Tag Archives: Croatia

Ancient Recycling in Zadar, Croatia

In times gone by, builders often recycled materials from previous structures in their own projects. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the Church of St Donat in Zadar, Croatia. St Donat (which coincidentally is circular, like a donut) was … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #13: Water

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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Dvigrad Ghost Town, Croatia

Visiting Dvigrad was a bit of a happy accident for us. We were travelling through Croatia, from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Pula, to see the Roman amphitheatre there, when Rich noticed a small aside in our guidebook about an … Continue reading

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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Founded in 1949, it’s easy to see why Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes was the first National Park in all of Southeast Europe. It’s also no surprise that it became one of the earliest natural landscapes placed on the UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Pula’s Roman Arena

Maybe it’s because I wrote a blog about the Croatian town of Pula this time last week, that my mind went straight back there when I saw this week’s Photo Challenge themes. The Pula Arena is the sixth largest Roman … Continue reading

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The Cranes of Pula

On July 30th I awoke and looked out at the horizon from my hotel room in Pula, Croatia. The sun wasn’t quite up and the cranes across the harbour were silhouetted against a sky threatening rain. The previous evening the … Continue reading

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