Welcome to our new series. The Lens is the new name for The Friday Photo Project, a blog post that highlights a place with 3 separate images. The concept is still the same, we just think that the term “Lens” captures what the post is about more.
If you are visiting Kotor, Montenegro then the 3 images below will give you a sneak peek of what is in store for you.
We only had one day in Kotor, so I wanted to capture as much as possible in the little time we had. Kotor is Europe’s most southerly Fjord. If you come in by boat (like we did), you will feel like you are about to visit Norway not a country in Southern Europe.
As we walked around, I noticed lots of people walking up a steep street with very uneven paving. I found out that it led to an old mountain top fort that over-looked the whole Fjord. Never one to miss a photo opportunity, I slowly ascended the mountain. The result is what you see above.
Kotor has a rich history. It was first mentioned in 168 BC and was a settlement during Ancient Roman times. Many famous names have had an influence on Kotor: The Saracens, The Bulgarians, The Serbians, The Venetians and The Ottomans to name a few.
As you walk around Kotor’s wonderful streets, you will see some of their influences on the architecture, cuisine, and language of the city.
There is a real cafe culture in Kotor. We visited in Autumn and people were still sitting outside having their morning coffee’s or al fresco lunches. One of my favourite past times is to sit in a cafe watching the world go by. I hardly get the chance to do it at home, so when I am abroad, I take that chance whenever I can.
Even though we had a flying visit to Kotor, it left a positive impression on us. We would love to return one day to spend longer there.
Have you been to Kotor? Have we missed something out?
To all our readers and fellow bloggers. If you would like to take part in The Lens, please send us in 3 photos and a short story (about 300 words) of what the photos and place means to you. We would love to feature you! Please send to [email protected]