Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fancy Tile Work


The fancy tile work on the roof of the Church of St. Mark in Zagreb, Croatia.  It depicts the Zagreb coat of arms (right) and the medieval coat of arms of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia (left).

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Waiting for the Sunset


While waiting about 45 minutes at the Croatia-Bosnia & Herzegovina border, the sky blew up.  After finally making it through customs and border control, we stopped at a gas station for gas and pictures.  The church on the horizon is the Church of St. Elijah in Brod, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Old Bridge as Cold Winter Turns to Spring


We finished a pleasant day out in the south of Bosnia & Herzegovina in Mostar, home of the world-famous Old Bridge.  It was bitterly cold thanks to a strong, biting wind, and without the trees, the view down the Neretva River isn’t quite as pretty.  Still, it was a cool view and worthy of trying to take a picture.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Durmitor Mountains


A lone shack beneath a mountain peak in Montenegro’s Durmitor National Park on a beautiful summer evening.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Vijećnica


Sarajevo’s restored Austro-Hungarian city hall at dusk.  I went out for a harvest moon, but it was behind clouds, so I found this instead.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Fall Flowers and Winter Snows


After a weather forecast that called for rain, this dusting of snow was what the morning brought, and it provided for some nice contrasts with the last leaves and flowers of fall.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween!  We try to carve jack-o'-lanterns every year.  This year, our two oldest children pretty much did their own.  It’s a fun tradition, although a little messy.  Taking pictures of them is somewhat hard, but a tripod, a long exposure, and some backlighting kind of help things out.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mostar’s Old Bridge


Mostar’s old town, dominated by the famous Old Bridge, rebuilt after the war here in the 1990s.  We were lucky that our first visit to the town happened on a beautiful summer day like this, and we got to see people jump from the bridge and enjoyed lunch and some ice cream right down by the water.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fall Leaves on Fire


I had to stop the car and take a picture when I saw the most incredible tree aflame in brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn.  This was a close-up view of some of those leaves, and although it’s an old picture of mine, it’s one of my personal favorites.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Budva: Montenegrin Resort Town


Slow, steady waves lap at the rocky beach of the Montenegrin resort town of Budva at the end of a warm, sunny day in the spring.  The bell tower of the Church of St. John rises above the walls of the old town.
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