Dubrovnik, Croatia

Photos by Pat Tyler on Thursday, April 28th
and Gertrude Meyer on Sunday, May 8, 2005.

Photo by Pat Tyler

A Lush Garden Softens The Walls of the Fort.

The oleanders are busy budding their future pink blooms.

Photo by Pat Tyler

Pile Gate

Photo by Pat Tyler

Orange Trees

Photo by Gertrude Meyer

Ernst Meyer pauses on his way throught the Pile Gate.

The Pile Gate consists of outside and inside gates. The first with its Renaissance arch was built in the semicircular Pile Tower in 1537. The wooden draw-bridge was built over the moat at that time.

Photo by Pat Tyler

Meandering Path Between Gates

According to old chronicles, as far back as in 972, there has been some sort of fortification on this site to protect the only approach to the islet and the settlement on it. In 1461, the walls facing Pile were reinforced to double their previous size.

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