Climbing Above Kotor


Kotor Montenegro (85)

Kotor, Montenegro, is one of the most picturesque destinations I’ve ever had the privilege of photographing.  If the terra cotta roofs, tall church spires, outdoor cafés, and great architectural details aren’t enough for you, then try trekking to the fortifications that ring the city from above.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Just how high does this ring of fortification extend above Kotor?  Below is a nighttime view of the lighted walls, watchtowers, and forts that oversee this ancient city surrounded by high mountains.  The highest point is a climb of over 830 feet ((over 250 meters) along some very steep and treacherous footing and less-than-friendly stone steps.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Ursula and I didn’t make the trek all the way to the top, as it didn’t appear to me that the photographic opportunities were going to be appreciably better beyond the chapel located just under the halfway mark for the climb.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

We stopped at this point, marveled at the views, took some photos, gave some tips to other photographers, and headed back toward the Old Town.

But don’t feel the need to make this moderately difficult climb, as the images awaiting you inside the walled portion of Old Town Kotor are already reward enough.

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Now for today’s photo gallery.  Click on any image below to bring up the slideshow.

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