Split 2

7-10 June 2011

Apart from Diocletian’s Palace and walks around the streets of the Old City, and the sea-side promenades, I walked up Marjan Hill (with the Croatian flag on the top) and the surrounding forest-park promontory. I also took a bus to nearby Solin (or Salona when it was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia), with its Roman ruins, including the amphitheatre where Diocletian executed Christians, and early Christian places of worship and burial.

My little room is on the first floor, with the wooden shutters on the window.



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4 Responses to Split 2

  1. amongtheregulars says:

    Amazing photo of the hands touching the giant sculpted foot – whose foot?

    • Thanks, Andy. The foot belongs to the statue a few pics before (the guy who looks a bit like a wizard with a long index finger) depicting Gregory of Nin. He was a Bishop in the 10th century who introduced Croatian into services replacing Latin. The sculpture is by Ivan Meštrović in the early 20th century, whose great “The Source of Life” fountain sculpture in Zagreb I posted a photo of on my last year’s blog Middle European Melancholy. Wikipedia says: “Rubbing the statue’s toe is said to bring good luck. The toe has been worn smooth and shiny as a result.” It is just outside the Golden Gate (northern) entrance to Diocletian’s Palace.

  2. Laura says:

    I hope you gave it a rub

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