Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Mark's church in Makarska

In Makarska in Croatia there are several churches, and the one shown in this post is found in the Main Square.

The tower of St. Mark's church can be seen from the harbour and it is found next to the fruit market in the town.

To the right on the picture above you see a statue in front of the church. This is one of the main attractions in Makarska. The statue of the friar Andrija Kačić Miošić is made by the famous Croatian sculptor Ivan Rendić. The church - also referred to as a cathedral - was built in the 17th century.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Tucepi harbour

The small town Tucepi in Croatia is situated on the Makarska Riviera not far from Makarska. All though the towns on the Riviera is best known for their long beaches, most of them have a harbour. The pictures below show the harbour in Tucepi which is found in the southeastern part of the bay (see a map of Tucepi)

Most boats are used for recreational fishing but there are also a couple of purse seiners in the harbour.

Most of the boats are small and used by the locals. Most of them are equipped with lights used to attract squid (calamari) when fishing in the evening/night. If you are visiting Croatia in late summer or fall you will see the lights from the boats on the sea.

See more Tucepi pictures.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Video from Krka National Park

I seached youtube for videos from Krka National Park in Croatia. On my last post I showed some pictures, but a video gives another impression. A lot of films of Krka are found on youtube, but I found one I liked better than the rest.

This video does not only show the waterfalls but also what the river traditionally ment for the locals. In addition we also get cuts showing fish swimming in the river. It seams that a snake is trying to catch small fish (?) but with no luck.

The waterfall near Skradin and the island with the monastery are also on the video. Here are more Krka pictures.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Waterfall in Krka National Park

Here are a couple of pictures from a waterfall in Krka National Park in Croatia. The park - named by the river Krka - is best known for waterfalls like Rosky Slap and Skradinski Buk. The pictures in this post shows Skradinski Buk which is found near the town Skradin (see on map of Krka)

On a hot day in Croatia it is great to get an opportunity to walk into the refreshing river and get a closer look at the waterfall. The Krka National Park was founded in 1985 and it has become a popular attraction for tourists.