Walking through the city, he stopped in time
• Walking through the city, he stopped in time
Mediterranean town on numerous scattered Seas islands ... The size and number of inhabitants they are akin to our usual village or villages - just one or a few streets from the rather poor houses along them, just as the main means of transportation bike, just to residents know each other.
That is only superficially these towns differ significantly from our small towns.
Many of its deep history and each with its own individual characteristics, which, however, guessed the overall style - romanticism, some incredible sincerity and ability to stop time.
When you walk through the town on the islands of the Adriatic, the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas indeed it seems as if time here is subject to completely different laws of physics and is much slower than on the mainland ...
Today, the story will focus on the most distant from the mainland inhabited island of the Adriatic - the island of Vis.
Here it is located only two towns - Vis and Komiža, where lives about 1600 inhabitants in the beautiful old houses situated right on the banks of the two cozy and very beautiful bays
The history of the island of Vis, like other Dalmatian islands, are very ancient. It was here on the site of the present town of Vis in the IV century BC. e. Issa - the first Greek colony in the Adriatic was founded. Hence Greek colonists began to settle on other islands and on the mainland coast.
Given the history and such an important place in this town it is not surprising that there are so strongly felt the breath of time. Meter or two from the pier and you already find yourself in some old movie from the mid-60s.
Another step or two in front of you and a portal in which the time has the ability to stretch
A few dozen steps up the stone stairs, strewn with flower petals and ...
... you're on this incredibly romantic streets
houses so tightly surround the passer, sometimes at the same time there is a desire to touch the hands of opposing walls, and their eyes can not tear myself away from the polished to a shine hundreds of years, thousands of shoes lined with paving stones
From the streets branch off the narrow passages that lead to a small courtyard and entrance to the apartment dwellers
A lot of things and objects that you see here, seem unreal, some cinematic scenery
Even the bench carefully paved with homespun rugs
Such relatively new homes are the exception rather
Because the ball is ruled by old stone houses with carved balconies and windows with wooden shutters mandatory
The subject of the future
The old Citroens and Renault here seem to be very modern and fit perfectly into the streets
Empty containers ... Wine over
The picture that no one drew
On these streets be sure to lift your head up to see numerous old figurines, chimeras images
Where the island, the fishermen there.
Therefore, fish theme is read all over - from the economy to food and decorations
And there is always a lot of flowers and ripe fruit - oranges, tangerines, lemons and pomegranates
Walking the streets, you are bound to sooner or later fall into the local Kanobu
No one here to bother with fashion designer illuminated signs.
Why should designer furniture or expensive interior cafe?
There's even chairs and tables are all different.
But here is incredibly delicious Bruschetta, just crazy coffee and always fresh fish dishes
Normal life in the old town ...
Someone sells pomegranates
Someone dry underwear
Looking over the narrow streets
Romance tile roofs and the sea to the horizon
The people are smiling and open
They love sports and a healthy lifestyle.
I have never seen on Croatian islands night drunks, but a lot of times seen jogging in the morning young people
Of course, in addition to the bike here and have enough machines. But often they are as old as the streets. Again the feeling that watching a movie 60s
Beautiful previously produced machines. live
But sooner or later, the street ends, the town is a little ... And you will again go out to the pier, again see the beautiful expanse of the sea, and they sat at the water's gulls
They're probably the only ones doing something here quickly and can not be reconciled with the curable time.
Moment, and the bird flew away, leaving only a shadow on the ripples of the sea ...
Photo taken in Croatia during the yachting regatta.