If The Ground Could Speak

Mural on the grounds of Ston, on the Peljesac Peninsula, Croatia, August 29, 2014, (c) photo by Likeitiz

Mural on the grounds of Ston, on the Peljesac Peninsula, Croatia, August 29, 2014, (c) photo by Likeitiz

We joined friends for a trip to Croatia in the Summer of 2014. The Dalmatian Coast was in all its summertime splendor.  One of the towns we visited during a day trip was Ston, on the Peljesac Peninsula.

We spent some time walking around the town, with its old buildings and walkways. The walled fortress extends all the way up and around for about 5 kilometers. There were the saltworks, said to be one of the sources of high-quality sea salt in the world.

Map of Ston and the walled fortress, August 29, 2014, (c) Photo by Likeitiz

Map of Ston and the walled fortress, August 29, 2014, (c) Photo by Likeitiz

As we walked the grounds, I could not help but wonder, if the ground could speak, what stories would it tell? From the time of the Roman conquests B.C. through the Ottoman Empire, through various Croatian kings, Hungarian unions, through the tearing apart of the old Yugoslavia. Today, it is occupied mostly by families from Dubrovnik.

My hubby taking a break on a shaded walkway in Ston, Croatia, August 29, 2014, (c) Photo by Likeitiz

My hubby taking a break on a shaded walkway in Ston, Croatia. Notice how the wall extends all the way up that mountain.  August 29, 2014, (c) Photo by Likeitiz

I would recommend visiting the Dalmatian Coast. It is such a beautiful country with warm and accommodating people.

This post was inspired by Cheri Lucas Rowlands’ call to WordPress members for an interpretation of “Beneath Your Feet.”

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3 Responses to If The Ground Could Speak

  1. The Dalmatian Coast is a place full of history. I have never been there myself, but have heard it’s really beautiful.

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  2. Very cool photo, glad you got to go!

    Like

  3. mithriluna says:

    Wow, that’s quite a wall! Lovely post.

    Like

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