old Town, Ulcinj

I saw the Old Town when I went on the terrace, at our accommodation in Ulcinj. It was right there, under our nose! So, we went to visit.


We arrived there when the sun begun to descend. Nice views are revealed towards the sea, at sunset.

Unfortunately, my expectations for the Old Town have been too high. I believed I will see something similar to the old towns in Croatia, but this one was much smaller and only few buildings have been renovated and used. Most of them for restaurant and terraces.

Nevertheless, we took a walk, enjoying the views. Only few people have been in the fortress, and most of them headed for the restaurants. It is a pity because the other houses could be put to other uses too.

Am vazut Orasul Vechi imediat, de pe terasa, asa ca ne-am grabit sa mergem sa il vizitam.
Din pacate, asteptarile mele au fost mai mari decat ceea ce mi-a oferit realitatea. Ma asteptam la ceva in genul oraselor vechi din Croatia dar cel din Ulcinj e inca departe. E mult mai mic decat ce am vazut pana acum in Croatia dar principalul neajuns este paraginirea in care este lasat, cu cateva mici exceptii. Cateva case din piatra au fost restaurate si transformate in restaurante. Se poate patrunde in Orasul Vechi fie pe poarta principala, in apropierea catedralei, fie de jos, de langa Plaja Mica, trecand pe langa o mica marina si urcand niste trepte.

Noi am ajuns acolo cand soarele incepea deja sa apuna. Am urcat treptele dinspre plaja mica si nu ne-a trebuit prea mult timp ca sa parcurgem aceasta zona "turistica". Eu as zice mai mult "culinara", oameni intalnind mai ales in zona celor cateva restaurante. Avantajul vizitarii la o ora relativ tarzie consta in faptul ca de pe terasa pe care se inalta Orasul Vechi se poate admira in voie apusul soarelui. Pentru ca nu sunt prea multe de povestit, va las in compania fotografiilor.
 marina din Ulcinj
 una dintre porti
 farul din Orasul Vechi
 apune soarele
 fantana turceasca
ghiulele la muzeul inchis al Orasului Vechi
 poarta principala
soarele a apus

28 comments:

Life Ramblings said...

wow, looks like a perfect getaway. wonderful photos and the sunset shots are captivating.

Rizalenio said...

Cant stop saying WOW too. The skies are beautiful. The framing technique is beautiful. When I saw the first three photos, I was holding my chest...and to see more, I was blown away. Awesome photographs!!!

Virginia said...

Beautiful photographs, all o f them!
V

Liliana said...

Apusul de soare e frumos!

pharaonx said...

cand ceea ce e facut de om - sau trebuia intretinut - te dezamageste, intotdeauna natura se grabeste sa compensese. frumos apus.

Duncan D. Horne said...

lovely pictures, and I like the stone buildings!

Duncan In Kuantan

Traveling Hawk said...

I guess that every day one may have another view from the fortress. It's a nice place to observe the sea, Life Ramblings.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Rizalenio, you are too kind:)

Traveling Hawk said...

Welcome to my blog, Virginia, and thanks for the comment!

Traveling Hawk said...

Da, Liliana, desi nu a fost unul foarte colorat, a fost frumos.

Traveling Hawk said...

Asa e, pharaonx, am dat mai multa atentie marii si apusului acolo, decat ramasitelor din Orasul Vechi, lasate sa se distruga complet.

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, Duncan, the restaurated stone buildings are beautiful. I like them too. All the coast of the Adriatic Sea is full of them. I saw a lot in Croatia too, even more beautiful.

Francisca said...

Ulcinj in Montenego may not be the elaborate old town like Dubrovnik of Croatia, but is has plenty of charm of its own. And you captured it marvelously.

dong ho said...

that's grand! i can explore the entire castle the whole day. too many great spot for photoshoot.

VP said...

Some of these places have an Italian flavor...

Traveling Hawk said...

I must admit it, Francisca. Thanks for the appreciation!

Traveling Hawk said...

The fortress is very small, dong ho. You will not need a whole day but I agree there are a lot of places to be photographed. Thanks for the visit!

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, you are right, VP! There is an expanation: as I wrote in my previous post, the place was ruled for over 150 years by the Republic of Venetia. And so was all the coast.

joo said...

But you managed to take some great photos there! I love this set!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing place, stunning pictures!!!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Joo!

Traveling Hawk said...

Hello, Phivos! Thanks for the remarks.

Randy said...

What a wonderful place. I love that little marina.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's really little, situated in a bay where the Little Beach is too, near the center of the town. Thanks for the visit, Randy.

Doug Hickok said...

What an exhilarating adventure roaming around the ancient stones of this picturesque fortress by the sea. Beautiful and pleasantly enchanting.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Doug, for the appreciation.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Some wonderful photography here Traveling Hawk.

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm grateful for the appreciation, J_on_tour!