09.04.2012.

Sometimes, all you need is to open your eyes...

Hello!
Nekoliko dana prošlog tjedna sam provela s mužem i djecom u prekrasnoj Opatiji, kolijevci hrvatskog turizma. Opatija je turističko središte tijekom cijele godine, a odiše raskošnom ljepotom nekih prošlih (možda sretnijih?) vremena... Naravno, kao i svaki put kad dođem, Opatija je "proplakala" čim me vidjela te je sva tri dana padala kiša... Ali neka, ima neke čari i u olovnim oblacima i tihoj kiši...

Last week I've spent a few days with my hausband and children in Opatija, famous croatian touristic pearl in north Adriatic Sea. Opatija exudes a luxurious beauty of some past (maybe happier?) times. Of course, each time I come, Opatija starts to "cry" so we had three days of rain. But, there is some magic in clouds and silent rain...

Opatija je poznata po predivnim vilama i hotelima te raskošnim parkovima.
Opatija is famous for it's fabulous villas and hotels and beautiful parks.

Djevojka s galebom, djelo kipara Zvonka Cara, zaštitni znak Opatije.
A girl with a seagull, by sculptor Zvonko Car, a certain trademark of Opatija.


Villa Angiolina, izgrađena 1844. označava početak razvoja elitnog turizma.
Villa Angiolina, built in 1844., marks the beginning of development of elite tourism in Opatija.



Crkva i samostan sv. Jakova iz 15. stoljeća.
Church and monastery of St. Jacob, from 15th century.

Na samo kilometar od Opatije, smjestilo se preslatko ribarsko mjesto Volosko. Evo par sličica njegovog labirinta stepenica:

Only one kilometer away from Opatija, you can enjoy in nice fishing village called Volosko. Here are some pictures of it:

 

I tako, dok sanjam o nekim dalekim zemljama, na samo sat i pol od kuće krije se pravo turističko blago... Ponekad je potrebno samo otvoriti oči, zar ne?

Nadam se da ste uživali u ovom malom putovanju...
Pusa, Ilina

And, while I dream of some distant countries, only hour and a half away from my home, hides a true turistic treasure...Sometimes all you need is to open your eyes, don't you think so?

Hope you enjoyed this little journey...
Love, Ilina  

Photo by: Sandi and Ilina

P.S. Korisne informacije o Istri i Opatiji možete naći na linku  Histrica.

61 komentar:

  1. Kako je prelepo!!
    Bas i ja sada spremam "travel post", koja slucajnost ;)

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  2. Opatija mi je prekrasna, pogotovo noću ljeti. Prošle godine sam tu provela jednu od najljepših noći svog ljetovanja

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  3. Od Opatije pamtim samo devojku sa galebom (imala sam nekih 7 godinica):)

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  4. ja sam valjda jedini stanovnik hrvatske koji nije bio u opatiji. iako me privlači, jako me privlači. jednostavno, nikad nekako nije bilo prilike, povoda, motiva. a katkad je dovoljno baš to, imati želju. tako da, opatijo, some day... :)

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  5. Ohhhh kako vam je bilo divno,Opatija je zbilja bajna,slike su prekrasne,zaista sam uživala u ovom postu!

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  6. prekrasne slike. ja nisam bila nikad u Opatiji, ali planiram u bližoj budućnosti! :)

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  7. Opatija, bila sam jednom davno i znam da tamo postoji Hotelijerski fakultet isti taj koji ja studiram u Beogradu~~))
    Inace cela Istra mi je krasna, govorim Istra jer sam samo tamo i bila.
    U Dalmaciji nisam bila, tako da ne znam te lepote.
    Volim Pulu, Rovinj, a tek Rijeku.Tamo kada sam god bila osecala sam se kao da sam miljama daleko od svog doma, jer mi ni blizu slicnost nije sa necim nama bas blizim.
    Post je divan, a mora i da bude jer je tamo sve lepo!!

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  8. Uvijek mi je zanimljivo gledati Opatiju "tuđim očima". Nama kojima je svaki dan na dohvat ruke nije nimalo bajna, iako sam uvjerena da je nekad davno uistinu tako bilo. Super je što si se i u kišnim danima lijepo provesti

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  9. Sramota me je priznati da nikad nisam bila u Opatiji...obišla sam cijelu Istru ali u Opatiji nisam bila....stvarno sramota! Fotke su predivne!

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  10. hjoj opatija!!divne su slikice :)

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  11. Toliko sam slusala o Opatiji od tate, a nikada tamo nisam bila... Nadam se da ce mi se jednom ukazati prilika... :)

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  12. what a beautiful place, I loved the gardens and the buildings =)

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  13. Aw wow, this is such a beautiful place, thanks so much for sharing your photographs with us. Love all the olden style buildings and streets and amazing architecture.

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  14. WOW! This is amazing, I love how rustic the town is and the white building is gorgeous! What??? You are married with kids? You look so young!!!

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  15. Amazing photography.. Gorgeous places. I'd love to visit Croatia sometime, I've seen many beautiful photos of it :)

    x Satu

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  16. Prelepo je, nadam se da kiša nije mnogo upropastila planove :)

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  17. Obožavam Opatiju u svim vremenskim prilikama! Makar u svim situacijama potpisijem naslov posta, u zadnje vrijeme sve mi nešto fali...

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  18. These are wonderful, that villa is really beautiful. Love the garden and sculpture. Im loving this little journey of yours.



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  19. Opatija je preljepa! Vise puta sam vec bila tamo! Da istina, nekad je potrebno samo otvoriti oci.. :) Divne fotkice unatoc kisi!

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  20. Predivna Opatija...uvijek rado idem tamo

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  21. Wow - all this so close to home - your photos are lovely and what beautiful villas! It's so true that you just have to open your eyes and look around you.
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  22. Un lugar maravilloso
    Me ha encantado :)
    Un besito
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  23. Thanks for stopping by doll, hope you having a good day!

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  24. ... opatija! :) živjela tamo 4 godine :)

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  25. Opatija stvarno je savršena, obožavam ići tama, inaće imam kuću blizu pa tamo ljetujem :)

    Mora da vam je bilo odlično :)

    pusaaaa

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  26. thanks hun!! This place looks great! Great place to take pictures!!

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  27. Ova zadnja fotka (dvije) krasna je!! ;)

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  28. I really like your blog!
    Keep posting dear!!

    XX

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  29. wow! so beautiful!

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  30. oh what a beautiful place and what a shame that i´ve never heard about Opatija! it seems so lovely and those parks are amazing!
    love and kiss,mary

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