Old Olive Tree

Photography taken on island of Pag, Croatia near village called Lun in botanical reserve where the oldest olive tree is over 1.000 years old, and still giving fruits.

From Wikipedia:

The olive tree is an evergreen tree or shrub native to the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa. It is short and squat, and rarely exceeds 8–15 metres (26–49 ft) in height. The silvery green leaves are oblong in shape, measuring 4–10 centimetres (1.6–3.9 in) long and 1–3 centimetres (0.39–1.2 in) wide. The trunk is typically gnarled and twisted.

The small white flowers, with ten-cleft calyx and corolla, two stamens and bifid stigma, are borne generally on the last year’s wood, in racemes springing from the axils of the leaves.

The fruit is a small drupe 1–2.5 centimetres (0.39–0.98 in) long, thinner-fleshed and smaller in wild plants than in orchard cultivars. Olives are harvested at the green stage (green olives) or left to ripen to a rich purple colour (black olives). Canned black olives may contain chemicals that turn them black artificially.

Weekend in Zadar, the Poofitza story

Because I’m too busy with Poofitza I’m way behind my schedule on all my blogs! Sometimes she’s very difficult – because she’s still so young. But, I forgive her everything when I see her sweet little nose :)


Anyway, three weeks ago when we were in Zadar with our friends, we saw Poofitza for the first time. She was so small, only a five or six weeks old, walking around the house; scared and lonely. She was one of four abandoned kittens and the only one which was not “adopted”. All three Poofitza sisters found their home, but this little cutie didn’t. We couldn’t left her there… so she’s ours now :)

Well, there is one more thing about Zadar, town in the middle of dalmatian coast apart from being famous for it’s sunset, as of recently it is becoming more and more famous for it’s sea organs. The Sea organ is an architectural object located in Zadar, Croatia and an experimental music instrument which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps. It makes really nice sounds, something like whales talking to each other. I even recorded some of it on my mobile but the recording quality is too low.

But, I can show you some pictures that I made nearby, at the  another architectural installation Greeting to the sun. Greeting to the Sun, consists of 300 solar plates built in the stone quay which is of a circle shape. Diameter of the installation is 22 meters. Anyway, enough talk, here are some images from Zadar.

The Sea organ detail

The Sea organ

The Sea organ

The Sea organ

The Sea organ

The Sea organ

You can find more info on the Sea Organ here


Greeting to the Sun, Zadar sunset

Greeting to the Sun, Zadar

Greeting to the Sun, Zadar sunset

Greeting to the Sun, Zadar

Greeting to the Sun, Zadar Sunset

Greeting to the Sun, Zadar

Greeting to the Sun, Darijan posing

Greeting to the Sun, Zadar

Greeting to the Sun, I lie down in the “Sun”

Greeting to the Sun, Zadar

And more info on Greeting to the Sun here

My weekend in Istria

Last weekend I was in Istria, again.

What can I say? I love to travel, love the sea and I love recording all that beautiful places I visit. This time I was in Savicenta. The name is actually Svetvincenat and it means St. Vincent, but locals just call it Savicenta.

This week they had “dance & non-verbal theatre festival”, but I didn’t attend any of the workshops or performances. In fact, I stayed in village near this little town enjoying “Stancija 1904” – residential house and Apartments for vacation in Istria.

The owners are two great persons: she was born the same day same month and same year as I am, (she is one really eager and very nice person, hehe). Her husband is from Switzerland but it looks like he adapted very well to Istrian-Croatian climate.

So, If you are in Croatia somewhere in Istria region near Rovinj, Porec or Pula – do not miss the opportunity to check this great vacation destination!

Here’s a short video on admittance in “Stancija 1904”

Another one taken in “Stancija 1904” garden

Short video on Grimani castle in Svetvincenat

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