Snapshot: Trogir & Split

During the past couple of days, I’ve been mulling over what to call my travel posts until I finally found the right term: snapshot! So from here on out, that’s what I’m going to call them. Anyway, for my first official ‘snapshot’ post, I decided to start it off with Trogir and Split, towns located in Croatia.

 

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One of the many historical structures that can be found in Trogir.

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We encountered this group of guys singing – their voices are actually really good! They also sell CDs which you can buy.

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I love how they seem to have preserved their buildings well.

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There are various small boats docked in the area. The water looks so inviting, and yet when we went there it was quite cold as far as I remember, so the water’s probably cold too, lol. ⊂((・▽・))⊃

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Random photo. ( ◞・౪・)

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Pretty flowers! (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*

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After our lunch in Trogir, we ended up in Split. This photo was taken as we made our way to Diocletian’s Palace – which composes like, half of the old town of Split.

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Dicoletian’s Palace (if I remember correctly!) is owned by the Croatian government, and yet some locals live there. At the time of our visit, there were children playing a game of soccer inside the premises too.

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There are more of these guys here. There’s actually a funny story behind this photo. So these guys were singing, doing their thing, when suddenly, an old drunkard interrupted them and sang his own tune (his voice wasn’t that bad too!). So that explains the looks on these singers’ faces. (๑꒪▿꒪)*

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The group was standing here, and when you look up you’ll see this huge opening. I think that because of this, their voices were reverberating all over the place – not that that’s a bad thing, as they have great singing voices, haha.

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Then we ended up seeing this huge statue: A statue of Gregory Nin. Apparently, he was a 10th century Croatian bishop. He had been at odds with the rest of the Catholic church as he was of the idea that masses should be told in native languages and not in Latin so that people would easily understand masses. Because of this, he is seen as an icon by both Croatian historians and artists – for the former, he is seen as a protector of Croatian identity, and for artists he is a symbol of patriotism.

Anyway, what’s interesting about this statue is that it is believed that luck will find you and your dreams might just come true if you rub its big toe – that’s why the statue’s big toe is of a different color from other parts of the statue. Although, at the time of our visit, some people seemed to have vandalised it and gave old Nin here some nail polish, as his big toe was colored pink lol. ヾ(´▽`;)ゝ

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Shopping! Several shops (as well as international brands such as Zara) and restaurants line the streets.

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We had a light snack in one of the restaurants there. The owner was really nice and chatty.

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That’s the end of my first ~snapshot~ post. Thanks for reading! ɾ⚈▿⚈ɹ

 

 

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