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The word cobblestone comes from the English word ‘cob’ meaning something of a rounded shape. Cobblestones are thus rounded water-worn stones used to pave streets, initially set in sand and later mortar.

To me cobblestone paths equate to Europe, Rome especially. May be it is some of the movies I have seen of Romans galloping on horses, down cobbled streets. Apparently though, cobbled streets predate even Romans, to more ancient times, with cobblestones used widely all over the world to pave roads.

Cobblestone streets have an old world charm that tugs at your heart. Well, it tugs at mine. In Belgrade I got the opportunity to walk cobblestone paved paths to my heart’s content. Well, not entirely true since my heart longs to walk them some more. But for the time being at least I am content. 😉

© Shail Mohan 2022