Michelle Siu shares her journey with us, and the unique places she stumbled across.
"In July 2016, we took a road trip through several countries that made up the former Yugoslavia. Here are some of the pictures of this amazing trip."
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It is always fascinating to see photos from around the world. The floral displays on the tombstones are something I have never seen before, and were quite unexpected.
Goodonya Kev. - quick off the mark today i.e. you weren't beating around the bush!!!!!!!!
Not tonight, Frank. I had to be lightning fast to post ahead of you (at least once in a while). As I was typing my post, I kept looking up, expecting yours to "pop up" before I sent mine. Have a great day.
I was flat chat typing the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Kev. My colleague is from Serbia, but I'm not familiar with the others. Happy dreams of gardening endeavours!
Hi Michelle - Thanks for sharing your photos of your trip to Montenego, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia. Interesting use of plants/flowers to soften the old buildings etc. Love the stone pathways/roads (basalt pitchers) and notice how well the cemeteries are kept. Cheers, Frank
In answer to the question teasingly asked under the first picture, "Sigh...perfect beyond words!" Your photos sent me off on some google searches, Michelle, because I didn't have a good sense of where the mentioned countries were located in Europe. Seeing the tall palm trees really piqued my curiosity. Looks like it was a fascinating and enriching trip.
Love the stonework with the flowers and foliage~ each accents the other. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Despite limited space, the plants are always such a sweet complement to the old stone work of the buildings. It's nice to see how they integrate into the spaces...and manage to thrive. Thanks for a little travel this morning.
These are lovely. Thanks for thinking to share them after a lovely vacation. I love the purposeful grave stone design to allow for gardening. I think my favourite, however, is the ivy covered staircase (despite the the possible impracticality of it)
Beautiful photos. Really, really am enjoying them, since this is probably as close as I will get. I'm charmed. I love the fig tree that appears to be growing out of a crevice between the steps and the building!
Old stones make the best background for plants, imo . . . more proof here!. (Stucco isn't bad, either.) Thanks for sending your photos, Michelle.
Your trip looks like it was a wonderful adventure, Michelle. Medieval villages and towns always fascinate me and the beautiful plantings tucked in wherever possible creates visual magic! You were so lucky to be driving so you could actually stop wherever you wanted and take in the beauty of your surroundings! Thanks for sharing these photos, they confirm my desire to see more of Croatia and actually make it to Slovenia!
I thought of you and your recent family trip, Sheila, when I saw these pictures.
I do love to travel, Mike, and Frank's tourism piece above is incredibly enticing!!! Don't you think? It would be the first trip where a shark cage would have to be added to the packing list!
Sorry about the Aussie humour Sheila - it really is very safe! - except for the odd croc. or two up in the Northern Territory!!!! That is why your destination of choice is Victoria in the south.
I love your humor, Frank! Keep it coming!!!
Hey Sheila - How about coming down under for your next O/S trip? There is nothing to be frightened of down here!!!!!!!!
It's definitely on our bucket list, Frank! Is this poster from your tourism council? Ha!
Tourism Australia would be appalled Sheila i.e. shooting ourselves in the foot!
Hi Michelle, We will be doing a cruise along the Adriatic Sea this fall. I'll be sure to look for the little niches of garden while we ashore. Thanks for sharing
Michelle, thanks for your lovely photos this morning. This is a trip that's been on our list for awhile since our daughter-in-law is Serbian. Most of her family now live in Canada but they still have strong connections and miss their part of the world, changed as it is. Seeing your photos, I can certainly see why they miss it. That first photo looks like a painting.
Great photos - must have been a beautiful trip. Frank, Love the travel poster! But you got me with one comment - what's a mozzie?
Mosquito, Shirley. FYI the Devil is the Tasmanian Devil (a carnivorous marsupial).
Hey Shirley - this might help in the future!
Frank you are Ace! Thanks for the translation table. I knew 4 of them. We also use yewy but I had never seen it in print so would not have known how to spell it. Bloke, Oz and didgeridoo were the others I knew. Aussies are cool! (That's American slang that goes back to the 60's or so). Happy days, Mate!
Hey Michelle, thanks for a trip down memory lane! Beautiful photos! My husband was born in a small community in Kapla in what is now known as Slovenia. In 1987 we visited much of the area now known as former Yugoslavia with Mostar being one of my favourites !
When I get planted- I'll take a little garden on top, please !!! How lovely !!!! Thank you for the vacation to Croatia !!!! Much obliged !!!!!
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