The Essence of Croatia -  Bar in Split by Igor Shrayer

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Taken in Split, Croatia
Canon EOS 550D / Lens EF-S 18-135 mm
Post processing in Photoshop CS4

Split is a Mediterranean city on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea, centered around the ancient Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian and its wide port bay. The palace was finished in AD 305, right on time to receive its owner, who retired exactly according to schedule, becoming the first Roman Emperor to voluntarily remove himself from office. After a few years, a group of Roman Senators came to Diocletian’s palace, asking the former emperor to return to Rome and help the Empire to overcome growing political problems. Diocletian refused, and while he was showing them his garden, he told them that he could not leave his beautiful garden which he had created by his own hands.
The caffe bar St Riva is located inside at the ancient Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian.

I grew up in Eastern Europe and in Israel. As a child, I was drawn to the reproductions of the great Masters that were used on postage stamps. I collected these and knew from an early age that I wanted to paint. I wrote songs, constructed collages and painted. Via these media, i was able to reflect my view of life, my vision and the colours of my perspective. While I had no set ideas of what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted it to be something where I could express myself via creativity.

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  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Always interesting mate..

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 2 years ago

    ALWAYS FANTASTIC travel memoirs…SPLENDID!!

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarover 2 years ago

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Ok igor ( and Shalom..hope you are ok) ..yes I know this place! Go often on Cruises on the Med and Split plus Dubrovnik are often on the ‘menu’
    A fine shot ..next time we should have a drink there together
    greetings from The Hague..
    John

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 2 years ago

    Wow Igor this Is so beautiful. A most wonderful composition.

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture, Igor !

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    You capture such unusual shots, your eye for what is real is amazing Igor. This is really good

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image Igor…………………..Croatia is a real must…………………I think maybe next hear…………………..of course my all time favourite tennis player comes from Split…………………the wonderful Goran…………………………..Joyce

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 2 years ago

    superb capture of a very interesting scene!

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 2 years ago

    super framing, love subject, excellent , Igor

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