Friday 15 November 2019

Balkan Travel Pt 8: [North Macedonia] Ohrid Photo Gallery

This was the response by my Macedonian tour guide when I told her I like Skopje very much. "If you think Skopje is nice wait till you visit Ohrid".
I finally got to visit Ohrid, walked its streets, visited its market, hung out at its lake shore square, stared into its shimmering blue lake and even dined in its restaurant. Having done that I came to a conclusion that I still prefer Skopje. I believe that's the reason why the prose “Beauty Lies In The Eyes Of The Beholder",a paraphrase which was first used by an author called Margaret Wolfe Hungerford' holds true and is ever popular.
Putting my personal preference aside, Ohrid as a whole is a serene and charming city and there is actually a lot to Ohrid which makes it deserving of a visit. According to archaeological surveys, Ohrid is one of Europe’s oldest human settlements. Its main attraction, Lake Ohrid which is said to be more than 3 million years old is the oldest and one of the deepest (288 meters) lakes in Europe. The city's historical setting is well preserved and both Ohrid and its lake have earned a spot in the list of 'Cultural and Natural UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Ohrid was the second and also the last Macedonian city I visited for this Balkan trip.

Ohrid Photo Gallery
Ohrid Lake shore lined with restaurants and cafes
Ohrid lies on the hilly shores of Lake Ohrid
Beautiful swans swimming in Lake Ohrid which is also one of the most biodiverse freshwater bodies of water in the world with over 200 endermic species of floras and faunas.
 Catcher Of A Cross Monument aka Epiphany Day Memorial at the edge of Lake Ohrid

Monuments of Saints Cyril and Methodius @ the lake shore square facing Lake Ohrid.
Pretty garden facing Lake Ohrid
Heart shaped Garden Prop near Lake Ohrid
Residence by the lake shore
Ohrid residential landscape 
Monument to St. Naum at Ohrid lake shore square
Pizzeria & Restaurant Luna where I took my lunch
A simple western meal I had at Pizzeria & Restaurant Luna 
 Street in Ohrid
A boutique in Ohrid
Shops at Old Bazaar
Shop At Old Bazaar Ohrid
Ohrid Market
Ohrid Market 
Piazza della Fontana on the main square of Ohrid.
Ali Pasha Mosque, an old mosque in Ohrid that was built in 1573.
Entrance into Ali Pasha Mosque
 Cobblestone paved Street In Ohrid
Street at Old Bazaar Ohrid

A vintage building in Ohrid
Shopping Street in Ohrid
Stall selling handicrafts on street in Ohrid

 Shopping Street In Ohrid
 Shopping Street In Ohrid

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Balkan Travel Pt 1: [ Romania] Bucharest Sightseeing
Balkan Travel Pt 2: [Romania] Bucharest Walking Tour
Balkan Travel Pt 3: [Romania] Peles Castle , Dracula's Castle & Romanian Scenery
Balkan Travel Pt 4: Bulgaria Attractions
Balkan Travel Pt 5: [Bulgaria] Sofia Attractions
Balkan Travel Pt 6: [North Macedonia] Skopje A City Of Mutifarious Statues
Balkan Travel Pt 7: [North Macedonia] Memorable Moments In Skopje
Balkan Travel Pt 8: [North Macedonia] Ohrid Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Pt 9: [Albania] Glimpses Of Albania and Its Capital City Tirana
Balkan Travel Pt 10: [Albania] Walking Tour Of Tirana
Balkan Travel Pt 11: Montenegro Scenic Drive
Balkan Travel Pt 12: The Charms Of Koto Montenegro
Balkan Travel Pt 13: [Montenegro] The Old Town Of Kotor Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Part 14: [Croatia] The Charms Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Pt 15: [Croatia] The Old Town Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Part 16: [Croatia] The Elaphiti Islands Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Part 17: [Croatia] Plitvice National Park Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Part 18: [Croatia] Rastoke Villagel

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