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Jazz Festival Sign from Croatia – Guest Blog

Blog follower Tanja read the Weekly Photo Challenge Post with the signs on Oct 8th.

She wrote to me and sent the photo of the sign below.

Thanks for your contribution to the blog today, Tanja.

Best,  Ruth

“My summer vacation I was in Istria, in a small town called Bale and I attended at the Jazz Festival. During the festival, a small cafe near the place where the festival was held, had put the sign in the front of the cafe. The sign was something that I have never seen before so I took a photo.  Maybe you will find it interesting too.”

Jazz Festival Sign


Croatian Church Sign

 

 

 

 

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Before the Manu Chao Concert-Balloon Seller- Pula, Istria- Croatia

People at work series. From the archives. Outside the coliseum.  There was a cool Roman temple of Augustus there I have posted before. Put back together like a jigsaw puzzle.

What do you think this job would be like?


Master Craftswoman of Crochet in Porec, Istria

Crochet

Matthew Contributed to the People at Work Series

Photo Credit:  Matthew S. McGrath

Porec, Istria, Croatia.   Summer 2008. While visiting Matthew we drove to Istria from Zagreb and had many adventures.  I bought the large pink doily and some of the little pieces for the women in my knitting group from the same timeframe.   I declared her Master Craftswoman of Crochet and not sure if there are various levels but was thinking along the lines of say, Master Gardener.  But then Master could sound masculine so added the Craftswoman part.  Another post I will show you her kitchen that I photographed. She invited us in. I wish I had purchased a few more items when there.   Photographed by Matthew S. McGrath. (I was in the original photograph but I cropped myself out!)


Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

From the smallest town in the whole wide world- Hum. Seriously.  It is in the Guinness Book of Records.  Hum, Croatia.  Population 17-23 depending which site you read.   The towns medieval gates are from the 11th century.  My friend Dorothy Holley loved this photo. I took it when I visited Matthew Summer 2008.   I have a print of it framed in my bedroom and from my bed I can imagine myself walking up the path, the pile of logs ready for the winter.   Path brings to my mind the words beaten or dirt, a clearing in the woods or the bicycle path by the river, but I like this stone path.  Looked up the definition and I think this photo meets the weekly photo challenge: path. 

(from the freedictionary.com )  -

the definition of path

n. pl. paths (pz, päz, pths, päths)

1. A trodden track or way.
2. A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose: a bicycle path.
3. The route or course along which something travels or moves: the path of a hurricane.
4. A course of action or conduct: the path of righteousness.
5. Computer Science

a. A sequence of commands or a link between points that is needed to reach a particular goal.
b. A pathname.

[Middle English, from Old English pæth; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

Rovinj Croatia at Dusk

from the Croatian travel archives Summer 2008

Almost Sunset


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