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motovun1.ivana.crnogoracNo, no, it is not Tuscany, though the resemblance is undeniable. It is Istria, an astonishing peninsula that found a place in my heart long time ago. This piece of land is so thrilling that months are needed to travel around it. I enjoy it with my family every year fully. It is peaceful yet exciting with magnificent heritage colours and nature that give me thrills and sometimes I don’t know which way to look firstly. Oh my, just have to explore it again and again!

Ivana Crnogorac

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Is it real, or is it a place from fairytales, where fairies and elves dance and share wisdom of life among the clear sky? What is the secret of these old olive groves? Will we ever know?

How old are these trees and how old are these terraces built in dry-wall technique? This place is reminds me of everything that is good, of wisdom, love, dignity, beauty, persistence and hard work.

– Tatjana Koprivica

 

vlatko.bulatovic.ljubanThe old gravestones at Ljuban, at the foot of the mountain Komovi are the silent witnesses of a life that once was led here – free shepherd’s life in the open grasslands. Very modest, but powerfully enchanted.

– Vlatko Bulatovic

sarena.dzamija.aleksandar.elenin“I look and I realize: life is a gift; it is squandering my nights and days,

Those that you will not spend alone will be broken into pieces anyhow”,

Tarafah ibn al Abd’s rhyme floats through my mind while I hide from summer sun in the shade of the Painted Mosque and enjoy beautiful decorated walls.

– Aleksandar Elenin

Veli Iz suhozidi2Veli Iz suhozidi3Veli Iž is an island in Croatia with impressively rich heritage in drywalls. Particularly inspiring is the sightseeing of the dry-wall, which after the First World War, was built by gay from Veli Iž by the surname Marat. Unfortunately, very little is known about Marat because he did not leave direct descendants, and his living relatives and elderly locals do not even remember his baptismal names... but, as little as it is knows about him is enough to tell tragic and sad story about this man: Marat had a wife and a little daughter when he was recruited into the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War. While he was in the battlefields his young daughter passed away, and his wife suffered a lot and ended her life in a mental hospital. Marat returned from the war without one hand ... and as people already know how to be cruel, they were found his nickname Single-handed... And, our Marat, this Single-handed, despite everything that touched him and despite his physical handicap, embraced the stone and built the best and most beautiful dry dry-walls ever constructed on this island... There has long been no Marat, but the most beautiful memories of him are the dry-walls that he left behind and which nobody has surpassed yet, and, let's not forget, the island of Veli Iž is full of all kinds of dry-walls...

Veli Iz suhozidi1...and these two gays are local craftsmen: Mirko Sutlovic (dry-wall craftsman) and Predrag Petrovic (pottery craftsman) - they are the only followers of the centuries-old tradition of these crafts here at the island of Iž, for the time being, until kids trained in our workshops grow up...

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Motovun – Ivana Crnogorac

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Motovun – Ivana Crnogorac

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Old Olivs in Valdanos – Tatjana Koprivica

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Old Olivs in Valdanos – Tatjana Koprivica

Is it real, or is it a place from fairytales, where fairies and elves dance and share wisdom of life among the clear sky? What is the secret of these...

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The Painted Mosque in Tetovo – Aleksandar Elenin

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The Painted Mosque in Tetovo – Aleksandar Elenin

“I look and I realize: life is a gift; it is squandering my nights and days, Those that you will not spend alone will be broken into pieces anyhow”, Tarafah ibn al...

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