Posts Tagged ‘split’

Evening in Diocletian’s Palace

Photo of the Day

A couple of men enjoy a warm September evening in the narrow alleys of Diocletian’s Palace in Split Croatia.

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Split Street Scene

Solin Roman Amphitheatre Ruins

I don’t think I’ll ever cease to be blown away by 2000-year-old structures, ruined or otherwise. The ruins of the Roman city of Solin near Split Croatia don’t disappoint. Okay, so it’s not quite 2000 years old, but it doesn’t matter to me.

The fact that these structures are still here for us to admire centuries later is such a joy. This amphitheatre is one of the better sights and it inspires your imagination to wonder what it would have looked like in its heyday.

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Solin Amphitheatre

Tango in Split

Today’s photo of the day comes via a surreal, but welcome surprise in Split, Croatia.

I had been out shooting in the evening light and was just about ready to head back to the hotel when the sound of tango music began echoing through the narrow alleys of Split’s Old Town. I followed the auditory trail into Diocletian’s Palace where, much to my delight, I came upon the sight of more than a dozen couples tangoing the night away on the stones of the Peristyle in the heart of the Palace.

Music echoed off the archways and monuments. Onlookers drank and smoked and smiled. Dancers whirled together then found new partners after a couple songs each. And though I can’t be sure, I think there may have been some little pixies sprinkling some magic dust around the whole square. It was brilliant.

To try to capture some of the movement while also giving a hint of the setting, I put on my flash, did a little shutter drag and tried not to get too close so that the background would still be prominent in the shot.

Tango in Split