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My hometown Dubrovnik is most like a pearl shell, once being wounded with the piece of sand, it has this magic to make the shiniest pearl, and always in reborning and growing from the dust like the mythological bird Pheonix, it opens the heart again and again with the well known eager of honourable Town which has borned GOSPARI.
Gospari is the name that was given along ago to describe its citizents, and has the meaning of "proud ones, honest and ambitious", which spirit is honest and temperate, but at the same time fidgety and defiant in their melancholy for the time of great Dubrovnik Republic, prideful in their fresh memories on our defenders, the youth of this Town which sacrifice is weaved in every word of our flag LIBERTAS - freedom , and which spirit inspire with pride all of us who speak of them.
Take a walk through the marble streets of this town, the stone is going to narrate to you a story about unconquered Town, which once being grown up on a cliff, from the stones which has been during mightily earthquakes rolled from the mountain Srdj into the sea in front of it, and which was and stayed right that - rolling stone, the pearl with unextinguished shine, the Phoenix birdie which havent been frightened with the flame in its nest, but have rise aloft above the pain, and today sings the song of freedom, pride and joy, very low, enough low that you can listen stealthily heart beating in its stone chests!
Dubrovnik is an amazing medieval handmade stone temple town, which is also today populated and is under UNESCOs world heritage protection!But this is not the only treasure which is hiden in this part of the world. If you are looking for untouched - islands are your choice...
Islands in Dubrovnik area are breathtaking, all croatian islands seems like pieces of heaven fallen into a sea...and Croatia has 1185 of these GREEN PEARLS. Each of them has different stories, interesting history with lots of tales about pirates, roman galleys, ship-battles, about Homers hero Odisej, which was seduced by nimfa Calypso(Kalipso) at island Mljet(Ogigia), and many other stories, tales and legends!
If you come here out of season, you will reach only the pure beauty and meet just fishermen, rednecks and monks!
Real secret heaven!
I am the child of this magical town, my first memories of this, in my eyes-big, stony world, was conected with its monuments, the sounds of swallows, murmuring calls of doves and pigeons and rhytmic bells from the old towers.
It was my playground, and it allways stayed the place of my joy and biggest delight.
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