Thru The Lens: Ohrid

Ohrid is the stuff of fairy tales I say.

The walled old town of Ohrid sits on the eastern shores of Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. The UNESCO recognized site is the most popular destination in the country and for good reason. The picture perfect lake is ringed by mountains and the old town rises along the slope of a hill from the lake on up to the dominating Samuil’s Fortress. Putting the beauty of this place into words is beyond my writing skills so I’m going to let the pictures do the work ๐Ÿ™‚

Practical Info Ohrid 3.5 hours away from the capital Skopje. There is a small airport with regular flights to many European cities during the summer. The official currency is the denar (MKD). The exchange to the euro can be found here.

The setting sun behind the main square.

The setting sun behind the main square.

Sunset

Sunset

Fisherman ply the waters at sunset.

Fisherman ply the waters at sunset.

Tourists return to town after a sunset cruise.

Tourists return to town after a sunset cruise.

The Church of St John at sunset.

The Church of St John at sunset.

The church of St John

The church of St John

Autumn is here. Winter is coming.

Autumn is here. Winter is coming.

Where east meets west.

Where east meets west.

A lonely fishing boat.

A lonely fishing boat.

A local fisherman and his cat.

A local fisherman and his cat.

The view from near the church of St John

The view from near the church of St John

The church of St John

The church of St John

The northern view from Samuil's Fortress

The northern view from Samuil’s Fortress

The southern view from Samuil's Fortress

The southern view from Samuil’s Fortress

St Panteleimon Monastery

St Panteleimon Monastery

The north gate of the walled city

The north gate of the walled city

A ruined building inside the walled city.

A ruined building inside the walled city.

The church of St John

The church of St John

Our friendly boat captain.

Our friendly boat captain.

The Macedonian flag

The Macedonian flag

Awesome sunsets are the norm in Ohrid.

Awesome sunsets are the norm in Ohrid.

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