Split, Croatia in Black & White

One of our first nights in Split, an older gentleman dressed in a trench-coat approached us on the cobbled streets of the city’s old town.

“May I help you with something?” he asked in polished English that was subtly embellished with a Croatian accent.

We explained that we were not lost, and that we were simply taking in the details around us – the marvelous hodgepodge of 1,700 years of architecture that makes Split so special.

The gentleman, who introduced himself as Ante, continued.

“May I show you a few things here,” he asked. “I have been writing a book on Diocletian’s Palace. Sadly, too many of the people who live here fly by all this history. They aren’t interested in it. They take it for granted”

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Photo du Jour: The Sphinx Under a Moon-Lit Sky – Split, Croatia

Sphinx in Split Peristyle Croatia

About 1,700 years ago, Roman Emperor Diocletian spirited away a set of granite sphinxes from Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The mythical creatures found a new home in the emperor’s retirement palace in present-day Split, Croatia, where we are lucky to be enjoying the winter months.

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