STATUS QUOtes — 20220630

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.” — Caecilius Statius

“A second chance is not a repeat of the first chance. A second chance is a moving forward to something new.” — Henry Cloud

“You know what really gives you satisfaction? Offering others what you have to give. I don’t mean money. I mean your time. Your concern. Your storytelling. It’s not so hard.” — Morrie Schwartz

“No job [or activity] is complete until the selfie is posted.” — Ashok Kallarakkal

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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Dubrovnik Croatia – Pearl of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik is sometimes referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” There does not seem to be a definitive explanation of how it acquired that moniker except that it has many attributes that are extraordinary.

Truth be told, I didn’t know precisely where Croatia was located other than it was in eastern Europe somewhere, but once I saw a few photographs, I was hooked. It took three years to finally get there due to the pandemic, but I have to admit…it was well worth the wait.


map including Croatia and other eastern European countries

map courtesy of Mapsland star added by JBRish

Our Croatian adventure began in Dubrovnik; recently popularized as a location for portions of the series Game of Thrones. One of the main focal points for tourists visiting Dubrovnik is Old Town. During its early history, the city protected itself against invasion by building large walls around the perimeter. Today, walking “The Wall” is a very popular tourist activity.

The picture below, shows the wall surrounding the Old Town. Of course Dubrovnik is much more than just the walled section, but I would suggest that it should be high on the list of activities to consider.


elevated view of Old Town Dubrovnik and the wall

There are several entrances to Old Town, but the main entrance is located near the Pile Gate and, as design would dictate, perhaps the best stairway to the elevated city wall is located nearby.


Pile Gate entrance to Old Town


Stairway to The Wall

Another problem, if it can be called that, is when walking the wall it is hard to stop taking pictures. Every few steps a new scene is revealed that is just as picturesque as the last. Make sure to bring enough digital storage space or film to capture it all.


Beautiful scene of the all and the Adriatic Sea

For those in good health and who walk or hike regularly, the steep sections of the walk and stairs should not be too much of a challenge and the remarkable experience is rewarding.

Elevated on a steep western cliff and visible from various points, Ft. Lovrijenac (Fort St. Lawrence) stands as one of the major landmarks. A visit to the fort is included as part of admission to the Old Town wall. Read more about the fort HERE


Fort Lovrijenac

The picture below provides some perspective regarding the distance from the city wall to Fort Lovrijenac.


Fort Lovrijenac and part of the old city wall

The orange tiled roofs of nearly all of the buildings in Old Town form a colorful backdrop for many of the prominent landmarks such as the Jesuit Church Of St. Ignatius rising above the nearby structures.


Jesuit Church Of St. Ignatius

For the alert visitor, views along the wall prove themselves postcard-worthy.


View through one of the openings in the wall

As the walkway meanders around the perimeter, there are occasional downward paths that provide a respite from the steps and uphill areas.


Downward path view of the Adriatic

From a start at the Pile Gate and coming down the home stretch, the bell tower of the Dominican Monastery and the protected harbor of Old Town come into view.


the Dominican Monastery and Old Town harbor

There is much more to report in following posts about Dubrovnik and the Old Town especially the juxtaposition of views from the wall and the streets of the ancient city.

STATUS QUOtes — 20220628

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Life is a sum of all your choices. So, what are you doing today?” — Albert Camus

“I can’t sing. I can’t dance. I’m kind of lousy at Trivial Pursuit. At some point, it’s wasted energy to lament. Double down on things you do well instead.” — Jim VandeHei

“Sometimes it’s quite a relief to have something trivial to worry about.” — Arthur C. Clarke

“Before choosing a child’s name, consider the husband or wife who will later whisper it.” — Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220626

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The business of life is the acquisition of memories.” — Downton Abbey via Mr. Carson

“Since 1954, the raw speed of computers, as measured by the time it takes to do an addition, increased by a factor of 10,000. That means an algorithm that once took 10 minutes to perform can now be done [more than] 15 times a second.” — Maurice Wilkes, 2019

“You don’t need an entire garden bed, to notice the beauty of a flower.” — Nikki Rowe

“If you don’t believe in the innate unreasonableness of human beings, just try raising children.” — Thomas Sowell

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220624

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A plan relieves you of the torment of choice.” — Saul Bellow

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” — Tom Hiddleston

“Never apologize for not letting people cross your boundaries.” — Dr. Dennis Walker

“I’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.” — Erma Bombeck

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220622

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen

“Some people must dream broadly and guilelessly, if only to balance those who never dream at all.” — Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

“Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.” — William Penn

“I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.” — Marsha Doble

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220620

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“That is a trick of human nature. We get used to things.” — R.J. Palacio

“One of the pervasive risks that we face in the information age is that even if the amount of knowledge in the world is increasing, the gap between what we know and what we think we know may be widening.” — Nate Silver

“What does not engage our feelings does not long engage our thoughts either.” — Lou Andreas-Salomé

“First of all, I choose the great roles and if none of these come along, I choose the mediocre one, and if they don’t come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.” — Michael Caine

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220618

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The brief moment of silence when you drive under an overpass on a rainy day.” — Nancy Vu

“There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified and new prejudices to be opposed.” — Samuel Johnson

“I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution.” — Shaquille O’Neal

“Your favorite kind of cake can’t be birthday cake, that’s like saying your favorite kind of cereal is breakfast cereal.” — Aziz Ansari

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220616

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“It was enough just to sit there without words.” — Louise Erdrich

“Choosing to be curious is choosing to be vulnerable because it requires us to surrender to uncertainty. We have to ask questions, admit to not knowing, risk being told that we shouldn’t be asking, and, sometimes, make discoveries that lead to discomfort.” — Brené Brown

“If it entertains you now but will bore you someday, it’s a distraction. Keep looking.” — Naval Ravikant

“Technology is a strange thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.” — Carrie Snow

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20220614

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Thoughts don’t become things; thoughts ARE things.” — Eric Micha’el Leventhal

“The most important battles must be fought anew each day. Exercising today does not render tomorrow’s workout unnecessary. Supporting your spouse today does not mean you can mail it in tomorrow. Learn to love the endless nature of things and life gets easier.” — James Clear

“So true is that unnatural generally means only uncustomary, and that everything which is usual appears natural.” — John Stuart Mill

“Some people have such good taste they can’t enjoy anything.” — Marty Rubin

 

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“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.””
— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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