In old times, when there where no high-tech toys like today, people had to improvize.
To keep interior of houses cool in summer, stone ring were built in front of windows. Those were holding rails with wet blankets and when the wind blew, the moist cooled the air. So, instead of a hot air, into the house came the cool air.
The place called Brna is located on the southern side of the island of Korcula, in a magnificent bay full of green vegetation and wrapped in the Mediterranean sun. Around Brna there are beautiful bays - on the west thre is the Istruga bay, and on the east there is Zavalatica bay, with lovely pebble beaches and clean and clear sea that attracts numerous swimmers.
The vicinity of the Smokvica settlement , which is known for its top quality wines, hase very much determined the development of Brna, that soon became main port for exporting grapes and wines from Smokvica. As regards accomodation - Brna has several hundreds of beds in private accomodation - in apartments and beautiful villas, but also in the hotel "Feral". In the neighbouring bay Istruga there is a sports and recreational center at your disposal with two tennis courts, bowling court, table tennis and volleyball on the sand, while in the very middle of the center there is a restaurant with a dancing terrace and rich offer of local dishes. The Istruga Bay is rich in therapeutic mud of high hygienic standard and a very good quality , which is additional reason to come to this place and its bay.
At the end of an unassuming street Matt happened to look to his right and saw a set of stairs. At the bottom of the stairs was a sign that said 'Malta Kod Janeta' I still don't know what it means but we decided to climb the stairs in hopes of a good view and not only did we get that but we saw a little church and the start of some cool trails, plus the view of ruins left standing from previous wars.
Top of Malta kod janeta
This is one of the views from the top of Malta Kod Janeta. The picture is a series of stone walls. I think they might have been ruins from previous wars. If anyone knows the truth please let me know.
Differently from other places in Croatia, here the history seems to have passed without big conflicts. The great influence is from Venice, and we saw no mixed styles, no signs of making and remaking that impressed me in Zadar and Split, for instance.
The place evokes tranquility and calm.