The Blue Skies of Trogir, Croatia

We’ve hit a bit of a wet patch of weather this week in Trogir, with rain dancing down onto the rooftops by day and by night. It’s the kind of weather that finds us making our own sunshine. Though I’m longing to explore more of this charming town on the Adriatic, as well as more of nearby Split (where we went wine tasting last week), the daily sprinkles offer the perfect excuse to catch up on work indoors and reminisce about our home-away-from-home’s marvelous blue-sky scenes.

Trogir Tower, Croatia

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”

Eleanora Duse
palm trees and a blue sky
Stately palm trees reach to the blue sky.
Two Croatian flags blow in the breeze near Trogir, Croatia.
A boy pilots a small sailboat during a lesson in Trogir, Croatia.
A cat prepares to jump from a rooftop to a window in the Croatian town of Trogir.
The exterior of The Cathedral of Saint Lawrence in Trogir, Croatia.
Trogir's Kamerlengo Fortress sits along the edge of the water in coastal Croatia.
The imposing Kamerlengo Fortress.
mountains over the city of Split, Croatia
The city of Split, and majestic mountains, far off in the distance.
Looking up with Trogir buildings and a blue sky overhead
Looking up from Trogir’s network of little streets.
lemons growing on branch in front of stone Croatian home
Cheery lemons await picking, or just admirers.
small church on hillside with blue sky overhead in Croatia
A tiny church, off in the distance.
seagull flying next to church tower and palm tree
A seagull soars.
silhouette of Kairos figure above Trogir streets - Croatia
Silhouette of Kairos (the god of the fleeting moment), modeled after a 3rd-century bas-relief found in the town.

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Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and photographer. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta; Heidelberg, Germany; and Split, Croatia. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

34 thoughts on “The Blue Skies of Trogir, Croatia

    1. Lucky indeed, Caitlin. When we walk out among the buildings adorned with coats of arms, strolling the city’s labyrinthine lanes, I have to pinch myself that I’ve been in such a special city for over a month. The friendly people here make Trogir all the more wonderful.

  1. I love blue skies! These photos remind me of when we lived in Phoenix – blue skies for miles in every direction. But I almost got desensitized to them when we lived there – sometimes it was just so hot that you craved clouds to give you a little shade from the sun! Now that we live in Pennsylvania and it is currently a dreary downpour, the blue skies hold magic for me once again :)

    1. Jen, I agree with you that perpetually sunny skies can get a bit overwhelming. I felt the same way this past fall, visiting sunny Nevada. Sometimes I just yearned for a rain cloud or two. I suppose the “grass is always greener.” I liked your line that once again the “blue skies hold magic” for you.

  2. Tricia I so loved your blue skies today. It has been the usual 300 days of rain followed by a day of sunshine. This is the rain-forest area so we must accept the rain but right now I do believe I have webbed feet. V.

    1. Virginia, your webbed feet comment made me smile! It seems that your weather pattern’s spreading this way. As we went on our errands today, we had to dodge big rain puddles. These limestone cobblestones are pretty, but slippery little devils. I almost took a tumble twice, but fortunately hubby was a pillar of strength. :)

      Soon you’ll be admiring all the emerald beauty around you!

    1. Lynne, I didn’t know that those were date palms! Thanks for providing that botanical tidbit.

      We’ll be returning to Germany/France in May or June. (We can only stay in the Schengen Zone for 90 days at a time.) Since tourist season will be picking up here in the coming weeks and months, we’ll probably flit on off to another home away from home. There are so many lovely options – Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania? Another spot in Croatia? We’ll see. I am sad at the thought of leaving Trogir, though, as we’ve met some really kind people and are starting to feel a bit like locals.

  3. Reblogged this on Our Adventure In Croatia and commented:
    Tricia Mitchell is spending some time in Trogir and exploring Dalmatia and she has written some very interesting posts, which are recommended reading!

    1. Hi Marilyn, blue is such a regal color – fitting for Trogir’s magnificent architecture! I also find the Croatian flag to be quite striking, especially contrasted with that column and centuries-old buildings.

      Thanks for dropping in – I just tried to find your blog, but it’s not included on your Avatar. How to find your work again? :)

      1. This time it is a long term stay. (maybe permanent.). We only just arrived in Nov (2012). But we were here two previous times for 5 months each tip. I am getting my bearings. :) Very Challenging with a toddler!
        BTW, your wedding pics are stunning. :)

      2. Thanks for your kind comment about our wedding images. We had a very talented, creative photographer, and the setting was of course unique and beautiful. The snowfall that day added another nice, romantic element. :)

        Wow, I can imagine how it must be challenging navigating new customs with a little one! Are you speaking multiple languages to your child?

      1. The winter side is usually more bluish,, and the place where you are is usually more yellowish and reddish, talking in photography terms. It all depends on the temperature and the reflection of the sky, just a simple explanation so far.

  4. I wonder why that part of the world has such intense blue skies! The puzzled cat and the soaring seagull are my favourite picks Tricia.

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