March Recap: An Interesting Month with Seven Places Visited

March this year was the first month I traveled and took photos for the Croatia Captured project. Unfortunately, the start of the year was too crowded, and I didn’t have much time for traveling, but that changed in March (and hopefully, it will change in the following months!). Let’s get back to March. I traveled twice and visited seven cool places. I still haven’t published articles for all of those places, but there are Showcase pages for each location and, of course, photos in the archive.

I wrote a short review of March 2024, so here it is.

Fulfinum Mirine

The funny thing is – I didn’t knew this place existed two days before I came here! The plan was visiting the city Omišalj, which is just near this amazing place, and while exploring what can I visit and photograph in Omišalj, I found out this.

It was so peacefull while I was there, there was only a couple of people walking by, and by “couple”, I mean two people!

Also, I didn’t know the remains of forum existed, up until an elderly woman approached me and told me that. She was happy that someone was taking an interest in this place, and she wanted to share that information with me. She offered me to show me the remains of forum, so we went for a walk.It was really nice to meed someone who offered me, a stranger, something like that. After all, I wouldn’t even know the forum was still there! Well, sort of…

Link to the Showcase page.

Omišalj

I have never visited Omišalj, up until this beautiful day in late March. When I was making a list what places should I visited during my one day roadtrip to Krk, I wanted to visited a place where I have never been. So, that’s how I found myself in Omišalj on a beautiful Sunday morning.

I came there just after the mass ended, so people were starting to walk away from the church and from the old part of the city. The funny thing is that after they left the city center, it felt like I was the only human being there! For probably half an hour, during my walk around the city, I have only seen two cats, and that was it! It was a pleasant and a bit weird feeling, but I kinda liked it! I want to visit it during the summer months when people spend their afternoons on the city square, which is a really nice place.So, after my experience during my trip to Omišalj, let’s see what the internet has to say about this city.

Link to the Showcase page.

City of Krk

Let me tell you a short story that dates back to 2016. I decided to take one week vacation and I spent it driving around the Istria, Rijeka and the Island of Krk. During my visit to the Island of Krk, I have visited a couple of places for the first time in my life and one of those places was the city of Krk. So, this was my second visit! But, I have to admit that while I was there in 2016, I didn’t have much time, so I didn’t walk around the city centre.

This was different. I had my to-do list (translated: list of places I want to visit and photograph) and I was a man on a mission.

During my visit, I enjoyed beautiful weather and amazing architecture. Yeah, I’m coming back, for sure!

Link to the Showcase page.

Vrbnik

Let me tell you a short story that dates back to 2016. I decided to take one week vacation and I spent it driving around the Istria, Rijeka and the Island of Krk. During my visit to the Island of Krk, I have visited a couple of places for the first time in my life and one of those places was Vrbnik. So, this was my second visit! But, I have to admit that while I was there in 2016, I didn’t have much time, so I didn’t walk around the city centre.

This was different. I had my to-do list (translated: list of places I want to visit and photograph) and I was a man on a mission. I came to the city just after the mass ended, so people went to the coffee shops, and I had the center of Vrbnik all for myself and I have enjoyed it so much!

During my visit, I enjoyed beautiful weather and amazing architecture. Yeah, I’m coming back, for sure!

Link to the Showcase page.

Ogulin

As with many other locations I’ve visited within the Croatia Captured project, this was also my first time visiting a town—this time, it was Ogulin. Why did I choose Ogulin? There are two main reasons that put Ogulin on my ‘must-visit’ map.

The first one, as you may imagine, was the old town of Ogulin. I’m a sucker for old towns and castles, and when I saw online photos of the old town of Ogulin, I immediately decided to go there.

The second reason was a heartbreaking legend of Đula, who lost her life after she threw herself into the abyss of the River Dobra because her lover, Milan, died in battle. The legend says that Milan’s face is carved in the rocks above the river.

I came to the city on a Saturday morning, just one day before Easter, and it was a pretty chilled morning. People were doing their shopping, drinking coffee, and hanging out with their fellow citizens. I liked it!

Link to the Showcase page.

The Tounj Bridge

A Roman architectural masterpiece – something that more than catches my attention! As soon as I saw an online article about this bridge, I placed it on my “must-visit” list and decided it warranted a visit as soon as possible.

The bridge itself is truly beautiful, and I appreciate the convenience of being able to park nearby. Walking on the bridge is an experience in itself (although the pedestrian path is a bit narrow, so caution is advised. However, when I was there, there wasn’t much traffic), allowing for moments of relaxation with a picturesque view of the bridge, and the opportunity to get up close.

In my opinion, it is showcased very well, as it deserves to be.

After visiting and seeing it in person, I believe the Tounj Bridge is one of the highlights of my visits and photography since I began the Croatia Captured project!During my visit, I also explored the Frankopan Bridge, which was constructed on the foundations of a bridge from the 15th century.

Link to the Showcase page.

Old town Ozalj

Happy, excited, and thrilled! That’s the best way to describe how I felt when I stepped onto the bridge of Old Town Ozalj! I had seen photos and knew it looked really nice, but the live experience was something else. Initially, I wanted to visit this place sometime in Autumn 2023, but it was closed for renovations, so I had to wait a bit longer. It was worth the wait.

The first thing I want to mention is that there’s a Native museum within the old town. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time, so I skipped visiting it. Honestly, that just gives me a reason to return.

You may ask yourself, “What was so exciting about this place?”. Well, the fact that you can wander along the short paths all around the old town is pretty cool, and the location itself is just amazing! The views from the old town are absolutely breathtaking.

You’re free to walk wherever you want, take photos, chill, rest, hang out… I really dig that!

If there’s anything I didn’t like, it’s that while the building housing the Native museum looks stunning, the other buildings aren’t in the best shape, especially the one next to the museum.If the city, or whoever is responsible for this place, decides to renovate it and rejuvenate that space, this would land on my top 5 places to visit in Croatia! But, even with that critique, I’m so glad I visited, and it ranks really high on my “must-visit again” list!

Link to the Showcase page.

What do you think about these places? Have any suggestions what should I visit next? I already have my list of the places I plan to visit in the following months, but I’m always open hearing new ideas!

Feel free to send your advices and ideas to the e-mail croatiacaptured.com@gmail.com, I’m happy to hear from you!

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