Today is Big Friday, the beginning of the Easter weekend for the Orthodox Christian Church. A majority of the people of Kotor and Boka are members of the Orthodox faith. For them, Easter is just as, if not more, important as Christmas.
Another large cruise ship arrived this morning. The arrival may well have been scheduled for the Orthodox holiday.
You can see the village of Perast in the background. Perast was the site for the Venetian Naval Academy and played a strategic role in defending Boka Bay from the Turks.
The walk to Stari Grad along the Bay is always a good experience. One important symbol of the area I have discussed is the olive tree. This image is of a small olive tree that grows through a stone wall. It appears that the wall may have been built around it.
If you look carefully, you can see a small section of the tree trunk at the base of this side of the wall.
Here is a closer look at the cruise ship that arrived earlier today. There is a smaller cruise ship in front of it at the same pier. This smaller ship can accommodate several hundred passengers. It appears tiny in comparison with the larger ship.
Here is a closer look at the larger ship.
And the cafe business seems to be booming.
Charles (Karlo) Baker-Clark
I am a university professor with interests in the relationship of food and culture. I am also a Fulbright Scholar and will deploy to Montenegro in September, 2014 where I will collaborate in teaching and learning about food and culture as well as food tourism. This blog is dedicated to sharing my experiences in Montenegro with you. It is also dedicated to my son Chad who mixes artistry and savvy in teaching people how to bake bread and make pizza.
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