The best place in Dalmatia
Sibenik is small town in Dalmatia,but it is so beautifuly.People are very nice.In Sibenik you can see a very old part of the town.There are a very good complex of hotels name *Solaris*,there you can find everything.Beaches are beautiful.Sea is very clean.For parents with baby,there is people who get care of your children.Also,near Sibenik is the oldest town in Dalmatia-Skardona(Skradin) and there is started a National Park Krka.to there you can go by boat,car,bus.There you can see where is river go into the sea,and make a lake Prokljan.Best time to visit the Sibenik is July and August,when is summer.There is also camps,others hotels.I go there every summer,who wonts some advice or help can ask me. Every summer me and my family go in Dalmatia,my children are very happy in Sibenik and village near Sibenik,Sonkovic.There I dont wory that something bad can hapened to my kids.
Church for identification
I have been unable to identify this church. I do not feel it is Sveti Frane (San Francesco) as, as far as I remember, it is a little up-hill to the old city. If I am not wrong, it stands between Ulica Ante Starcevica and ulica Stjepane Radica and on the different maps I have looked at, it has no name, which should mean it has no interest !.
However, if it is true that the bell tower has nothing special (first photo), it has a side entrance (second photo) with on top (enlarged on the third photo) a bearded man with the right arm raised (blessing the people ?) while in the left hand, it holds two huge keys. Leyle (VT The WanderingCamel), because of the keys, identifies him as Saint Peter. Thank you Leyle for your contribution!
The fourth photo shows in a niche a young man clad in a medieval garment, holding a (broken) spear in his right hand while he bears a stone with a Malta cross in his left hand. On the right, a snake is certainly trying some evil doing ! This is why it is here, isn't it ?
I suppose it is one of the following : St. John's church, St. Krsevan's church, St. Lovre's church and monastery, The New church, St Grgur's church, St Frane's monastery and church, St. Nikola's church, St. Dominic's church, The church of Uspanie Bogomatere, The church of Holy Ghost, St Barbara's church. But which one is it ?
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from: Josip Gracin (http://pubwww.st.carnet.hr/primosten/index-desni.html)
Sto je vrijednije od ljudskog truda,muke i vjere da moze uciniti i one najteze stvari, pa tako uciniti i da kamen prokapje mirisno zuto maslinovo uje i proplace crne suze slatkog vina?
Sto je vece cudo od mjesta gdje je zrnje crvene, preiscrpljene zemlje u moru kamena isto tako rijetko kao i kapi kise?
Sto je vece cudo od tog mjesta gdje takvo tlo poljubljeno milosti Bozjom i natopljeno tezackim znojem daje najsladje grozdje i maslinova ploda toliko da se zilave grane tog svetog drveca ujesen toliko spuste da mogu poljubiti zemlju koja ih je tolikim plodovima obdarila?
S to je vrijednije onda od tog mjesta, od Primostena, zivog spomenika ljudskoj vjeri i upornosti, i njegovih tezaka koji su pronasli ono pravo blago sto ga cuva skrta kamenita zemlja.
Entrance with coat of arm
In a side street, the attention of the photographer was caught by the entrance shown on the photo. There was not enough room to shoot the whole doorway and I took the most interesting part, the top. There is a coat of arm with an oblique stripe and two flowers (roses ?), one on each side of the stripe. I will try to identify it.
You certainly must take a boat...
You certainly must take a boat to the island of Visovac, which is also a part of Krka National Park. There is a green park in a blue lake, just over 1 hectare of area, with a church and monastery whose beginnings go back to the 14th century. The monastery houses a rich museum and art collection (including 620 turkish documents!). Twice a year , on 2nd and 15th August is a pilgrimage center .