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164 – I Remember Croatia

This is not a current image, it is from my trip to Croatia on March, 4th. I am still sick at home and from my window I see snow and fog. Oh well.

You probably remember this image. I had also posted it on the Radiant Vista Forums, where it was generally liked, even though there were mergers with boats behind the chair. On a day like that, incapacitated like that, I thought, heck, why don’t go back and fix it.

It was not particularly hard to do but tedious, and after having spent so much time with it, I decided to make it the Image of the Day. Bear with me đŸ™‚

Tom Verlaine supplies a very fitting the Song of the Day. It’s “One Time At Sundown” from his wonderful 1987 album (hey, 20 years!) “Flash Light“.

142 – A Trip to the Sea

One day late, but yesterday, having returned from Croatia, I was so tired, I simply fell to bed.

It was a fantastic day with a fantastic start. When I woke up and looked out of the window, I saw the moon setting in a way I can’t remember having seen in Austria before. It was so incredibly clear that the moon seemed almost tangible.

We took the road via Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, and soon it was clear that we would not be the only ones. It seemed like whole Slovenia was on its way to the sea. Accordingly full were the Slovenian ports Koper, Izola and Portorož. We decided to try our luck in Croatia, and really, it did help. Obviously the Slovenians headed for Slovenian ports only, and as soon as we had crossed the border, it got conveniently sleepy, just as we would have expected it so early in the year.

It was a hot day. We had already opened the top of the car in Austria, and in the early afternoon it must have had 20 degrees Celsius at least, and some more on the balcony where later we ate. I wanted to have access to the sea, but not in one of the big tourist centers. We finally settled with Savudrija, a small village with a port, two restaurants and some houses.

I have made a lot of images there, some in the early afternoon, some around and during sundown. This particular image was shot with the Sigma 10-20 at 10mm. More will follow in the next days.

The Song of the Day is “Goodbye Sunshine” from Chastity Bono’s 1993 album “Hang Out Your Poetry“, a jewel that unfortunately never has been followed up. The album under the band name “Ceremony” (not the heavy metal band) was graced by the likes of Jerry Garcia and Jim Keltner. Not shabby. Like so many albums it is not available any more. Get it from Amazon marketplace or Ebay.