2019-04 Croatia with Van Os Photo Safaris

  • Ragusa 2 #5
    Ragusa 2 #5
    Arriving without our checked luggage, we settled into this cozy, nice apartment for three nights.
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 27, 2019
    2019-04-27#0050
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Steps
    Steps
    Much of the old city is on a hillside with a LOT of steps.
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3387
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Laundry
    Laundry
    There are very few yards in the old city so this is the common way of drying laundry.
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3397
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Strret Dining
    Strret Dining
    There is dining on nearly every street for the high season.
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3403
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral
    Dubrovnik Cathedral
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3406
    Larry L. Jackson
  • View from Harbor
    View from Harbor
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3423
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Flowers
    Flowers
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3425
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral Dome
    Dubrovnik Cathedral Dome
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3438
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Dubrovnik Cathedral
    Dubrovnik Cathedral
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3452
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Harbor
    Harbor
    Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3469
    Larry L. Jackson
  • St John's Fortress
    St John's Fortress
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3490
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Viewpoint
    Viewpoint
    Afternoon photo on the way up the mountain.
    Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3493
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Thistle Broomrape
    Thistle Broomrape
    Orobanche reticulata - I thought this was an orchid initially, but like this parasitic plant as well.
    Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3513
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Hilltop View
    Hilltop View
    After sunset with the lights on in the city.
    Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28#3519
    Larry L. Jackson
  • St Ignatius Church
    St Ignatius Church
    There are a lot of churches in old and new Dubrovnik.
    Old Town. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3532
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Minceta Tower
    Minceta Tower
    Old City Wall. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3537
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Lovrijenac Fortress
    Lovrijenac Fortress
    Old City Wall. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3544
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Old City Wall
    Old City Wall
    Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3546
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Franciscan Church
    Franciscan Church
    Old City Wall. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3563
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Harbor Cannon
    Harbor Cannon
    Old City Wall. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3599
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Roofs
    Roofs
    Old City Wall. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3617
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Minceta Tower
    Minceta Tower
    Nearing this tower again after making the full circuit of the walls.
    Old City Wall. Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3620
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Waves
    Waves
    Dance is a public beach but way too rough for swimming this day.
    Dance, Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 29, 2019
    2019-04-29#3649
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Franjo Tudman Suspension Bridge
    Franjo Tudman Suspension Bridge
    The infrastructure of Croatia is very modern.
    Dubrovnik, Croatia, April 30, 2019
    2019-04-30#3695
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Drvenik
    Drvenik
    We came here to take the ferry to Hvar.
    Croatia, April 30, 2019
    2019-04-30#3698
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Ferry
    Ferry
    Drvenik, Croatia, April 30, 2019
    2019-04-30#3706
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Lighthouse
    Lighthouse
    Our ferry arrived here and we drove to Hvar.
    Sucuraj, Croatia, April 30, 2019
    2019-04-30#3732
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Flowers in Ruined Window
    Flowers in Ruined Window
    Sucuraj, Croatia, April 30, 2019
    2019-04-30#3750
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Fishing Boats
    Fishing Boats
    Sucuraj, Croatia, April 30, 2019
    2019-04-30#3758
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bell Tower
    Bell Tower
    Abandoned church.
    Sucuraj, Croatia, April 30, 2019
    2019-04-30#3760
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Blue Hour - 4:50am
    Blue Hour - 4:50am
    I don't like getting up this early, but the photos can be worth it.
    St Steven's Square, Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3789
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Slow Shutter Harbor - 5:30am
    Slow Shutter Harbor - 5:30am
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3803
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Pokonji Dol Lighthouse
    Pokonji Dol Lighthouse
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3805
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Hvar Fortress
    Hvar Fortress
    Construction started in 1278 CE.
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3841
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Franciscan Monastery
    Franciscan Monastery
    Harbor, Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3849
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Spiny Starwort
    Spiny Starwort
    Pallenis spinosa
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3876
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Spiny Starwort
    Spiny Starwort
    Pallenis spinosa - closeup showing details that give this flower its name.
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3877
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Crown Daisy
    Crown Daisy
    Chrysanthemum coronarium
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3883
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Old Chruch Bell Tower
    Old Chruch Bell Tower
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3887
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Garden Sculpture
    Garden Sculpture
    In an abandoned garden.
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3891
    Larry L. Jackson
  • City Walls
    City Walls
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3912
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Cannon
    Cannon
    Hvar Fortress, Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3940
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Hilltop View
    Hilltop View
    From a hill high above the fort and city.
    Hvar, Croatia, May 1, 2019
    2019-05-01#3966
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Ferry
    Ferry
    We drove from Hvar to this deep water port for a ferry to Split.
    Stari Grad, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#3970
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Ferries
    Ferries
    Ours is the larger ferry on the right.
    Stari Grad, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#3973
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bell Tower
    Bell Tower
    Construction likely started in 295 CE.
    Diocletians's Palace, Split, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#3975
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Walls
    Walls
    The palace complex was very large, but time has seen many changes before any thought of preservation.
    Diocletians's Palace, Split, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#3979
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Gate
    Gate
    Diocletians's Palace, Split, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#3992
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Venetian Architecture
    Venetian Architecture
    Croatia has had significant influence from Venice, Austria and other powers of the past.
    Split, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#4000
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Bell Tower
    Bell Tower
    Split, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#4003
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Windows
    Windows
    Split, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#4011
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Waterfront
    Waterfront
    Harbor, Split, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#4016
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Church of St Spiridon
    Church of St Spiridon
    Seen from our hotel room.
