Sunday, August 3, 2014

Blue Port -- A Magic Night

It started with the blue goals during the World Championship of Football in 2006. On a number of buildings, blue goals of fluorescent lamps were installed by the light artist Michael Batz. This was celebrated enthusiastically by the public. Sponsored by companies, Hamburg has carried out more events during 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 for the fourth time. The dream-like atmosphere is best when the activities end, most people go home -- we walked the place from midnight to 3 in the morning. Don't ask me how tired we were when we came home! It was the magic of this event that kept us going. Miraculously.

Last order? Not yet.

Alle Bilder sind mit meiner Panasonic DMC-FZ30 gemacht, dem alten Schätzchen; ich habe ein Stativ benutzt und 1 oder 2 Sekunden belichtet.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Medieval Stone Carving



A great deal of these carvings was taken from the door of the St. Laurent Cathedral in Trogir; some were seen at the doors of ordinary Trogir houses.

Meals and Goodies

The food market of Trogir
Cevapcici with mangold
Mixed fish

Mixed meat -- the flower is an onion

Pancakes -- sure I put on

Weather Chronicle

Trogir, Croatia -- a place of many weathers, at least in June 2014

Golden evening light on the rocky islands

The water level is hardly ever so high in summer, said the waiter
Got caught in a café

Even long after the storm

Hours later
The next one coming?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Split -- the Roman Emperor's Palace

Oh! Roman Soldiers in today's Croatia?
They are watching the "Golden Gate" of the ancient palace
of Emperor Diokletian.
The cellars of this palace have survived
and can be visited. Their main purpose
was to form a plain level for the palace.
The Peristyl

A reconstruction of the original Palace site
The "Silver Gate" to the eastern side

Down in the "cellars of Diocletian"

Ruins of the sea front, the emperor must have
had a splendid view from his palace

In the cellars, an exhibition of modern sculptures
is shown

The amazing stone blocks of the construction have been left in place only in the outer walls and basement of the palace. Within, the medieval town of Split was built and inhabited by people who came as refugees from other places. More informations on the site of Unesco World Heritage.