Dubrovnik in Croatia: the smothered city

Dubrovnik in Croatia: the smothered city

November 17, 2018 0 By admin

 

Dubrovnik

 

 

The guests are here! A cruise ship in front of the old town of Dubrovnik.

(Photo: picture alliance / dpa)

Dubrovnik is beautiful – and totally overcrowded. The number of visitors is so great that a normal life for the inhabitants is hardly possible anymore. Now the tourists should be stopped.

 

 

Sometimes it’s the small, unfairly perceived things that stand in the way of the big mess. For example, the fish market in Dubrovnik city harbor. Marin Krstulović opens the door of an embankment directly on the city wall: behind it a stone table, full of pigeon droppings, dripping water from a tap into a patchy basin. “For hundreds of years fishermen have offered their fresh catch here,” says Krstulović, “and now look at this.” The historic sales stall has deteriorated since the city administration …

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