Documentary photographs of Hvar

July 2013 iPad

These photographs are what I think of as documentary travel photographs… images taken for memory’s sake or information.

View of Hvar while climbing up to the city fortress
View of Hvar while climbing up to the city fortress

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Fortress view of the mountains surrounding the city
Fortress view of the mountains surrounding the city
View of the beaches from our Villa apartment to the city center
View of the beach walkway  from our Villa apartment to the city center
View from Villa Rosmarius... we ended up so far away from the city center because it was July and the city was filled with Australians (plus there was a huge festival called Ultra Europe in town) I would recommend Villa Nora.
View from Villa Rosmarius… we ended up so far away from the city center because it was July and the city was filled with Australians (plus there was a huge festival called Ultra Europe in town) I would recommend Villa Nora.

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Museum of Broken Relationships

May 3, 2014 (iPhone 5s)

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I was tempted to buy this piece of chocolate but had no one to give it to but myself.

After the first 2,5 rooms, I stopped reading all the summaries and only looked at the artifacts. It still became a little depressing. After 30 years, one lady’s husband told her “I never loved you” and left. She never understood what happened. “I don’t understand what happened.” Her artifact was this small, old, worn stuffed toy of snoopy. He could have had the decency to explain, but to realize at the end of your life it was all a lie. But at least she got to spend 30 years with someone SHE loved. Another woman’s artifact was a joint checkbook, which she saw as signifying their financial togetherness through the purchase of a house and children and then their financial separation with divorce and her subsequent years of psychotherapy. There was only one story of an unbroken relationship in this museum. The first story I read. The artifact was of a life size toy car, one the person telling the story always wanted as a child. His wife finally found him one. He concluded that when you love someone you want to make all their dreams come true. In the end, their happiest moment becomes your happiest moment, their saddest your saddest.

Beach snobs

July 2013 (iPad photos) When we saw the most popular beach in Split, Bačvice beach, we were stunned at its proletariat feel. Image After walking past the bus station, the ferry port and train tracks, we found the beach. We were two Asian girls peeking over the shrubbery at this view. My friend who lives in NYC said, “This reminds me of Coney Island.” I said, “This looks just like an utopian Communist beach. This could be Berlin.” An everyman’s beach. You can’t see it in the photo but off in the distance we could see these dirty white, almost grey canopies flapping in the wind. There were people everywhere along the boardwalk. The people in the water were playing this popular game invented in Split called Picigin, a game in which you keep a small ball from hitting the water for as long as possible. We had become beach snobs, having spent the last two days at this beach bar, Hula Hula in Hvar. We turned around and walked back to the city.

Hula Hula
Hula Hula

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