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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Split, Croatia

Part of the wall surrounding the city
  1. Split, Croatia
    Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, at one point in history the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. 

    The "gate" we entered the city through to our hotel. The wall to  the right in this picture you get a glimpse of the red door to our hotel.



     The St. Francis's Monastery Grounds The courtyard was surrounded with standing tombs of prominent citizens of Split as early as 1400.  As we walked and realized many of these people were buried before America was discovered!


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    Some of the standing tombs.  
    It was the first I have ever seen where the tombs were standing and built into the wall.


    Sitting on some of the carved stone that were in the foundation of the ruins of a church.  The foundation was built using the ruins from the roman buildings from the 400's  The church was empty so it was just the structure but still amazing to visit if you love the history of Christianity. 

    Check out the round pillars at the foundation!

    Staircase and view down from the balcony Inside the ruins


    Some shots around town
    Love the blue sky in this picture of the outside of the  Byzantine church  built in the 800's AD


    Sunset on the Adriatic Sea Isn't the yellow beautiful!
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    Mellow Yellow Monday



10 comments:

SmilingSally said...

Hi Debbie,

What an interesting visit. Thanks for playing today.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the film too.

Happy Blue Monday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You travel to the most wonderful places! I've heard Craatia has beautiful cities to visit and your photos prove so.

Ann said...

More gorgeous scenery for us to drool over. I love the staircase and columns. You look so compfy on the stones.
Ann

Annesphamily said...

Really gorgeous photo shares! I am always delighted to visit you and your sweet sis Ann! Have a blessed week.

NC Sue said...

Nice images. Thanks for taking us along for the trip!
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Mari said...

Great place. I am always impressed with historical old ruins. That gate looks really nice with some leaves kinda moss hanging on them.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Such beautiful architecture. The tombs are very eye catching. Popping over from Our World Tuesday and lovely to meet you. x

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Wow! My head is whirling thinking about how much history you were standing in. I liked how people back then were reusing stuff from 100s of years before to build their own things which is hundreds years old to us. There goes my head again. Thanks for sharing.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Light and Voices said...

I really enjoyed the cyber tour this week. Have a nice week-end.
JM, IL

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your trip. Enjoyed seeing your photos of a place I have never been.
Enjoy the weekend.