Mills of Gacka River

Gacka mills at Majerovo vrilo spring

Gacka mills at Majerovo vrilo spring

Skradin Photo Album – 1900

It’s not often that one comes across a 115 years old photo album of Dalmatia. I am sure that there are few still forgotten in some attics, old family houses… and I hope someone will recognize the beauty and value of those fading images. Recently, I stumbled upon a beautiful photo album dating back to…

Kastel Gomilica – Faded gem of the past

Kastela are not often part of my visits. Once a beautiful part of the coast (if not the most beautiful), now is simply a mess of modern construction, 50 years of socialist industrial “planning” and 25 years of not doing anything… or at least anything good. So, even the 7 lovely historic towns definitely deserve…

Museum of Croatian Independence war in Turanj

In the grim and cloudy winter days I occasionally remember the war of the 90s. The shelling, the times without the electricity, listening to the news on the radio in the basement… One of the places mentioned the most was Turanj. Of the same name as the town where I was born in, this other Turanj,…

Historical and Maritime Museum of Istria

I love maritime museums. A year ago I was in Pula and had some time on my own so I decided to visit their maritime museum. Pula was the most important military naval base of Austro-Hungary and that is my favorite part of naval history: late 19th century and WWI. Since 1961,  founded as the…