Rainy day reflections, Zagreb, 2007

Mannequin Monday 11

It’s summer’s dog days, a perfect time for Mannequin Monday to make some time for reflection.

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Mali Losinj, Croatia, from the bay

Mali Lošinj Revisited, from Afar

The quiet island town of Mali Lošinj, Croatia: a brief look back.

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Trg Republike at dusk, Split, Croatia

Trg Republike, Split, Croatia (Pic du Jour)

A quiet moment on this large square surrounded on three sides by attractive neo-Renaissance buildings known as the Prokurative. With a population nearing 200,000 –its metropolitan area is home to about 350,000– Split is the largest city on the Dalmatian coast and the second-largest city in Croatia. Split, Croatia, 12-Feb-2008

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Motovun, Croatia

Istria, Inland – Pic du Jour

View east towards the Mirna River valley from the hilltop village of Motovun on Croatia’s Istrian peninsula. Here’s a post about this fabulous village of about 500 from the fall of 2008.

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Croats vote for EU accession – euro | topics

Croats vote to join the EU, but the romance is long gone. A quick rundown of some press reaction is here, via eurotopics: Croats vote for EU accession.

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Cablegate in the Balkans – And the winner is:

Croatia, apparently. [NOTE: New link to cablegate site is http://213.251.145.96/cablegate.html ] Of the 251,287 secret US Embassy cables which Wikileaks began making public yesterday, 2,053 relate to Croatia, according to the ‘Cables by Country‘ graphic on Wikileaks Cablegate website. Bosnia & Hercegovina is next at 1,419, followed by Serbia & …

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No more free wifi at Zagreb Airport.

Just thought someone, somewhere, might find that tidbit useful.

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Susak Notebook

Dolphins as PR/tourism icon are everywhere in Mali Lošinj. So it made my day to see a school of 10 or so during a relatively brief boat ride to Susak, a small island about 10 nautical miles southwest of Mali Lošinj. Only about 200 people live on the island year …

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May pic(k)s

This is the Pula Arena (or amphitheatre, or coliseum), in the Istrian city of Pula, Croatia. Built in the 1st C. AD, it’s the sixth largest of 200 surviving Roman arenas. The last time I visited here was 32 years ago. Well maintained these days, at its peak it was …

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Hotel Apoksiomen, Mali Losinj, Croatia, from the bay

35 second Hotel Apoksiomen (Mali Lošinj) Advisor

Casual semi-stateliness, port-side. Nicely done.

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