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Split, Croatia


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The drive along the Adriatic from Dubrovnik to Croatia was spectacular.
One beautiful town after another

One beautiful town after another


Farmland Delta

Farmland Delta


Islands along the Adriatic

Islands along the Adriatic

When we first entered Split, I thought it was just "an old, industrial communist city."
Then we were shown the Riva and the old walled city. I am surprised once again!
Originally built as a retirement home for Diocetian, the last pagan emperor of Rome, and then a major medieval Venetian-controlled city.
Many of the Roman walls remain and most of the medieval city was reconstructed from the materials. All are still in use as apartments, shops, churches, and tourist attractions.

I can't believe how ignorant I have been about this part of the world.
Roman wall

Roman wall


Flowers on home in Split

Flowers on home in Split


Oour guide describing the en suite in Roman home. Some of the aquaducts built then are still in use today. Before lead was used, so the water is completely safe.
Roman en suite

Roman en suite

Medieval homes in Split

Medieval homes in Split


Cellar of Diocletian retirement home

Cellar of Diocletian retirement home

Posted by pscotterly 10.02.2012 15:55 Archived in Croatia Tagged split

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