Game of Thrones and Dubrovnik have been closely connected ever since the second season of the HBO serial was filmed in the city. From the cobbled stone streets, the ancient fortresses, Adriatic Sea, churches and monuments and even local islands, Dubrovnik featured as King’s Landing at the very heart of the serial for seven years. Souvenir shops, tours and various other Game of Thrones themed projects have sprung up over the years and a huge number of fans visit the city to get up close and personal with the backgrounds that have had them glued to their screens. American tourists were the second most numerous in Dubrovnik last year, and for sure one of the main motivations was to see King’s Landing.
Social media is jammed packed with images from GOT fans throughout the summer season but few have gone to the lengths that Albert Palic from Zagreb has gone to. Using photos from the actual serial he has blended the actual locations in Dubrovnik with images from the serial and the results are absolutely stunning. Although a huge amount of CGI work was added to the historic fortifications of Dubrovnik these images from Palic highlight just how compatible GOT and Dubrovnik were.
“I recorded a similar project in Zagreb City and so I decided on this topic, I blended the project with a holiday and finally it turned out to be a great story that delighted social networks and various media,” commented Palic for The Dubrovnik Times. This talented Zagreb photographer took the ten most iconic moments from Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik and produced “Game of Thrones – Then and Now.” And whilst many similar photos have been seen already none capture the city and the most popular serial ever made in such a spectacular manner.
Check out the Game of Thrones and Dubrovnik locations gallery from Albert Palic.