Friday, July 8, 2016

A Night Out in Split [Part 1/2]

This past weekend was filled with a visit to Podstrana and Split, a town and city on the Adriatic sea and just a two hour drive away from Mostar. My friends and I booked a stay in the Pension Amigos in Podstrana located right on the beach. From there it was only a 10 minute drive to Split, where we spent a great night out. I have shown Split during day previously on this blog, but this time it was not only nighttime, but we also ventured further into the labyrinth that is the old town of Split I hope you will enjoy these.

This is a two part travel series. Click below for more:
A Night Out in Split [Part 1/2]
A Night Out in Split [Part 2/2]


Leaving for Split

It was around 9 in the evening when we left for Split. The sky still had a tinge of blue left and a soft breeze was rolling in from the sea. People were in restaurants having dinner or walking the beach. Podstrana is really a great place to stay, swim and relax and with Split close by, we had a chance to do more upbeat things. After finding a parking spot we started on a stroll through the harbor walking area called Riva.


A Stroll along the Walking Lane

The Riva is a beautiful part of Split. After having been redone completely a few years back, the new modern walking lane features both sights of yachts and boats in the harbor as well as many cafes and restaurants along the old buildings. That night a soccer game was on on almost every TV in the city, since the European soccer tournament is still going. We did stop from time to time to look at the score, but mostly we strolled through the old harbor before eventually heading deeper into the old town structures.





Heading Inside

Inside the walls of this old town structure you can find many things. From small and narrow streets to squares filled with people. It's interesting how the dynamic in the city keeps changing. You can find almost empty places inside the old walls and then you turn a corner and you are surrounded by lots of other tourists and locals.




You can stop at many places here and simply gaze at the beauty of the old town. For example the next image shows my sister Jasmina and her boyfriend Amer standing on the cobble street looking at the shop display. I moved back a bit and the view showed the arches of the town as well as the surrounding houses. Everything is lit up beautifully at night, with attention payed to every detail.

The Old and New Split at Night

At the Dioklecian Palace a concert was being held. This Palace is part of UNESCO's World Heritage List. The importance of the palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods, starting in the Roman period, which form the base of old Split. The palace is one of the most famous architectural and cultural buildings on the Croatian Adriatic coastline. It's also know for being one of the many shooting locations of the TV Show Game of Thrones. If you are interested to know more about it, click here for my in-depth tour.




Turning a Corner

As the night progressed so did our stroll through the old city walls. We stopped at one lovely little square to take some portraits (which you'll see in part two) and eventually headed deeper into the unexplored parts of Split at night.


End of Part One
 To be continued...

30 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to spend a great evening out and in such lovely surroundings. Love all the different coloursof the reflections on the water at the harbour as well as the narrow passages and walls you passed. Therelooks like there was a great stmosphere there adn you obiously all enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, we did enjoy the stay in Split. The colorful reflections are always great to capture when I have the chance.

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  2. Ganz tolle lebhafte Bilder... man möchte am liebsten sofort die Sachen packen und nach Split fahren.
    Toller post, gefällt mir sehr.
    Liebe Grüße
    susa

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    1. Danke Dir. Liebe Grüße zurück.

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  3. You excel at night scenes. I always enjoy them.

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  4. Wonderful travel post with great photos, sounds like you have a marvelous time.

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  5. your skill with the night shots never ceases to amaze me.. these are so beautiful. love the dogs and that last narrow walk way is awesome

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  6. I have heard Split is often a port of call for some cruises and I was wondering whether you think this fantastic city (from your images) requires more than a day to vist.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  7. I loved the atmosphere of Split at night when I visited. Thanks for taking me back! It was very cool that you stumbled upon a concert in the palace.

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  8. Thanks for taking us along on your nighttime stroll through Split! Fantastic photos.

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  9. lovely stroll and beautiful pictures. I enjoyed summer atmosphere.

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  10. That second-to-last shot, Jasmina and Amer is really cute...

    Love your night shots!!

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  11. Great series of photo showing a lively town with an active nightlife. I'm looking forward to part 2.

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  12. Ganz toll!!! Das würde ich mir auch nochmal gerne anschauen. Hat auch unwahrscheinlich viel Flair und einfach nur schön das lebhafte Treiben auch in der Nacht zu sehen. Gefällt mir sehr gut.

    Danke für die tollen Fotos und Info.

    Wünsche dir und deinen Freunden ein superschönes Wochenende und sende herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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  13. Excellent evening tour, Mersad. I was there during the day. It is quite romantic in the evening.

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  14. Wow, Mersad! Your night photography always leaves me amazed. These are no exception. Fantastic!

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  15. Excellent, excellent night shots, Mersad. You unveiled a thriving city with a lot of history in its bones. The old buildings look like they could tell a tale and the Villa Amigo looks like a slice of paradise.

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    1. Loved our accommodation, friendly staff, everything clean and right next to the beach. Perfect for relaxation.

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  16. Thank you for sharing your world...places I will never get to visit, except through your blog. Have a fantastic weekend, Mersad!

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  17. Your night shots are amazing, Mersad! What a beautiful place.

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  18. I like the nightlife, I gotta boogie. Er, sorry...

    ROG, ABCW

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  19. Obožavam ovaj grad, nekada sam ljetovao tamo više godina zaredom. Mislim da ću ga do kraja ljeta morati ponovo posjetiti, nisam bio tamo preko 10 godina.

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    1. Taman, možeš napraviti stop u Mostaru na putu tamo :D

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  20. How I long to be walking along the coastline :). Beautiful..

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  21. Such very interesting places in old town and so lovely aspects captured in the evening. A good day!

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  22. beautiful architecture on the old buildings. I so enjoy seeing your nighttime images Mersad.

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  23. gorgious photo's as always Mersad.. you always raise my longing for travelling which is very small normaly

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-18z/

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  24. What a gorgeous place to explore and doing so at night is certainly something different. It looks like a popular place to be. I can't believe it was still a little light so late at night!

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