Sunday, August 16, 2009

Colours of Croatia 1 - White

It is hard not to be dazzled by the colour white in Croatia, from the marble pavements of Dubrovnik, the marble palaces of Split, and the marble churches and cathedrals of Trogir. Indeed marble was transported from the Croatian island of Hvar to build the White House, USA.

What also is so striking, is the beauty and delicacy of the stonework - from winged lions to sulky cherubs to fragile flowers, the carving is intricately subtle...

Stone architecture from churches and cathedrals to tall Venetian style houses, loggias and Roman ruins plus forts and Medieval citadels will accost you wherever you turn...

The beauty of Croatia is absolutely pure and stunning in its impact- Photographs shown were taken in Split, Trogir, and Dubrovnik on the mainland, as well as the islands of Hvar and Korcula. What are the other colours in the upcoming series?? Blue and Green....

8 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Splendid pictures here! A wonderful collection of cultural depictions and some very vivid natural scenes!

Appreciate it!

koala said...

It's great that you have a holiday and can enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Europe.

kristine said...

i am a teensy bit jealous!! i really want to go to croatia.....looks amazing. nice post.

Regina said...

Awesome! Great shots and post.

Catherine said...

Hi Rakesh, koala,kristine andRegina..hope you manage to get to this wonderful place!!

Catherine said...

ps Kristine... i meant to say thanks for telling me about photoscape...have been happily creating collages ever since!!

jen laceda said...

I'm absolutely hoping to travel to Croatia. But unfortunately, because of current life situation, travel is on hold for me :(

Catherine said...

Jen - put the place on your wish list, and I really hope you can get back to travelling again very soon........