We continued on walking in the rain. Fortunately my camera and lens are waterproof. The umbrellas added some nice colours and interest to the scene.
The Republic Square west of Diocletian's Palace. Its official name is Prokurative.
We walked over to the covered market and saw this worker on a break.
|We talked to this nice couple - I think they were from Germany.|
If anyone wanted to find out their weight, this was the opportunity.
More rain. The showers were intermittent.
This lady's camera was not waterproof so she was fortunate to have an assistant.
Lots of colour in the streets.
We decided to head back to the hotel for a break from the rain.
Later in the afternoon Roman and I visited the town of Solin, just north east of Split. As you can see the weather was still dreary but the rain had stopped. Colin was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia and the birthplace of Emperor Diocletian. After the arrival of the Avars and Slavs, the 7th century town was destroyed and its refugees moved to settlements in and around Diocletian's palace. Today the town is a suburb of Split. The Jadro River, approximately 4 kilometres in length, flows through the town and provides water to cities of Split, Kastela and Trojir.
St. Mary's Church built in 1880.
This male Mandarin duck is a very striking looking bird.
One of the many old houses in the town.
A local fisherman that we met.
We drove back to Split for another walk. By now it had stopped raining. Roman parked the car at the marina so we could get a different view of the town.
Another view of the Republic Square. The square is a large, open square surrounded on three sides by a collection of elaborate neb-renaissance buildings. Construction started during the latter half of the 19th century with the design of the buildings inspired by the architecture of the same period in Venice. It was pretty quiet when we were there but during the summer months, the square becomes alive with concerts and cultural events. The most popular event is the Musical Festival of Split.
One last shot before heading back to the hotel.