Monday, November 13, 2017

Macedonia

July 2nd - July 6th, 2017

We visited the Lake Ohrid area in the southwest corner of the country. It is very close to the boarder with Greece and Albania. To get there, we had to drive through from the northern boarder with Serbia. It was a beautiful drive. 



The city of Ohrid along the shore of Lake Ohrid. The lake is huge, completely surrounded by mountains.




House built in the traditional Macedonian style of architecture.




Street view in Ohrid.




A front yard in town. Looks good, but how long does it take to water all those plants?




Path along the shore of Lake Ohrid.




Church of St. Jovan of Kaneo




St Clement Church




The area around St. Clement Church is an archaeological dig site. This mosaic was discovered at the site.


 Tsar Samuil Fortress



View of Ohrid from the fortress.




The Monastery St. Naum.




The Springs of St. Naum.


Peacocks are everywhere at the monastery.




Baby peacock




The Stone Dolls of Kuklica. This was a strange place located in the beautiful Kriva River valley.




Local legend calls these two stone pillars the bride and groom.


 Kokino Observatory - A Bronze Age archaeological site with amazing views of the countryside.



The 4 stone seats where the summer solstice sunrise can be viewed.


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