Slovenian and Croatian 9/13/2007-10/7/2007
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Journal Part II
After ascending a steep trail we came to the ruing of the castle over looking the modern day town.
On the path through Samabor
Mo and I descended and headed to the square for some coffee and Samabor’s world famous cream cake. The people watching was world class. Even in this small town the Croatian woman are knock outs. Stylish, tall, thin and walking with an air of confidence. The foods of choice are pivo (beer), coffee and cream cakes. It doesn’t appear that most people eat real meals out, they sit, talk, drink and smoke. Samabor is also the home of some ancient secret recipe mustard and the local drink, Bermet.
On the path
Left Samabor and got back on the highway heading north to
minutes later we were in
We have been impressed with how easy it is to communicate. Since my Slovenian and Croatian is limited to about four words is was a relief to find that almost everyone under 30 speaks English as well as Chuck Norris. The mystery was solved when we came across the ad for “Free American English” on a street post which asked “Chuck Norris knows English, do you?”
There is a very interesting
architectural dichotomy in
The dragons history can be tracked back to Greek mythology. The story goes that the Greek hero Jason and
his companions from the ship Argo, stole the Golden
Fleece from the Colchian king. In an effort to escape his pursuers Jason took a
wrong turn and instead of sailing south on the Aegean Sea found himself and his
crew at the mouth of the
was no way back for them, they continued on up the Danube, the
present-day Vrhnika and
Many of the
buildings in the old town buildings have the classic European look, but there are several other building in
Right, the classic Euro look
At the turn
of the 19th century, many European cities saw the development of a new artistic
style, known by the names of Art Nouveau, Jugendstil,
Modern Style, École de Nancy, Glasgow Style, Modernisme, Liberty Style and Sezession.
The style was seen in all art forms including architecture, fine and applied
arts, theatre, music and literature, as well as fashion. In
To me the geometry, distinct colors and patterns looked like a fusion of American Southwest with Islamic art.
Viennese Sezession or Art nouveau