Just the Pictures (Macedonia) Steps leading to the Upper Gate in Ohrid. View of Ohrid (the newer part of town) from the Upper Gate. The city wall of Ohrid at the Upper gate. The bell tower for the Church of St. Bogorodica Perivlepta. The Church of St. Bogorodica Perivlepta (also known as the “Mother of God Perivleptos Church”), which was built in 1295 AD. The Antique Theater in Ohrid. The old town of Ohrid next to Lake Ohrid. The church at the Monastery of Saints Pantelimon and Plaosnik. Another view of the church at the Monastery of Saints Pantelimon and Plaosnik. The opposite side of the Monastery of Saints Pantelimon and Plaosnik. Mosaic where the old basilica used to be at the Monastery of Saints Pantelimon and Plaosnik. Another mosaic found at the site of the old basilica. Dog on the trail to the Church of St. John the Theologian at Kaneo. Flowers found on the trail. Church of St. John the Theologian at Kaneo, a 13th-century AD church built on a cliff overlooking Lake Ohrid. Looking down at the water of Lake Ohrid from the Church of St. John the Theologian at Kaneo. Looking up at the Church of St. John the Theologian at Kaneo. The Kaneo Settlement – the old quarter for poor fisherman. View of the old town of Ohrid next to the lake. Another view of the old town and the lake. The Church of Saint Sophia, an 11th-century AD church. Closeup view of the Church of Saint Sophia. Looking at the arched colonnade from the Church of St. Sophia. Two swans swimming in Lake Ohrid. Samuil’s Fortress with the Macedonian flag. View of the inside of Samuil’s Fortress, which was the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire, during the rule of Samuil in the Middle Ages. Looking at the new part of Ohrid from the fortress. View of Samuil’s Fortress from the northeast tower. View of Lake Ohrid and the old town from the fortress. The Macedonian flag seen from the towers at the entrance to Samuil’s Fortress. The Church of Saint Sophia (seen from the front of the building). A dilapidated home that is out of place in the old town of Ohrid (which is mostly full of well-maintained, beautiful structures). Looking up at two buildings that exhibit Ohrid traditional architecture (the one on the left is the House of the Robev family). Looking straight on at the facade of the House of the Robev family. St. Bogorodica Bolnička Church. The “Down Gate” in the old town of Ohrid. Swan and boats in Lake Ohrid. The boardwalk connecting the Kaneo Settlement with the old town of Ohrid. The House of the Kanevce family (another example of Ohrid traditional architecture). Statue of Saint Naum. Statue of Saint Clement. The main promenade in Ohrid. Family of swans in Lake Ohrid. Boat in Lake Ohrid. The waterfront promenade in Ohrid. Bottle of Macedonian wine made from Syrah grapes. Lake Ohrid seen from the beach at St. Naum Monastery. St. Naum Monastery. Male peacock at the monastery. Peacock next to the church (which has the tomb of St. Naum) in St. Naum Monastery. The church in St. Naum Monastery with the Galičica Mountains in the background. The church (on the left) and the chapel (on the right) in the monastery. Another view of the church and the chapel inside St. Naum Monastery. Boat on the beach by St. Naum Monastery. The Galičica Mountains seen while hiking in Galičica National Park. Another view of the Galičica Mountains. The springs near the St. Naum Monastery. The Church of St. Athanasius. Inside the Church of the Mother of God (with a freshwater spring pool in the center). Boat docked at the port next to St. Naum Monastery. Peacock standing tall at the beach next to the monastery. The Small St. Clement Church in the old town of Ohrid. The ancient theater at Heraclea Lyncestis – an ancient Greek city that was founded by Philip II of Macedon in the middle of the 4th-century BC. View of columns still standing at Heraclea Lyncestis. The ruins of the thermae at Heraclea Lyncestis. Columns between the Great Basilica and the Episcopal residence at Heraclea Lyncestis. Mosaic of a deer having its intestines ripped out under a pomegranate tree. Another mosaic, of a lion going after a cow (found in Heraclea Lyncestis). Street and sewage system (between the ruins of the courtroom and the thermae) at Heraclea Lyncestis. The old House of the Army (Oficerski) in Bitola. The Catholic Church seen from Shirok Sokak (the pedestrian promenade). Statue of Phillip II on horseback, located in Magnolia Square. Yeni Mosque. Advertisement of Marilyn Monroe drinking a Coca-Cola (found in Bitola). Inside the Covered Bazaar in Bitola. Isak Mosque. Interesting building found in Bitola. Back street in Bitola. Bridge over the Dragor River (with “Welcome to Bitola” flags that look an awful lot like Tibetan Buddhist flags when viewed from a distance). Inside the Old Bazaar (with more “Welcome to Bitola” flags). An interesting motor vehicle built with a table saw in front – I imagine some inbred serial killer like Leatherface would drive something like this. The Clock Tower in Bitola. The Church of St. Demetrius, which was built in 1830 AD. The Baptismal Font for the Church of St. Demetrius. Another view of Shirok Sokak. Old building found along Shirok Sokak in Bitola. Bottle of Macedonian white wine made from Smederevka grapes.