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PHOTOS: Grass grows on Dubrovnik’s famous stone-paved street Stradun 

A rare sight in Dubrovnik (Photos: Lajk Resotran)

DUBROVNIK, 7 April 2020 – A rare sight that residents in Dubrovnik can not remember happening before greeted locals this week on the city’s most famous street – Stradun. 

Dubrovnik streets, including the usually packed limestone-paved Stradun, have been empty these past two weeks as locals stay home to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The rest from thousands of footsteps has given nature an opportunity to take centre stage and grass is now growing between the polished stones.

“I do not ever remember grass growing on Stradun,” a local explains.

Grass on Stradun (Photo credit: Lajk Restoran)

A rare sight in Dubrovnik (Photo credit: Lajk Restoran

“This is a sign that better times will come. Because nature is fighting. It is a sign that after the rain comes the sun, that after sadness comes happiness … that after illness comes health. We’re in this together.”

Grass on Stradun (Photo credit: Lajk Restoran)

Two years ago, Stradun made it onto a list of ’25 incredible streets you must visit before you die’ published by leading UK newspaper The Telegraph. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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