One of the fun parts of this adventure, at least for us, is to explore an area without any particular destination in mind and see what we could find. Today was one of those days. Using the front of our apartment building as a starting point, we began walking a spiral and quickly came across the following "interesting" sights;
The Candy Bar.
Down a non-descript alley-way, we came across the Candy Bar. The inside was decorated like the hold of an ancient cargo ship. At least three dozen wooden barrels lined the walls and center aisle of the store, along with at least 18 treasure chests mounted on the walls. Every one of these containers exhibited different candies. Of course, we could not leave without our own care package.
The next stop was the Marin Drzica house. Born in 1508 to a family of merchants ( with 5 other brothers and 6 sisters) Drzica was appointed as one of two rectors of the All Saints Church (more commonly known as the Domino church) in 1526. Later on, he was made an organist at St. Mary's cathedral. The house that we visited was not the one in which he was born, rather it was where he lived as rector of the Domino Church. Over the years, Drzica became an accomplished and well known poet and playwright, in addition to his duties as a cleric.
The next few pictures are examples of some of his written works.
As we traveled around the old town of Dubrovnik, we came across a lot renovation work.