Ancient and Modern, Side by Side
Split, Croatia, is a seaside metropolis where the Roman emperor Diocletian retired circa 305 AD. Nowadays, his former palace serves as a popular tourist destination . . . Pictured here is one of the many archways leading into Diocletian’s Palace. Sidewalks cafes, giftshops, and tourists abound in this plaza, surrounded on all sides by the…
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
In central Croatia, not far from the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, one finds Plitvice Lakes National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is prized for its 300 square km of radiant natural beauty. Formed over millenia by the confluence of above-ground and subterranean rivers, the interaction of water with limestone, moss, algae, and bacteria…
We’ve been back in the US for a few days now, but I’m certainly glad to have photographic evidence of our time abroad. Otherwise, I might be tempted to think that it was all just one beautiful dream. A narrow passageway in Zadar, Croatia. A doorway in Zadar. Two children playing amongst some Roman ruins…
Croatia, Continued . . .
Sunshine, seaside, church steeples, and . . . sheep?! Welcome to Croatia.
Roaming the Streets of Rovinj, Croatia
Between May and September, tourists flock to the Istrian Peninsula to witness firsthand the charming seaside villa of Rovinj (population: 13,500). A little trivia for the history buffs out there: Rovinj’s population had an Italian majority until the Paris Peace Treaty of 1947, at which point the region became part of Yugoslavia. After the switch,…