Step it up…or down.From my Croatia Coach trip


While on my recent coach tour of Croatia,
I entered into a “competition” with one of the other tour party members.
This is the image that started it off.
We both, independently of each other, took the almost identical picture.
Game on…who could find the most interesting stairs.
This is the short staircase to the synagogue in Split, Croatia.
One of the oldest in Europe, it was built in the 16th century.


A guest house entrance in Split.
One of many similar staircases that I found during my walks


The rules of engagement were that the stairs had to lead somewhere.


Another early morning find.
I wanted to “win” so badly that I often got up at 04h30
 in order to find another set
Some steps were longer than others…


The entrance to a hostel in Mostar.
Not so much the stairs that attracted my attention as the graffiti on the walls


Old or modern…they all counted.
This from a building on the foreshore in Split


The morning after the night before?


Probably one of the saddest of the many that I photographed.
Amongst the bombed ruins in Mostar


Leading up to the door of a hotel tucked away in a back alley in Split


These iron balustrades could be found in
 almost every city that we visited


From Dubrovnick…Kings Landing


In order to find something different,
I often wandered around in the back streets and alleys.
Seeing that the walled cities are relatively small,
it is almost impossible to get lost


I am not certain which is older…
the steps or the plant.
One of the longest, at Lake Bled


I cannot remember where this was,
but it did qualify…
My favourite set of stairs.
And finally…in Budapest.
I never did discover what a privilege breakfast was.
Next time YOU are on a trip,
try to find something that will make your journey that little bit different.
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