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UNESCO Ancient City of Nesebar 1 of 2

Friday, I headed about one and a half hours north to the UNESCO world heritage site – the ancient city of Nesebar.

There is a massive seawall that was constructed at the end of the 19th century.

According to my driver, this tiny little boat and its owner sailed solo around the world.

Reminds me of “the boy who cried wolf” – these are everywhere…  One sees them so often, it somewhat defeats the original intent, one might think…

Welcome to Nesebar!

…and across the causeway…  Nesebar!

Not much is known about this windmill, but it is thught to date somewhere between the 17th and 19th centuries.

“Situated on a rocky peninsula on the Black Sea, the more than 3,000-year-old site of Nessebar was originally a Thracian settlement (Menebria). At the beginning of the 6th century BC, the city became a Greek colony.

The city’s remains, which date mostly from the Hellenistic period, include the acropolis, a temple of Apollo, an agora and a wall from the Thracian fortifications.

Among other monuments, the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the fortress date from the Middle Ages, when this was one of the most important Byzantine towns on the west coast of the Black Sea.

Wooden houses built in the 19th century are typical of the Black Sea architecture of the period.”

[Source: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/217/]

…reminds me of being back in Mississippi!

…continues in next post

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...continued..   Yes, that is a 'beware of camel' sign... Despite the heat, it was a truly lovely day! Depending upon the weather, I may revisit Nesebar before I leave, this time going in to explore the city itself, as opposed to just what I could see from the air-conditioned…

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