Abandoned Hotel, Dubrovnik, Croatia
The water taxi left from the little harbour in the village and we waited in the already hot sunshine until it arrived at ten o’clock and then selected seats on the upper deck and sat and sweltered while we waited for it to leave.
Eventually the crew cast off and followed the coast towards the city and then we saw something unexpected and nothing like we had seen before on previous visits to Croatia, a string of war damaged bombed out hotels at regular intervals all the way to Dubrovnik. This we learned later was the legacy of an invasion by Montenegro during the secessionist wars of the 1990s.
Saw them when we did a boat trip from Dubrovnik to the next island. Such a sad history there. That trip was 8 or 9 years ago. Amazing they haven’t been torn down or repaired by now.
I read that it is all to do with compensation negotiations.