DVIGRAD is the name of this sad but proud ruins. It was a town once. Year 1354. admiral Paganin Doria from Genova destroyed the Dvigrad. After rebuilding the town was destroyed once again but this time by the Venetians who burnt it, slaughtered its population and took the relics from the basilica of St. Sophia to Sveti Lovrec Pazenatički.About the year 1630 the town was completely deserted.
In 1650 bishop Tommasini visited Dvigrad, finding only three families there. When the church of St. Sophia got abandoned in 1714, the town was left to its inexorable fate. The house walls crumpled, the town walls collapsed, the well was polluted. Snakes, weeds and underbrush moved into the town. It has remained so until today.
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xsanthos (275) 2006-01-09 10:18
Nice photo, colors is super...
SylFondacci (4087) 2006-01-09 14:22
hi dear, commenting from my mobile phone : great shot, beautiful colours, will complete from a pc soon, congrats, sylvie
maki (0) 2006-01-09 15:30
Prelijepe, prefinjene boje, divna perspektiva i svjetlo. Proradila mi je masta i sada zamisljam to mjesto od prije nekoliko stotina godina. Pozdrav. maki
robiuk (10807) 2006-01-09 17:10
Nice ruins, Carmela!
Where have you been - haven't seen you for a long time?
delnaja (2056) 2006-01-13 19:05
perfect colors and amazing atmosphere! Congrats
marjan (6279) 2006-02-10 11:34
wonderful shot of this abando place. Excelent viuw to old bricks and stones.
jarkko (1171) 2006-03-06 18:17
Hi Carmela! What a sad story this ruined town has, could there be any more destroying and slaughtering - hope not.. Anyway, your photo is great - good composition and lots of nice details - very interesting one.
See you, Jarkko
seesaw (6) 2006-08-01 10:50