This is the first picture I have taken of Split, Croatia.
We landed on the pier at Split and was surprised by the stunning beauty of the place.
I was immensely happy that we have chosen the right place to stay for a couple of days.
There was so much to see and experience at Split, a place which I first thought we should ignore and just go straight to Dubrovnik.
This week’s DP photo challenge is Happy Place.
I am happy that we finally decided to stay for a couple of days at Split, Croatia before we made our way to Hvar, Dubrovnik and beyond.
Split was having a festival and the whole town was out there on the seaside promenade celebrating.
It was jovial and the photo can attest to this!
We stayed in a hotel overlooking the sea and the Dubrovnik castles while we were there.
Everyday, we didn’t stay too long in our rooms, as obviously the outside is a lot more attractive.
However, every morning we have breakfast, we enjoyed the fantastic views of the sea and the castles.
The parapet of the restaurant was a boundary between good food and the good views!
Never will I forget the good days I have on Hvar Island, Croatia.
It was always sunny. You always see the blue sky and wherever you look, there is the enchanting deep blue Adriatic sea.
On a good day, we hiked up to the Spanish Fortress. There were a lot to see and photograph even before we reached the fortress.
Overlooking from the fortress, there was a panoramic view in front of us.
Gazing downward, the city center on Hvar was just like a toy city. Further out, there was a string of green islands.
It was one of the best views I ever had!
This week’s DP challenge is Under Your Feet.
We had a good time on Hvar Island, Croatia.
Everyday, we walked upon limestone pavement on the seaside promenade.
It is interesting that the pavements are all paved in limestone blocks ( some said it was marble).
Here is a photo showing how the pavement looks, with a little cute puppy resting on it. To add to the otherwise plain background, I have got some pretty flowers.
The one below shows a bigger dog, walking slowly under the sun, by the sea.
The sun was fierce and he was sweating and panting. The picture, however, is a bit monotonic.
One of the most memorable things in Croatia must be the sea at Croatia.
The deep blue Adriatic sea captured my heart when we were there.
The sea was so charming that I spent hours and hours by the sea, watching ships and smaller vessels mainly.
There was good sunshine in the coastal areas of Croatia and the sea was just a reflection of the clear and blue sky.
The first picture was taken in Split. Gazing out from the shore, I saw this cruise liner which seemed to be the only thing which separates the sea from the sky.
We spent a few days on the island of Hvar ( on the second picture) where I felt completely relaxed.
The sea was just everywhere and I like watching yachts and sea gulls flying past.
I think I could stay on the island forever!
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I like the houses at Dubrovnik – all of them having terracotta roofs, quite uniform albeit a bit cluttered together.
In our walk on the walls of Dubrovnik, we came across some old and broken buildings – which presumably were damaged in the Civil War of the last century.
For reasons unknown to me, they were not rebuilt.
I took the opportunity of photographing them, as a reminder of how ugly a civil war can be.
One photo shows the close up view while the other one gives a general idea of the setting.
Please enjoy :-)