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Postcards from Dalmatia (Poljica, otok Hvar) / Razglednice iz Dalmacije (Poljica, otok Hvar)

Time for another 'Postcards from Dalmatia' feature on my blog. It's been a while since I've shared by photographs ( if we don't count a handful of those that end up in outfit posts if the scenery is interesting enough).

In Croatian Poljica can be translated as 'little fields'. Nomen est omen? In fact, there are many small fields surrounding  this charming little village located on the island of Hvar. It is not to be confused with Republic of Poljica which was an autonomous republic (known also as peasant's republic) within Croatia in the middle ages and had its own statute written in 1440 (one of the most important Croatian historical legal statutes).

 That Poljica or that place (it  is not just one village but about 20 of them and people living in them still meet regularly to selected their ruler in a traditionally democratic way but nowadays for symbolic reasons) is located in Dalmatia, but on the coast not on this island. On one occasion, I was invi…