Thursday, August 7, 2014

Visiting Sibenik [Part 4/9]: Dusk in the Solaris Beach Resort

One of the destinations during our summer vacation was the Solaris Beach Resort, located a couple of miles south from Sibenik. It's a beautiful hotel complex with many attractions, beautiful beaches and lovely restaurants and cafes.

We spent two evenings there, and I broke up the images I took there in two parts. For the lack of a better title, I'm calling the first part "Dusk in the Solaris Beach Resort" and the second "Night in the Solaris Beach Resort". The next part of this series will be uploaded tomorrow!

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The whole resort is located in a quiet bay, and as we arrived the night was setting in.



Parking is free and a short walk through the pine forest leads you to the beaches and other attractions.


The dark blue of the night sky pierced the blackness of the forest.



This unusual "gate" lead us right to the first attraction...


... a pirate ship called "The Legend".


It's actually not a ship, but a built attraction, which serves as a great vantage point to look out to the sea, and also functions as a bar.


We stopped first for some portraits. The city lights were shining in the background, giving a lovely out of focus glow.




The entrance to the pirate ship is nicely decorated. A lot of attention is payed to the details, which makes it fun.





Standing here, and looking out to the open sea is quite impressive. You really feel like you are on a ship. We stood here some time, taking everything in.




Some yachts are docked in the small harbor right next to the pirate ship.


Attractions are fine and good, but the resort has really great beaches. This was the furthest point of one of them. The sea was darkening by the approaching night.



We left the pirate ship behind us and went to see the cliffs.


It's very humbling to stand here, with the waves crushing into the rocks, and the soft sea breeze creating the most beautiful sounds.





More yachts and boats in the harbor.


End of Part Four
To be continued...
In the next part I will show you more sights from Solaris, more attractions that are in-land, as well as some restaurants and cake shops.

Come back tomorrow for the next part.

50 comments:

  1. your post is a great advertisement for people to visit this resort. i really like that crazy looking gate to the ship and the way the blue light shows through the trees...

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Glad you enjoyed these. More is on the way tomorrow.

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  2. Ganz tolle Fotos und super Farben. Bis jetzt dachte ich, die blonde ist deine Schwester, jetzt denke ich, die Braune. Verrätst es mir? Liebe Grüße

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    1. Die blonde ist meine Schwester Jasmina und die braunhaarige meine Freundin Selma.

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    2. Ja, danke, beide sind sehr hübsch und sympatisch und die Namen sind auch sehr schön. Liebe Grüße

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  3. Mersad I enjoyed this post but the light balance seems a bit off. Jasmina and Selma could do with a strobe or two.
    Nothing you can do about the boats with such a variation from cyan to yellow.
    It is fun and a fun post. I look forward to the next instalment.

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    1. Thanks Adrian. I left my flash in our apartment, but we are ok with how they turned out. The next part is more in the dark. I think the light and colors will be a bit better since we moved away from these colorfully lit attractions.

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  4. Lovely travel mementos....looks like a good time was had by all♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/looking-up/

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  5. again, my connection is too slow to load all, but the pirate ship would make a neat bar!

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  6. What a fun series of pics, Mersad!! Great place to visit and I do love your night shots!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  7. The blue hues are simply amazing!

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  8. Truly remarkable sights.

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  10. So lovely! Looks like a wonderfully relaxing time.

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    1. It is Kim! Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Oops! Great photos to use as a tourist ad for a brochure. Looks like a beautiful place to unwind.

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    2. Thank you Pam. It's really a great place to unwind.

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  12. What a place and such dazzling photography ~ Bet you had a wonderful time ~ ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. These photos are spectacular. Thanks!

    =)

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  14. What a beautiful place! These are gorgeous photos! Great colors! Your low light/night shots are always fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Brian for visiting.

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  15. Sumrak i zalazak sunca su mi uvijek najljepsi, posebno na moru!

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  16. Wow, Mersad! Your photography is amazing of such a beautiful place! Love your night shots.

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  17. you can almost feel the soft breezes blowing. beautiful Mersad.

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  18. Such beautiful colors at this resort, Mersad! Your photos capture is all so well.

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  19. The blue and white of the sea and rocks could easily be a postcard for Greece! LOVE that first fiery shot of the orange in the corner, the shape cutting into the deep indigo blue of the water. Happy weekend!

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked them.

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  20. Such lovely shots...the place is so so nice! Loved it...
    -- Suryagarh in monochrome...

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  21. Gorgeous light in every picture!

    Sorry I've not been commenting lately but a tendinitis (shoulder + elbow) is forcing me to stay away from the computer as much as possible - repeated movements of the arm is all I have to avoid...

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    1. Hope you'll feel better soon. Hope to see you back. Thanks for visiting.

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  22. Great set of photos! Looks like fun. Your models look happy!

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  23. What a great place, I love the colours in the evening light. Just magical

    mollyxxx

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  24. More great water and great sky (and great girls, but I digress). That pirate ship is colorful. Perhaps not my taste, but it would have been fun for a while.

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    1. We were there only for a while and it was fun. Thanks Jack.

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  25. The early evening light is magical!
    I do love beaches and this place looks so great!

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  26. Wow! The colors in these shots are amazing! I LOVED that first blue and orange shot of the beach and boats, but it just kept getting better and better. What a wonderful resort area! Just lovely. Loved the portrait shots too...the one of the girl on the rocks made me think of the Little Mermaid statue. :-)

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    1. Thanks Marie. So glad you enjoyed these.

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  27. You have done an amazing job with capturing stunning images here!

    What a lovely, lovely place.

    (and lovely, lovely people, too!)

    Thanks for linking to the letter L.

    A+

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    1. Thanks for visiting Jenny!

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