Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Face Of Sutivan + Wrinkles Galore

 

Matko

After more than a year without any language lessons, books, or similar, I had to give an interview in my much reduced and grammatically offensive croatian skills while in Split.

Furthermore, I had to speak to everyone on Brač in croatian, which wasn’t much of a problem. Language-wise, I lost all my shame a few years ago, so talking is fine with me. Listening, however, was a more difficult task, since their dialect –Čakavski or Chakavsky– was not the easiest thing to understand for a super novice in easter european languages.

However, the weather wasn’t the best and even though many, many chilean-croatians come from the Island of Brač, at the beginning was no easy task to trace families from which I had no last names, addresses or ways to find them but eventually I got my way around the island, and maybe my broken grammar, thick accent (to my great shame) and objectives were made very clear to most of the people. I’m not even halfway to acquire the material I want to, but at least I’m on my way. Continue reading

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Back to Mainland

campanario dioclesiano, SplitBack now!

Here are some other snaps from the wonderful city of Split, Supetar and in between places in Brač. I have many many thanks to everyone I met back in the island, for their generosity, time and friendliness towards me and the interest my project created back there. Continue reading

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Halfway there in Brač + My 2 degrees

Last thursday I arrived for the second time to Brač, after 3 years. I was too little here the first time to notice if anything has changed and it was summer time, which equals to madness, partial nudity and lots of crazy day and nightlife.

So at the end of February, this is the exact opposite: quiet streets, not many open stores (I’ve found only one bakery that opens ’til 8 pm) and a crazier weather than expected. Still, the chance to see these places in such calm way is just like looking at the backstage of a huge show that will last for 6-7 months, meanwhile here, for a few days, people are repairing/modifying their apartments, konoba, roads, etc. You get the pic.

While my search for people goes at a slow pace, I’ve found some other images worth capturing.

So, here they are.

Much love.

PS: Noticed when editing images a while ago, I am definitely, totally and unmistakable twisted 2 degrees horizontally, which explains my awkward drawings, pictures and maybe some back pains. Must track progress.

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