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The Balkans

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Today, we're taking a look at one of Europe's most beautiful and unique regions - The Balkans. From picturesque cities, villages, farmland, natural wonders, and more - this area is filled with sights that will take your breath away. We'll begin in one of the region's most important cities - the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, it's one of the continent's oldest cities and has a number of notable landmarks. Beograđanka (Belgrade Palace) is one of the city's most recognizable skyscrapers and rises high above the historic old town.


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Entire districts of the city are filled with commie blocks - these huge, repetitive apartment buildings often dominate the landscape around them.


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The Balkans are filled with picturesque farming villages for as far as the eye can see.


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The Balkans are known for their natural beauty as well - the stunning waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park are particularly impressive.

 

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Romania's Bran Castle is our next destination - this famed landmark is often associated with Dracula and many believed that he lived here at one point. Although there's little proof to support this - it could have been the home of Vlad the Impaler at one point.


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As we make our way south, we finally get our first view of the Mediterranean Sea - and we'll be stopping in Greece's Ano Symi for the night. This picturesque seaside village is filled with colorful buildings and is gaining a reputation as one of the area's most beautiful destinations.


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The tour concludes with a visit to one of the Mediterranean's most stunning destinations - Croatia's Dubrovnik. The walled old town was completed in the 16th century and is well known for its well preserved white stone buildings. With beautiful views of the Mediterranean from the city's riviera - any trip here is unforgettable.


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Previous Update: "Madrid"

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Really nice ! I want to bring my dalmatian to Dubrovnik and other places because it resides on the Dalmatia coast, where the Dalmatian breed came from. Call it a Dalmatian Pilgrimage *:rofl: 

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So, so good. Pure eye candy. Hard to say I have a favorite pic, but I really love the waterfalls and the little boardwalk running through them. :) 

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50 minutes ago, tariely said:

Thhat commie bloc mosaic is so (appallingly) well done...

Hehehehe - pretty much what I was thinking..... :D

Nice work @korver - thanks for sharing *:8)

 

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The commie blocks pic is what I desired my now-defunct CJ Tenements & Rust to become on its later stages, but never found that "grit magic" you undoubtedly gave to the picture. Amazing update overall!

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Please tell me the buildings you used in the lower right of the Greece shot are available somewhere!

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