The River Duchess docked in Vukovar.
Outdoor Market in Vukovar
Stopped here on our way to Osijek. There were plenty of people about, just not in this photo.
Dangers still remain from the war in the nineties. This sign was in a field by the roadside next to some other fields that had been cleared of mines. There are still a large number of fields in the region that need to be cleared.
The walled fortress (Tvrđa) around the old town in Osijek
Osijek is the 4th largest city in Croatia and the capital of the province of Slavonia.
Osijek Walled Fortress
Poppies grow everywhere in this part of Europe, even fortress walls.
The central square in Osijek.
An important government building judging by the entry.
A nice small church inside the city walls. Originally built as a monastery by the Franciscans in the 1700's.
House where we had our home hosted lunch. Lunch started with slivovitz (plum brandy) followed by chicken soup, fresh lettuce (from the garden above) and chicken with rice and potatoes. I now have a great recipe for potatoes.
House next to our lunch hosts house. The owners have not returned and the house remains as it was after the war.
The White Cross
A monument to the the Croatian War of Independence at the port in Vukovar. Vukovar has the dubious distinction of being the city in which the war began. Serbian troops laid siege for three months, destroying 90% of the buildings and killing thousands.
Many war damaged buildings in Vukovar are still unrepaired. This building has a new roof but little else.
This damaged building next to a cafe has some flower boxes in the window.
Restored buildings next to some unrepaired buildings. The secong building from the right has the first floor repaired but not the second floor.
Vukovar Water Tower
Heavily damaged in the war, it has been preserved unrepaired as a symbol of the town's suffering.