In the 3rd century BC, Tragurion was founded by Greek colonists from the island of Vis, and it developed into a major port until the Roman period. The sudden prosperity of Salona deprived Trogir of its importance. During the migration of Slavs the citizens of the destroyed Salona escaped to Trogir. From the 9th century on, Trogir paid tribute to Croatian rulers. The diocese of Trogir was established in the 11th century (abolished in 1828) and in 1107 it was chartered by the Hungarian-Croatian king Coloman, gaining thus its autonomy as a town.
In 1123 it was conquered and almost completely demolished by the Saracens. However, Trogir recovered in a short period to experience powerful economic prosperity in the 12th and the 13th centuries. In 1242 King Béla IV found refuge there as he fled the Tatars. In the 13th and the 14th centuries, members of the ubić family were most frequently elected dukes by the citizens of Trogir; Mladen III (1348), according to the inscription on the sepulchral slab in the Cathedral of Trogir called "the shield of the Croats", was one of the most prominent ubićs.
In 1420 the period of a long-term Venetian rule began. On the fall of Venice in 1797, Trogir became a part of the Habsburg Empire which ruled over the city until 1918, with the exception of French occupation from 1806 to 1814. After World War I, Trogir, together with Croatia, became a part of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and subsequently the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. During World War II, Trogir was occupied by Italy and subsequently liberated in 1944. Since then it belonged to the second Yugoslavia, and from 1991 to Croatia.
Trogir has a fascinating 2300 years of continuous urban tradition. Its rich culture was created under the influence of old Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. Trogir has a high concentration of palaces, churches, and towers, as well as a fortress on a small island, and in 1997 was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. "The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period", says UNESCO report.
Trogir is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only in the Adriatic, but in all of Central Europe. Trogir's medieval core, surrounded by walls, comprises a preserved castle and tower and a series of dwellings and palaces from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
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Glint (6163) 2006-10-18 13:21
this is a nicely composed and I like the blueish colours. You have managed to capture all the elements that make a medieval street...steps, arches and shutters. Lovely!
chc (1468) 2006-10-18 13:23
A very nice composition that indeed underlines the past and story of this city. Well done
xavshot (69835) 2006-10-18 14:06
j'apprécie dans cette photo l'ambiance et les teintes que tu as fais ressortir. C'est une belle photo avec beaucoup de relief
pablominto (53744) 2006-10-18 14:07
Nice cropping to achieve max efficiency in communicating the message!
Beautiful old architecture, pleasant details in the houses...
Very good feeling of depth in this fine composition!
archayati (0) 2006-10-18 15:20
Superb achitecture shot. excellent soft colours and POV.The details are sharp and clear.Well composed .Greetings.
bantonbuju (51767) 2006-10-18 16:05
what a place, what a finding!
love this type of backstreets, with all those old textures speaking volumes about the past;
very well done,
best wishes, j.
TheMystic (912) 2006-10-18 16:31
Great romantic shot, George. I love old castles and medival architecture. Love to explore in such a setting. The pov sets up just such an exploration: what is around the bend through the arch?
fotoguy22 (4744) 2006-10-18 19:25
The colors are excellent and the combination of crooked walls and straight in the same photo is appealing. I also like the idea of showing a choice as to where to walk, either up the stairs on the left or straight ahead and through the archway. Nicely done. I'm marking this one as a favorite.
maki (0) 2006-10-19 4:28
Very impressive scene, good cropping with partly seen old stairs and the arch with a view to the doors. Everything is well composed here.
carper (96) 2006-10-19 6:02
very nice one George,
a good point of view, nice details, the looking through is nice and the composition is well seen.
John_F_Kennedy (42042) 2006-10-19 6:29
I love this small old village. Beautiful pic showing the little way through the closely standing buildings.
berek (33717) 2006-10-20 4:21
beautiful frame in frame working my friend. I like this historical street sense very much.
have a nice day.
my overall evaluation -> ****
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-10-20 10:07
Excellent note for this historic Croatia's place. Interesting achitecture shot with very good colours, details and POV.
TFS and have a nice weekend,
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-10-20 17:57
Good compostion with the steps on the left and the arch on the right. Very fine details on the pavement and realistic colors. This city seems to have preserved well her medieval heritage.
All rhe best,
prezntime (3946) 2006-10-21 0:07
I love seeing these old alleyways. They are so distinctive and seem to be build so haphazardly...yet they last so long as long as we don't destroy them. Very good natural colors and the lighting is well done. Nice job keeping the scene nice and vertical, very little lens distortion, looks great.
Angshu (54765) 2006-10-21 0:52
I like your POV here & the effective cropping to highlight the arch..the medeaval walls offer fine balance here & the side by side stairs & the archway provides a feeling of depth
paura (47166) 2006-10-21 6:57
A nice shot from this amazing place. The architecture, full of stone, in very interesting.
agbonavita (0) 2006-10-21 16:24
Owoo Great shot George. Love the composition and the colors of this walls.
krysia (4216) 2006-10-23 14:12
I like the oldish mood of the photo.
I could have been taken many ages ago, if the cameras existed in that time, of course.It must be a nice place - very good photo.
LeeLoo (0) 2009-10-30 6:08
Dear George Rumpler!
Very fine cul-de-sac.
Very interesting note.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-08-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus OM10
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favorites, Magnificent architectural memories from Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-18 13:18
- Favorites: 1 [view]