The alarm went off at 6am this morning and I had to press the snooze – the week was starting to catch up on me. As I pressed the button I started thinking about all the things I would be missing if I didn’t get up so up I got. I was very glad I did; the sunrise in Trogir was amazing.
Even looking in the opposite direction gave me a pretty good view.
I continued to wander the streets as the sun made its way into the sky. As 8am approached I went to the cathedral to climb the bell tower and get some views of the square below.
Although Trogir is a very small island town it ranks up there as one of my favourite to visit in my adventure so far. It was the perfect size if you wanted to slow down and enjoy some good meals and slow walks. It’s packed with many things to see but I had to head to my next stop – Zadar. It was a long drive (where I caught up on a little sleep) and after getting to my apartment I grabbed my camera and walked along the boardwalk.
As I walked the sun started going down and I watched its descent while the Sea Organ made beautiful music next to me. The Sea Organ was designed by a local architect named Nikola Basic. It is a system of pipes and whistles that create music when the sea pushes air into them. It is haunting beautiful and one could stay hours enjoying its music.
The small holes in the boardwalk can be seen in the photo above and stretch along the tops of the steps that lead you into the sea. I decided to check out the rest of the town now that the sun was down and the city lights were on. There were so many lovely places made that much better now that the big ball in the sky was gone for the day.
Zadar is surrounded on three sides by the city walls most of which was built under Venetian rule. The Land Gate (seen above) was built in 1543 and recently renovated in 2011. Above the main doorway resides the Venetian lion. It’s stunning to see in daylight but I find it has much more impact at night.