    Skradin, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 2, 2019
    2019-05-02#4029
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Mute Swan
    Mute Swan
    Cygnus olor
    Skradin, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4033
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Skradin
    Skradin
    Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4039
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Waterfall
    Waterfall
    A series of beautiful waterfalls.
    Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4048
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Waterfall
    Waterfall
    Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4067
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Waterfall
    Waterfall
    Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4081
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Waterfall
    Waterfall
    Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4089
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Small Stream
    Small Stream
    An old grinding wheel in the left-lower corner.
    Water Mill, Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4095
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Small Waterfall
    Small Waterfall
    Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4125
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Skradinski Hotel
    Skradinski Hotel
    Skradin, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4142
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Visovac Monastery
    Visovac Monastery
    Small ferries take visitors over to this island monastery.
    Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4152
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boat
    Boat
    Visovac Lake, Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4165
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Tower
    Tower
    Krka Monastery, Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4166
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Krka Monastery
    Krka Monastery
    Very colorful area of this Serbian Orthodox monastery built in 1422 CE.
    Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4170
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Monojlovac Falls
    Monojlovac Falls
    Emperor Franz Joseph 1 & Elizabeth of Austria visited here in 1875 CE and a plaque commemorates the occasion.
    Krka National Park, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 3, 2019
    2019-05-03#4192
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Church of the Holy Spirit
    Church of the Holy Spirit
    Fishermen endured a storm in the 1400s CE and built this church to celebrate their survival.
    Posedarje, Dalmatia, Croatia, May 4, 2019
    2019-05-04#4241
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Rainy View
    Rainy View
    We arrived in rain, it continued to rain and departed in snow.
    Plitvice Hotel #106, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 4, 2019
    2019-05-04#4247
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Jeff & Sherry
    Jeff & Sherry
    Our Slovenian guide, Dan, moved in the rocks and our American guide helped us keep our cameras dry for some photos.
    Lower Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 4, 2019
    2019-05-04#4263
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Lady Orchid
    Lady Orchid
    Orchis purpurea
    Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 4, 2019
    2019-05-04#4276
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Lower Falls
    Lower Falls
    We returned hoping for better weather, but it rained us out quickly.
    Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4284
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Boardwalk
    Boardwalk
    The irregular trail tripped up one of our party resulting in a few stitches in the chin.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4293
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Wet Forest
    Wet Forest
    Prettier when wet I suspect.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4295
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Waterfall
    Waterfall
    The only way to see the lakes required an umbrella and rain cover for the camera.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4308
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Lake & Upper Falls
    Lake & Upper Falls
    Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4325
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Unknown Plant
    Unknown Plant
    Big, wet leaves of an abundant plant.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4327
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Wet Forest
    Wet Forest
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4335
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Very Wet Trail
    Very Wet Trail
    Flooding of trails got worse after we left and the park was closed for a while.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4339
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Galovacki Falls
    Galovacki Falls
    52.5 foot waterfalls.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4343
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Mali Prstavac Waterfall
    Mali Prstavac Waterfall
    59 feet tall.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4360
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Flooded Steps
    Flooded Steps
    Due to rain, I believe this flow is not normal.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4367
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Travertine-edged Pool
    Travertine-edged Pool
    The mineral content of the water has created a lot of terraces.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4369
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Veliki Prstavac Waterfall
    Veliki Prstavac Waterfall
    92 foot waterfalls.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4373
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Escaped Umbrella
    Escaped Umbrella
    Wind made it necessary to keep a tight grip but some failed.
    Upper Falls, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 5, 2019
    2019-05-05#4375
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Snow
    Snow
    It snowed a couple of inches during the night and continued as we departed.
    Plitvice Hotel #106, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4381
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Large Cuckoo-pint
    Large Cuckoo-pint
    Arum italicum
    Plitvice Hotel #106, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4397
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Balkan War Damage
    Balkan War Damage
    Trzic Tounjski, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4400
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Ruined House
    Ruined House
    We took a shortcut through this area, a narrow backroad.
    Trzic Tounjski, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4414
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Snowy Pass
    Snowy Pass
    Near Rijeka, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4420
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Tunnel
    Tunnel
    Croatia is mountainous with a lot of highway tunnels.
    Near Rijeka, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4424
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Roman Tower
    Roman Tower
    Trsat Castle, Rijeka, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4439
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Rovinj
    Rovinj
    From the ferry taking us to Istra Island.
    Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4459
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Church of St Euphemia
    Church of St Euphemia
    Rovinj, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4465
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Harbor
    Harbor
    Rovinj, Croatia, May 6, 2019
    2019-05-06#4475
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Ferry
    Ferry
    The ferry runs every hour.
    Istra Island Hotel, Istra Island, Croatia, May 7, 2019
    2019-05-07#4492
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Yellow-legged Gull
    Yellow-legged Gull
    Larus cachinnans - the common gull of the area.
    Istra Island Hotel, Istra Island, Croatia, May 7, 2019
    2019-05-07#4493
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Cat on a Leash
    Cat on a Leash
    Unusual to see a cat on a leash, but this was working.
    Rovinj, Croatia, May 7, 2019
    2019-05-07#4502
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Church of St Euphemia
    Church of St Euphemia
    As usual, the cathedrals and churches were very elaborate.
    Rovinj, Croatia, May 7, 2019
    2019-05-07#4531
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Cheese
    Cheese
    Rovinj, Croatia, May 7, 2019
    2019-05-07#4570
    Larry L. Jackson