Thursday Doors at The Çobo Winery, Ura Vajgurore, Albania

On the way back to the port in Durrës we had the opportunity to stop at the Çobo Winery. Today, I would like to stress the DOORS that have been opened since the fall of 45 years of communism in Albania. It has taken another 20 years for Albanians to prosper from their private endeavors!…

Thursday Doors in Berat, Albania

If you have not read my post introducing you to Albania it is HERE. That will bring you up to date and make sense of what you will be seeing today.  We are headed from the bottom of the Hill in historic Berat to the fortress at the top. It would be quite a hike…

Thursday Doors in Dubrovnik, Croatia; Part Two

“Those who seek paradise on earth,” George Barnard Shaw once wrote, “should come to Dubrovnik.” I totally agree. For today’s Thursday Doors, I am starting where we left off in my last post, outside the gates of the Old Town. I have some stories to add to this post as well……..are we going to travel…

Thursday Doors in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Good morning Door Friends! This morning our ship is in the port at Dubrovnik, Croatia and after a short bus ride we were dropped off in a beautiful garden, complete with a sidewalk florist (oh, that is another post) Our guide is ready to take us through the city gates of Dubrovnik. What doors will…

Thursday Doors in Trogir, Croatia

We’re in Trogir, Croatia and throughly enjoying our time here. If you missed my first post on this island city and would like to learn more, look HERE! That post includes one of Trogir’s famous  doors! First, a glance around, before we cross the bridge to get to the island! You can see from this…

Thursday Doors in Burano, Italy

We have left the island of Murano, where we visited one of the furnaces and show rooms of the famous Venetian glass blowers, who have produced fine glass there since the 1200’s. Now, we are going to Burano, another island north of Venice on the Venetian Lagoon. It is a forty minute ride by water…

How Many Doors Are There at Bled Castle?

In 1004, the German King, Henry II, signed a donation deed to give the Castle at Lake Bled to Albuin, Bishop of Brixen. It seems the King thought that the six day ride in a wagon drawn by four horses was just too much and he could get the property off his hands and show…

Thursday Doors in Hvar, Croatia

If you read yesterday’s post (HERE) we were setting off down the side streets of Hvar. You also will know that Hvar, Croatia was my favorite place to visit on our Mediterranean cruise. To me everything about it was perfect…….the history, the  weather, the waterfront, the cafes, the restaurants, the people. As yet, it is…

Thursday Doors in Kotor, Montenegro

Today, we are in Kotor and if you would like to know more about this beautiful, UNESCO World Heritage Site, look here for the particulars!  I am focusing on Doors today! This is my idea of the perfect hotel! Not too big, a place to sit and watch the world go by, and gelato to boot!…

Thursday Doors in Montenegro

Today our ship is in port in Montenegro and I thought I would share some doors from Budva, on the Adriatic Riviera, one of our first stops in Montenegro.  Budva is about 28 miles south of Kotor and is a big tourist attraction because of the beautiful beaches, night life, restaurants and the preserved Old…

Thursday Doors: Amalfi, Italy

We are hot……….it is early morning and it is hot………….but we have looked forward to getting to Amalfi and it should be hot in the middle of the summer right? But, still I am really hot! As I look out from our balcony on the ship I think there should be lots of doors here….

Thursday Doors on Elba Island, Italy

The ship has anchored near Portoferraio on Elba Island, Italy, which is shaped like a fish. We are here to visit one of two residences that Napoleon Bonaparte had on the island between May, 1814 and February, 1815, when he was exiled here after he abdicated the French throne. I will post a more detailed account…

Thursday Doors in Portofino, Italy

The Voyager has docked in the harbor at Portofino and we tendered into the beautiful sea-side village. I loved everything about Portofino at first glance; the tiny harbor set with cafés, the shape and colors of the buildings and the hot, hot, hot weather…….. Now let’s find some doors! There were many doors here with…

Thursday Doors in Eze, France

Eze was on my bucket list. It is a very small village (population 50) perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And now the fifty people live at the base of the hill while the historic, clustered, stone dwellings have all been converted into shops or hotels. Eze is magical and did not disappoint…

Thursday Doors: Cannes, France

Cannes was a big surprise for me. I thought it would be a large metropolitan city and very busy……..I was totally wrong. Loved the tiny streets, the promenade, the boats!  Here are the beautiful doors from Cannes! With more flowers of course………Enjoy! Here the doors are seen in the motif on the wall…….lights, camera, action……..The…