REVISITING THE MAGNIFICENT HVAR TOWN IN AUTUMN
EN Today I'm taking you to one of the most beautiful European towns- Hvar. Located on a gorgeous island Hvar, this town has a lot to offer in terms of culture, gastronomy and history. I already visited this gorgeous city earlier this Autumn, so this is actually my second visit. So, if you would like to know more about it, please read my POST ABOUT HVAR TOWN HERE, there you will find all the links with my previous posts about the history of this town as well as the places you can see and visit.
HR Danas vas vodim u jedan od najljepših europskih gradova - Hvar. Smješten na prekrasnom otoku Hvaru, ovaj grad nudi pregršt iz područja kulture, gastronomije i povijesti. Već sam posjetila ovaj prekrasan grad ranije ove jeseni, tako da je ovo zapravo moj drugi posjet. Dakle, ako želite znati više o tome, molimo pročitajte moj POST O GRADU HVARU OVDJE, tamo ćete pronaći sve poveznice s mojim prethodnim postovima o povijesti ovog grada, kao i mjestima koja možete vidjeti i posjetiti.
BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN TOWN - THE BENEFITS OF LOCAL TOURISM
While we were taking these photographs, I could hear people talking about us and assuming we were tourists. At the time when these photos were taken (and not a long time ago, less than a month), I was still living on island Hvar, but I behaved very much as a tourist. Hopefully, not as the tacky kind of tourist and more like the kind I aspire to be- the sustainable and cultured sort. I wrote about benefits of local tourism many times of my blog. It is wonderful to be educated about the area you live in. It makes perfect sense to me to want to learn more about the places we happen to live or stay in. As readers of my blog will know, I'm not a fan of mass tourism. I prefer a more cultural version of tourism, that is why I often visit 'famous /popular/well know' towns and locations off season so that I can enjoy in historical sight -seeing in peace, without the crowds of tourists. I sometimes wonder whether I'm not doing myself a disservice by putting my 'travels' online and enabling everyone to access the 'not so well known places' of my country. Sometimes I wonder should I not keep some of these places only to myself, but then again fortunately my blog isn't world famous so it is not available to everyone. Plus, I know my readers will appreciate those kind of posts. I suppose I just enjoying sharing places that I love too much (both those well know like Hvar town and those lesser known). Besides, that's what this blog is for- sharing things that bring me joy.
BUDITE TURIST U SVOJEM GRADU - PREDNOSTI LOKALNOG TURIZMA
Dok smo snimali ove fotografije, mogao sam čuti kako ljudi pričaju o nama pretpostavljajući da smo turisti. U vrijeme kad su nastale ove fotografije (i to ne tako davno, manje od mjesec dana), još sam uvijek živjela na otoku Hvaru, ali ponašala sam se kao turist u smislu da sam uživala u svakom danu. Nadam se, ne kao neodgovorna vrsta turista i više poput one kojoj težim - održiva i kulturna vrsta. O prednostima lokalnog turizma pisala sam puno puta na svom blogu. Divno je biti educiran o području u kojem živite. Meni je posve logično željeti saznati više o mjestima u kojima živimo ili u kojima boravimo. Kao što će čitatelji mog bloga znati, nisam ljubitelj masovnog turizama. Preferiram kulturniju verziju turizma, zato često posjećujem gradove i lokacije koje su "poznate / popularne / dobro poznate" izvan sezone kako bih mogla mirno uživati u razgledavanju povijesnih znamenitosti, bez gužve i mora turista. Ponekad se pitam ne činim li medveđu uslugu samoj sebi stavljajući svoja 'putovanja"na mrežu i omogućujući svima pristup "ne tako poznatim mjestima" moje zemlje. Ponekad se pitam ne bih li neka od ovih mjesta trebala zadržati samo za sebe, ali opet, srećom, moj blog nije svjetski poznat pa nije baš svima dostupan i znam da će moji čitatelji cijeniti takve postove. Pretpostavljam da previše uživam dijeleći mjesta koja volim, ona jako poznata i ona manje potnata. Osim toga, tome i služi ovaj blog- kako bi podijelila stvari koje me čine radosnom.
THE STORY OF MY OUTFIT- HOW I WORE IT BEFORE
I guess that the olive green gypsy skirt with lilac details is the star of this outfit. It's an old and much loved piece for sure. Purchased 15 years ago in Sicily, this gypsy skirt has seen some interesting times to say the least. This time I styled it with a burgundy jacket and a mustard sweater I bought while I was still living on island Hvar. I also wore my trusted biker boots and an old faux leather tote bag.
Naturally, I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a few photographs next to the local boat I painted. If you remember, I painted this boat with acrylics not long ago (see here).You can see this boat if you visit Hvar port as well. I gifted the canvas to a local fishermen in Jelsa (not the actual owner of the boat but he knows the fisherman who owns this beautiful boat and will possibly show it to him). The fisherman from Jelsa was happy with the gift and appreciated the thought behind. I painted his boat as well (the night painting of boats in Jelsa), but that was only after I left island Hvar so I couldn't gift that one. My husband sent him the photograph of my painting and he recognized his fishing boat on it. Oh, how lovely it was living on island Hvar. It truly is a magical place.