239 – The Art Pavilion at the Abbey

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 🙂