PODSTRANA: one look at the distant shore leads to many tales of yore

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This is a distant view of the SW Poljica with Podstrana, the area south of Split to Omiš. The ridge Perun (Vedic Varuna?,

Norse Thor) is named after the supreme Old Slavic namesake god, who is the Lord of Thunder & Lightning.

Other name for this range is Poljička planina (Poljica Mountain). Anyway, Podstrana has 9 km of

beautiful, beaches, numerous apartments and bedrooms for tourists, fine restaurants, pubs, cafes ..

Oh, yes. In 1960, a Russian scientist M.P. Alekseyev stated thesis that Thomas Moore wrote his

Utopia in 1516, inspired just by Poljica ancient customs which were the author's model for righteous and

free society. Poljica were autonomous peasant community Poljička Knežia, also known as Poljička Republika,

lasted from the 13th to the 19th century. Earliest Poljica Satute is written in Croatian Cyrillic script

(the 13th century). And one more thing. In Podstrana were found remains of an ancient sarcophagus.

It belongs to a prominent Roman military veteran, centurion Lucius Artorius Castus, better known as the

legendary King Arthur. I'll write a little bit about it, but for some other occasion, ie photo.

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Comments (45)

Nenad Obradovic on October 22, 2013

Divna kombinacija boja. Prelepa slika. LF

Giannis Korilis on October 27, 2013

great photo! very nice view!...LIKE...with friendly greetings pappous

Giannino NO VIEWS on December 13, 2013

nice composition - L I K E - Greetings from Rome - Gianni

see my best photos

Jessie Kotini on March 24, 2014

Wonderful view and photo. Like. Best regards :)

Zlatan Olić on March 25, 2014


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