Magical world at Rijeka’s doorstep

Posted in Photography on June 2, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Originally posted on Diana's Escapes:

At the beginning of May, I took a field trip with my friends. It didn’t require a lot of money, long planning and packing, and yet it was a wonderful adventure.

Rijeka is a town deeply connected with water, in all of its forms. These ties are manifested in a number of town’s urban elements: from its toponym and motto (English translation of ”Rijeka” is ”river”), coat of arms (two-headed eagle standing on top of a container from which water spills out), the fact that the town is a major Croatian port and that its industrial and urban development has for ages been connected with the sea and Rječina, the river that flows through Rijeka.

In the town’s hinterland there is a whole magical world of nature that was shaped around the river flow. Few years ago, a walking path following the river was arranged, some 20 km long, that…

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Fiume ~ a novel

Posted in Photography on June 1, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Fiume ~ a novel.

Why is the London Book Fair important for literature from S E Europe?

Posted in Photography on April 13, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Originally posted on istrosbooks:

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As you have hopefully already heard, Croatia is having a national stand at the London Book Fair this year, for the first time ever. In fact, it is the first time that any republic of the former Yugoslavia has taken a stand.

So why have they decided to take this step? Well, it is part of a series of events organised to highlight the country’s culture and achievement by the Welcome Croatia Festival, in the lead-up to Croatia’s entry to the European Union this summer. And as luck would have it (or some might call it ‘fate’), two Croatian writers are up for major UK literary awards: the north-American resident Josip Novakovich has been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement and Daša Drndić’s book – Trieste – has been long-listed for the prestigious Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. These two facts in themselves just go to…

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Posted in Photography on March 16, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Originally posted on Rudolf Abraham's blog:

Preview of my book of photographs from the Rijeka Carnival in Croatia, available from Blurb…

Held on the last Sunday before Lent, the wild and wonderful Rijeka Carnival is one of the largest Carnival processions in Europe – an enormous event with up to 10,000 participants from around 100 Carnival groups, and well over 100,000 spectators.

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Announcing: Photography Contest, in time for Spring

Posted in Interesting - from other bloggers with tags , , , on March 9, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Announcing: Photography Contest, in time for Spring.

Posted in Photography on March 2, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Originally posted on -08 days for new oikotimes.com:

KLAPAThe Croatian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 presented today during a live TV show press conference. The show was actually funny as the lights went off during the presentation! Klapa s Mora Ensemble presented in play back their song for Malmoe, titled Mizerija. The song is somehow interesting (the vocals were amazing although playback) for the hard core Eurofans but I guess it will be boring enough (in terms of outdated music style) to score high in the scoreboard.

SUPER KLAPA ENSEMBLE MEMBERS
First tenor – Marko Škugor, from klapa Kampanel
Second tenor – Ante Galić, from klapa Sinj
First baritone – Nikša Antica, from klapa Kampanel
Second baritone – Leon Bataljaku, from klapa Crikvenica
Bass – Ivica Vlaić, from klapa Sebenico
Bass – Bojan Kavedžija, from klapa Grdelin

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An overview of e-book market in Croatia

Posted in Interesting - from other bloggers on March 1, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

An overview of e-book market in Croatia.

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