Golubac Fortress

It dates back to the 14th century. It lies at the eastern end of a large lake  on the Danube in Serbia. Romania is on the other side. It has a long history of military conflicts. Until recently the road (I couldn’t call it a highway) went in one gate and out the other. Recently a tunnel was built to bypass it. Here’s our guide. He was pretty good – didn’t talk too much. He was dressed in a Serbian costume from the Ottoman times.

Cannon Balls. The bigger ones were well over a foot in diameter:

Can you see that rock in the water at the top right of the photo. That’s what Golubana was supposed to be tied to. Click the link at the bottom of the pictures to read about who she was.

In the picture above you can see the gate that used to be the main road. Big trucks had a hard time.

The fortress guarded the entrance to the Djerdap Gorge. That link will preview tomorrow’s post.

I got yesterday’s strip and today’s out of order. This one should have been posted yesterday. Hey, I’m old.

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