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Ugljan-Croatia-5

 

Looking from the Fort St. Michael across to Biograd na Moru (Biograd on Sea), south of Zadar, on the mainland. I was told that it was called "na Moru" to distinguish it from Beograd (Belgrade) in Serbia, which may have been the case when the countries were combined as Yugoslavia - bio and beo are the same word, meaning "white" - hence "white city".

Ugljan-Croatia-5

 

Looking from the Fort St. Michael across to Biograd na Moru (Biograd on Sea), south of Zadar, on the mainland. I was told that it was called "na Moru" to distinguish it from Beograd (Belgrade) in Serbia, which may have been the case when the countries were combined as Yugoslavia - bio and beo are the same word, meaning "white" - hence "white city".

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jul 2019, 01:45
A fine outlook.
Tom Wilson: You can see why the Venetians decided to build a lookout there smile
i confess i know very little from that part of the world, Tom. i like the robust looking blocks to the left of your image.
Tom Wilson: That's the ruins of the old fort - it's a region well worth visiting.
It's lovely -whatever it's called!
Tom Wilson: The whole area is quite delightful.
C'est une très jolie vue.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Jul 2019, 05:39
This looks peaceful but I'm pretty certain in the past it has been anything but that..
Tom Wilson: The scars of the recent conflict can still be found.
Interestingly, Tom, we're just now finalizing the details of our own trip to Croatia next Spring. Can hardly wait.
Tom Wilson: Spring should be a good time - before the tourist season gets going. Zadar and Dubrovnik are now "tourist cultures" rather than real living places - Dubrovnik gets five of those monster cruise ships every day and Zadar gets two or three. But there are smaller places that are still "real".
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Jul 2019, 07:55
What a grand view you have here, Tom... look at those mountains in the back.
No ship passes here unseen too...
Tom Wilson: Precisely why the Venetians built their look-out here smile
It does look beautiful Tom
Tom Wilson: A lovely area altogether, Bill
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Jul 2019, 08:52
Thank you for the bit of information regarding the white cities.
Tom Wilson: My pleasure! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jul 2019, 09:28
Maybe I will take up overseas travelling again.
Tom Wilson: I haven't been to all the central and east European countries, Louis, but I've been in Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and they all have wonderful things and places to offer.
What a lovely outlook.
Tom Wilson: It was a lovely day out, Brian.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jul 2019, 15:52
An impressive viewpoint.
Tom Wilson: Used as a look-out for centuries.
A fine vista, Tom! I've yet to visit what was Yugoslavia smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 9 Jul 2019, 02:53
it's so vast

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