Thursday, April 17, 2008

Croatia

My oldest daughter lived in Croatia in 2004 as a nanny to missionaries for Wesleyan World Missions.  She took care of their two little boys, ages 2 & 4, while their parents took language 
classes.  She had to raise her own money to get there and she lived with a couple of girls in
an apartment.  She traveled across the city by public buses to get to her work.  It was a very
good experience for her.  While she was there she was taking two classes online for her degree.


This is my daughter and one of her roommates (the one
on the right) in their apartment.

This is a bombed-out phone booth in Bosnia
that they visited while on a trip.

This is Split, Croatia where she was living.  It is a beautiful
city.  Now it is a tourist destination.  The weather is mediterraean
and it is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea across from Italy.
The terrain is like San Diego with rocky beaches and plenty
of palm trees.



Split by night.




This is her missionary family.  Wonderful people.

Diocletian's Palace

At the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace on the bay of Aspalathos. Here, after abdicating on the first of May in A.D. 305, he spent the last years of his life. The bay is located on the south side of a short peninsula running out from the Dalmatian coast into the Adriatic, four miles from the site of Salona, the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. The terrain on which the palace was built slopes gently seaward. It is typical karst terrain, consisting of low limestone ridges running east to west with marl in the clefts between them.
This palace is today the heart of the inner-city of Split where all the most important historical buildings can be found. The importance of Diocletian's Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods, stretching from Roman times onwards, which form the very tissue of old Split. The Palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural constructs on the Croatian Adriatic coast and holds an outstanding place in the Mediterranean, European and world heritage.


6 comments:

ashpags said...

Oh wow! It's beautiful there! I'm so jealous of your daughter. =)

tj said...

...Gosh Junebug, that city is absolutely beautiful! As well as your daughter too - too cute! ;o)

...How lucky she is to be so young and have those experiences already. That is a great thing she is doing...

...Blessings... :o)

Sandy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous city! Your daughter is so blessed to be having all of these lovely experiences now.

Willowtree said...

That would have been an amazing experience. Love the new look, those look like frangipannis.

Junebug said...

Thanks, I don't know what the flower is but Gattina gave them to me. :D

kitten said...

WOW! Just Wow! What a beautiful experience for your daughter and what a beautiful place!!