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Zadar/ Zara (photography post)

What to say about Zadar? It's stunning city for one, absolutely stunning. It is also known under the name Zara. Like most Dalmatian coastal cities, it's very old so history lovers (as tourists often are) should feel right at home. Plenty of sight, lovely beaches, vicinity of many islands....this town just has it all.

The first photo you see I had taken a few years ago and you can actually see a sea organ (little holes- pay attention). Architect who constructed it was indeed a man of rare talent because hearing the sea play (and you sure can hear it) is one of a time experience. On the photo below you get even better view. 

One interesting fact about Zadar is that it was burned to the ground by the crusaders in the 13th century (November 2012 to be precise). That was the first time (and the last I believe) that the crusaders had destroyed a christian town. What was the reason? Venice asked them to do it because Zadar was an important port and they didn't wanted competition in the sea trade. In return it was said they provided them with ships to the holy land for free. It was the first major attach of the Fourth crusade and not an honorable start of it. The pope forbidden the crusaders to do it, but they paid no attention to him. Anyway, I could tell you a great deal more about Zadar but as I plan to write about it again (and again) this will be all for now. 

Thank you for reading...Hope you liked it, for I will write about Zadar again. xoxo


  1. Bio i ostao u srcu mom :-)

  2. E' un posto bellissimo! Un bacio cara!

  3. Wow, this place is absolutely amazing! I really love all those pics. I would love to visit this place one day. :)

  4. you always share with us beautiful pictures... I love all you share with us, have a great weekend dear...

  5. Thanks for showing me how Zadar looks. Beautiful sky !!!

  6. Tebe bi naša turistička zajednica trebala uzeti kao promotora :) Odlične slike, volim Zadar i nadam se da mu se vraćam ovog ljeta, ali vidjet ćemo još.

    1. pa ne bi se bunila da me uzmu:) i ja se nadan da ću tamo bit ljetos

  7. Obožavam Zadar i toliko sam stvari već radila o njemu da se tamo osjećam ko doma :))

  8. Great post Ivana, I enjoyed the beautiful pics! The sea organ is such a fascinating idea!! I wish you a great Sunday dear!
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  9. Che meraviglia!

  10. Ιvanna you are such a lucky girl. All the cities near you are so beautiful.
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  11. So beautiful and relaxing, wish i had where like this very close to me.

  12. One big wow and nect month I ll go to Porec. xa. I hope so. Have a nice day.

  13. Beautiful pictures!

  14. You never overpraise whatever you say about the beauty of the place.:)
    Best Dressed Poland

  15. One more.
    The tree by the sea and the people passing or hiding in the shade.?!!

  16. This place looks ever so splendid and peaceful, love those buildings xx

  17. Wonderful, great idea about the holes! I'm not sure how people nowadays would of survived the past too.


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