Jun 112007

Opatija, Abbazia, the Croatian and the Italian name both mean “abbey”, and an abbey there was, before this became the most glamorous sea bath of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The structure in the background, the Juraj Šporer pavilion, was originally a café and now serves as an art pavilion.

On Saturday I’ve been there, only three hours from home but indeed for the first time in my life. I can tell you, communism is gone as if it never had been there, and it’s glamorous again.

Opatija is a paradise for photographers. Of course this image was shot with the Sigma 10-20 at 10mm, f11, 1/60s, with a polarizer.

To Me You Are A Work Of Art” by Morrissey is the Song of the Day. “Ringleader Of The Tormentors” may not be his best solo album, but this song is undeniably great. Hmm … Morrissey … you either love or hate him. Guess on which side I am 🙂

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