Those who visit my blog regularly have noticed that Monday is my virtual travel day. This time I want to show you a small town in Austria known as Sankt Wolfgang in Salzkammergut region. The photos were taken some years back at the time when I still hadn’t discovered my passion for photography.
Some of you have probably noticed that I picked Monday as my virtual travel day to mitigate the dreadful effects of going back to work. Today I am taking you to Istria – Croatia, to a journey that happened 11 years ago.
This was my first and most memorable encounter with Istria. One of Croatia’s most beautiful regions is a peninsula situated at less than half hour drive from Italy. The architecture, street signs in Italian, cuisine, culture, everything there reminds of Italy which makes Istria my favourite part of the country next to Dubrovnik where I grew up.
The gallery is made of technically lacking photographs, but they have a sentimental value for me, and I thought it would be interesting to show you some bits and pieces of my country.
Listen to Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica playing Croatian Rhapsody for you.
A church tower at Buje, Istria
A house at Groznjan
Hum, the smallest town in the world with a population of 17 souls
A few years ago in January I spent five amazing days on this Mediterranean island that was a delight in every respect. The weather was clement with temperatures averaging 20 degrees Celsius, and the sky treated us to the most spectacular sunsets. Even though it is one of the smallest countries in the world with the smallest capital in the EU, Malta gives you a taste of an extraordinarily rich history and cultural variety. The first in the series of photos from Malta was taken from the Valletta bastions. The view opens to Marsamxett Harbour with Manoel Island featuring a fort by the same name. I found the sky and the vast view captivating and decided to savour the place slowly without rushing to visit every tourist attraction listed in the guidebook.
During our stay there we were lucky to meet our Maltese friend, a Knight Of Malta, who showed us a few secret spots on the island, some of which I will share with you in my next Malta post.
The bellow button will take to the wondrous world of traditional Maltese music.
During my July holiday I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the splendid town of Vicenza in northern Italy whose beauty and elegant charm have left me marvelled.
The first night offered a quieter and less crowded edition of the place as many cafes and restaurants are closed on Mondays. I went for a stroll within the Basilica’s arcades and took a glimpse of modern shops at the piazza looking through one of famous Palladian windows. At the edges of the window you can see some modern installations for sunshades that would be open and ready again for Tuesday crowds.
Ancient to modern… the old world adjusted to our “modern” needs. Is it always a good idea??
Give a click to the bellow link to enjoy a beautiful piece of music by Ludovico Einaudi titled Walk.
I’ve just come back from my 12 day trip to Lombardy, Italy and though I have seen quite a few masterpieces on my way, both man and nature-made, I will have to go with Paris for this one. The bellow photo shows the rosetta window of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris. Hope to catch up with all of you soon. 🙂