Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast, lying between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. Approximately 42.25 mi long.
The large blue circle in the center of the photo is the Sun and is part of a to-scale representation of the Solar System on the Riva in Zadar, Croatia. The display begins far back on the promenade that runs along the Adriatic Sea. Furthest from the Sun is Pluto, represented by a small disc, followed by Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter. After another stretch of empty space, Mars, Earth, and Venus appear as tiny specs in comparison to the massive sun. Each panel is also a solar cell that generates electricity for the city.
The Rječina river runs through the town of Rijeka. At one time this river was the border between Croatia and Hungary. Rijeka, by the way, actually means river.
Rijeka is a Croatian port city on Kvarner Bay in the northern Adriatic Sea. It’s known as a gateway to Croatia’s islands. We recently cruised Croatia and this was our first stop.
It’s not really a factory but this is where gondolas are made by hand. Two hundred years ago there were 10,000 of these water taxis. Today there are approximately 400 being used for tourism. A new gondola will cost around $45,000.
No trip to Venice is complete without taking a boat ride along the Grand Canal.
Santa Maria della Salute, commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located at Punta della Dogana in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the city of Venice.
We had a couple of days in Venice on our way to Croatia and was up early to get the skyline and the Grand Canal.
This rocky outcropping is at the base of a cliff in Pismo Beach that has no access. It was shot with my Mavic 2 drone from above at an altitude of 155 feet.