Istrian interlude (2)

More images from my recent trip to Istria, Croatia, while working on the new guidebook, Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide.

Award-winning local beekeeper and honey producer Dario Vežnaver, in the medieval hill town of Oprtalj (Portole)

Oprtalj (Portole)

The dry bed of the River Mirna at Kotli, near Roč and Hum. It had been an exceptionally dry summer, with no rain for a couple of months – this would usually be a roaring stream. The wooden channel in the background leads to a restored watermill, though of course, there was no water.

Rock outcrop near the ruins of the medieval town of Dvigrad

Traditionally made goat’s cheese at Ranch Goli Vrh, near Buje



  1. Love the golden light and “feeling” in these series, Rudolf. And the tight composition with the window, and of course the big, fat cheese and the local drink – wine or maybe stronger?

    • Thank you Bente. It’s local olive oil in the bottle; homemade wine in the painted earthenware jug (called a bukaleta, which is the traditional way wine is served in Istria) at the edge of the frame. And it was nice light – strange, the trees were all turning brown/gold as if it was autumn due to the drought.

  2. Que bonitas tus fotografías!! la última invita a probar!

  3. Love the rock outcrop – it looks like a pair of hands reaching to the sky.

  4. MMMMM, cheese!
    (Love the colours in that first shot – beautiful!)

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