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Montenegro, September 2012

Bar, Montenegro

22nd-23rd September 2012

Looking towards the harbour in Bar. A pair of palm trees in the foreground.Looking towards the harbour in Bar. A pair of palm trees in the foreground.

Outside King Nikola's Palace.Outside King Nikola’s Palace. The palace was built in 1885 close to the seashore. The palace was a present from King Nikola to his daughter Princess Zorka and his son-in-law Prince Petar Karadordevic.

Steps leading to a doorway into the palace.Steps leading to a doorway into the palace.

The gardens of King Nikola's Palace.The gardens of King Nikola’s Palace.

Tony and Tatiana outside the palace.Tony and Tatiana outside the palace.

Tatiana sitting by an old canon in the palace gardens.Tatiana sitting by an old canon in the palace gardens.

Tall palm trees in the palace gardens.Tall palm trees in the palace gardens.

Old anchors and a ship's propeller. Palace gardens.Old anchors and a ship’s propeller. Palace gardens.

Tony and Tatiana standing by an old wizened-looking tree.Tony and Tatiana standing by an old wizened-looking tree.

Tony and Tatiana outside the stone walls of Stari Bar (Old Bar). Stari Bar is located on a hillside a few miles from the new city of Bar.Tony and Tatiana outside the stone walls of Stari Bar (Old Bar). Stari Bar is located on a hillside a few miles from the new city of Bar.

Outside a doorway in the old town walls. A winged lion carved into a stone above.Outside a doorway in the old town walls. A winged lion carved into a stone above.

A small Muslim cemetery. View of countryside beyond. Stari Bar.A small Muslim cemetery. View of countryside beyond. Stari Bar.

A mosque. Looking towards a minaret built into the side. Near the cemetery.A mosque. Looking towards a minaret built into the side. Near the cemetery.

Podgorica, Montenegro

Capital of Montenegro.

22nd-23rd September 2012

View across Republic Square in the centre of Podgorica. A fountain in the foreground.View across Republic Square in the centre of Podgorica. A fountain in the foreground.

Tony and Tatiana in front of the fountain.Tony and Tatiana in front of the fountain.

Another view across the square.Another view across the square.

Tony and Tatiana in a park by a seated statue of Petar Njegos.Tony and Tatiana in a park by a seated statue of Petar Njegos. He was an 18th century prince-bishop of Montenegro who transformed Montenegro from a theocracy into a secular state.

Outside a modern-looking glass-fronted office building with the Montenegrin flag flying above.Outside a modern-looking glass-fronted office building with the Montenegrin flag flying above.

Looking along a street. A water fountain in the foreground. A concrete tower block in the distance.Looking along a street. A water fountain in the foreground. A concrete tower block in the distance.

Outside St. George's Church (Crkva Svetog Ðorda). Restoration work is taking place and it's partially covered with scaffolding.Outside St. George’s Church (Crkva Svetog Ðorda). Restoration work is taking place and it’s partially covered with scaffolding. The church was built in the 10th century on the slopes of the Gorica hill. The current structure dates from the 16th century.

Tony and Tatiana in front of the church.Tony and Tatiana in front of the church.