spectacularly situated on the fjord-like Boka Kotorska, beneath and surrounded
by massive fortifications built during the Venetian Period (1420-1797 with
intermittent Ottoman occupation). During the nineteenth century Kotor was ruled
by the Hapsburgs and the NapoleonicKingdom of Italy, then was captured by the
British and eventually restored to the Hapsburgs. After World War I, during
which Kotor had been one of the three main ports of the Austro-Hungarian Navy, all
of Montenegro became part of
Charlene Brown is a Canadian painter who started writing about painting trips during the ten years she and her husband lived in Dubai. The Gulf Weekly began publishing her accounts of painting trips in that part of the Arabian peninsula -- then said they might consider other countries, even such exotic locations as Canada! She had written about painting trips in over twenty countries by the time her husband retired and they returned to Canada to live.