Walking the wall question?

May 27th, 2008, 01:58 PM
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I built a small wall in my garden yesterday. Don't step on it though it will probably collapse.

But I guess Julie wasn't talking about that one either.

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May 27th, 2008, 02:08 PM
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PQ: "If it's Hadrian's wall then most of it is in ruins - you step over it

I spent most of a day looking for the Wall and never found it except some rubble so know where you are looking

Hardly true - and if you really spent a whole day looking for it, maybe you were in the wrong part of the country. The wall runs virtually right next to the B6318 for much of its length.






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May 27th, 2008, 02:43 PM
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If I could only see the writing on the wall.
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May 27th, 2008, 04:17 PM
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I'm assuming. like yorkshire, that you're referring to the wall in Dubrovnik?

If so, I agree with yorkshire's comments. It really doesn't matter where you start. There are plenty of places to rest, and the view is breathtaking from just about anywhere, so you'll stop a lot, anyway. Avoid the heat of the day if possible.
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May 27th, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Is Julie stone walling?
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May 27th, 2008, 08:30 PM
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Something there is that doesn't love a wall...
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Pink Floyd loves The Wall
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May 28th, 2008, 04:06 AM
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There's a Wall on Facebook - but you're supposed to write on that one, not walk!
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May 28th, 2008, 05:02 AM
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If she means the wall in Rhodes Old Town, no, it's not accessible right now, for renovation? reasons.
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May 28th, 2008, 05:26 AM
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You Fodorites are sooo great & I am such a posting idiot! After posting this question, I realized that I failed to enter "Dubrovnik" in the title & in the post! Sorry I didn't take the time to post a reply indicating the location of the "wall"! However, my lapse resulted in such a great thread - full of laughs. Thanks! Maybe I should have waited a while longer....just kidding.

Yes, we are going to Dubrovnik in November. Looks like yorkshire gave me the answer - doesn't matter where we climb the wall - lots of steps everywhere! Sorry to hear that, but climb we will anyway - just slowly - letting our old lungs catch up as we go.

Thanks for your great replies, Julie
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May 28th, 2008, 05:28 AM
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I thought they pulled down the Berlin Wall??
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I just got back from Dubrovnik. There are a lot of steps regardless of where you get on the wall or which direction you walk. They really aren't difficult, though. As someone else mentioned, you will be stopping often as you walk the wall as there are photo ops everywhere you look. Take your time, enjoy it and you will be fine!
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If you're walking UP the wall, it is wise to stop when you get to the ceiling. Continuing to walk across the ceiling is likely to cause extreme disorientation and could be dangerous. Just a helpful little hint.
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May 28th, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Are these witty quips driving you up the wall, JulieAgain ?

Walking the wall in Dubrovnik is a great and fun experience as others have attested. The scenery is wonderful and you can do it at your own pace with lots of places to stop and admire the views. Have fun.
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May 28th, 2008, 09:16 AM
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Julie, I just got back from a fabulous Croatia trip on the 17th. I walked the walls early, as soon as they opened at 9 AM, because there were THREE cruise ships in port and I wanted to walk at my leisure and not fight the crowds if possible. I started at the Ploce gate, while I think most people enter from the Pile gate on the opposite side (that's where the bus stop is). The benefit was that I was all alone for a good part of the walk and enjoyed the beautiful views and took many pictures.

There is also a nice little coffee bar on the oceanside where I stopped for an espresso and to write some postcards. As others have mentioned, there are also plenty of places to stop and rest.

The steepest part may be going up to the tower on the north side, but you don't have to go up it if you think it may be too much.

Have fun!
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May 29th, 2008, 06:55 PM
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Don't have time right now to re-read the posts, but did anyone mention the Great Wall? (of China, of course!)?

Thanks to those who have climbed the Dubrovnik wall (but not to the ceiling) for the good info. Appreciate that.

Now, to you other closet comedians! no you are not driving me up a wall - let's see how many you can keep coming?

Keep smiling, Julie
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May 29th, 2008, 07:06 PM
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You are a good sport JulieAgain!
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May 29th, 2008, 07:17 PM
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Well, how about, these people have me CRAWLING THE WALL!! and


Julie, you belong on the WALL OF FAME!

I think someone already mentioned the GRAFFITI WALL but let's hope your number isn't written on the BATHROOM WALL.
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May 30th, 2008, 03:08 AM
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or was it this wall??

Bin Laden's Great Wall

Three guys, a Canadian, Osama Bin Laden and Uncle Sam are out walking together one day. They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it. "I will give each of you one wish, that's three wishes total," says the Genie. The Canadian says, "I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will also farm. I want the land to be forever fertile in Canada." With a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' the land in Canada was forever made fertile for farming.

Osama Bin Laden was amazed, so he said, "I want a wall around Afghanistan, so that no infidels, Jews or Americans can come into our precious state." Again, with a blink of the Genie's eye, 'POOF' there was a huge wall around Afghanistan.

"Uncle Sam" (a former civil engineer), asks, "I'm very curious. Please tell me more about this wall." The Genie explains, "Well, it's about 15,000 feet high, 500 feet thick and completely surrounds the country; nothing can get in or out -- virtually impenetrable."

Uncle Sam says, "Fill it with water."

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