Photo Essay: Capturing Croatia

The ten days I spent in Croatia in the fall of 2012 feel like they are ages away… Every once in a while though – meaning every time I get too annoyed with cold feet and German winter – I go through my photos again, and dream myself back to pebble beaches, shimmering blue water, narrow cobblestone streets, and delicious seafood.

I know my previous Croatia posts have all the corny clichés covered, but I still wasn’t sure they captured this beautiful Balkan country adequately. Sure, I had never imagined that water could naturally be so very blue like the Adriatic Sea is. And Plitvice Lakes was one of the most stunning places I have seen in a long time. But what truly sums up Croatia for me shows today’s Picturesque Monday: Little, oldish houses with a Mediterranean atmosphere, colorful flowers, and this incomparably warm Croatian light. Just one photo that shows that Croatia’s true beauty lies in the adorable randomness of details and the balanced merging of architecture and nature.

  • Beautiful! Croatia is at the top of my list!

    • JulikaSarah

      Croatia definitely deserves to be top of the list 🙂

  • thetravelchica

    It is quite cold in Ohio right now, so I often think of the months I spent in Central America.

    • JulikaSarah

      I know what you mean! I’m absolutely over subzero temperatures and snow slush, and prefer taking mental trips somewhere warm instead 🙂

  • I lived there all last summer and have been invited to work there again this summer. Can’t wait to go back! An amazing country to say the least x

    • JulikaSarah

      Living in Croatia? That sounds amazing! I would go back in a heartbeat!

    • Unfortunately wont be going back to work this summer. The one downside of having a good paying job back home! Will definitely be making the effort to go back for a visit though 🙂

  • It looks so lovely! I really want to visit – to see both the big in-your-face beauty, as well as the subtle details like these.

    • JulikaSarah

      I’m sure you’ll love it! Croatia has so many levels of beauty! 🙂

  • Kat

    Beautiful picture! I never really thought about going to Croatia, but this past spring my friend took a trip traveling by bike through the coast of Croatia and northern Italy, and it looked really gorgeous and charming! Hopefully I can get there soon, when the weather’s a little bit warmer 🙂

    • JulikaSarah

      Thanks, Kat! I actually went on my Croatia trip spontaneously and without a lot of expectations – and the country totally overwhelmed me! Hope you’ll get a chance to see it soon!