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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.

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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