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.

Birds Around our House

Turtle Dove
Serin, the wild canary
Young blackbird, already quite self-confident
Young coal tit -- the "pine" species
Eurasian collared dove

Croatian Holidays

Trogir (near Split) is an amazing and very romantic small town.
It is situated within a landscape of rocky shores
and pine woods.

The frequent use of lion symbols are connected
with Venice; Trogir was part of the Venetian
Empire for more than 360 years.
We took almost 1000 pictures

Don't miss the fruit market if you ever go there
Here, you will find homegrown products like
olive oil and honey

The boat was our bus, we took it almost every day
(to be continued...)