Friday, August 18, 2017

Visiting Primosten [Part 2/3]: Old Town at Night

Primosten is a very lively town at night. There isn't that much to it, but what's there is fascinating, charming and beautiful. In the past, Primosten was situated on the islet close to the mainland. but after the Turkish invasion, the draw bridge, that originally connected the old town and the mainland was replaced by the causeway and in 1564 the settlement was named Primosten after the verb primostiti which means "to bridge". It is built on a hill and is dominated by the parish church of St. George which was built in 1485 and restored in 1760 close to the local graveyard from which a unique view spreads to the sea and the surroundings. In this second post from Primosten I hope to show you all of those things and more.

This is a multi-part travel series. Other parts include:
Part 1: Sunset and Afterglow
Part 2: Old Town at Night
Part 3: Beaches of the City

I walked to the outer walls of the city first, and enjoyed seeing people roaming about and the pathways leading into the distance. Everything is greatly lit, and the combination of dusk and artificial lights gave me some nice pictures.  Primosten is known for the traditional donkey race that takes place there every summer. The largest beach in town is called Raduca, and its smaller part, Mala Raduca, is voted one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Croatia.

Inside the old town you can mostly find residential buildings. The main tourist draw is the aforementioned parish church of St. George. It's located on the top of the old town peninsula. It's not a far or difficult walk, though there are some steps to climb until you reach it. At night it's very spooky, since the church is build around and old graveyard. There aren't many people there, so you can walk around and get eerily accustomed to the surroundings.

The inside of the church is very warm and welcoming. There are many decorations, details and wonderful imagery. I didn't spend that much time though since it's very hot inside. A few parishioners and visitors were inside. I was amazed how long the church stayed open. Deep into the summer night.

 I hope you enjoyed these night time images from Primosten.
In the final part I will show you the many beaches of Primosten and we will be back in daylight.

End of Part Two
To be continued...


  1. Love those painted ceilings...and all the crosses. So beautiful.

    It was somehow uncomfortable looking at the tombstone and I wondered what that person would think to know all these years later his dates, chiseled in stone, would be visible on the other side of the world in a tiny rectangle device sitting on a kitchen table.

  2. Your photos are lovely. This is one of the reasons I love blogging and reading the blogs of others. It enables me to visit places all around the world that I would not otherwise see. Thank you for helping me see new sights today.

  3. Wieder bin ich beeindruckt von den wunderschönen und lichtvollen Abendsaufnahmen. Und das zweite Bild vom Friedhof gefällt mir diesmal am besten.
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Your night photography is alway good to see. You are a master of low light. The church is quite beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the beaches.

  5. These small towns that you have been featuring here are just incredible. I really want to see that part of the world.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  6. I hate to repeat myself, Mersad, but you are the master of night photography. These are beautiful. A special favorite is the clock tower and the pink flowers (#26).

  7. I always enjoy check out your great photography, not to mention the wonderful places you travel to!!

  8. All of these are wonderful, but I had to single out the third and sixth--- Fantastic!!

  9. Enjoyed the cyber tour of the church and night out in the village. Wonderful, scenic place.

  10. you are so good at night photography. Loved the shot along the water front. Have a good week ahead.

  11. I love this Mersad! I wonder how far you walked and whether you walked back after dark? -- and did you have to watch the tide? The little town looks wonderful and as I said in the comment before, it is perfect to have the beautiful beach walk and then end up in a town for another kind of beauty and fun.

  12. Hello, what a lovely town. Beautiful buildings and scenes. Awesome night shots. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

  13. So beautiful! Love the architecture. The church is wonderful! Great photos of this awesome place.

  14. Lovely town and loved the church visit.



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