The Essence of Croatia - Three Windows of Diocletian's Palace by Igor Shrayer

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

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.

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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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    07-19-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    A fantastic capture!!!! Excellent work!!! Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

  • dher5
    dher5over 2 years ago

    Wow I love this!

  • Ethna Gillespie
    Ethna Gillespieover 2 years ago


  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    A gorgeous image Igor!

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

    FEATURED on July 19, 2012

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    An excellent capture!
    (Split.. Zadar .. and most of all Dubrovnik are a photographers Paradise)

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    great shot

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture Igor.. great texture

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Always enjoy a good eye for the character shots. You have one Igor.

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