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The dungeon of Diocletian’s palace in Split. Gave me the shivers. Bad as we humans can be here in the 21st century, we can’t really hold a candle to our forebears. Oddly, that gives me hope.


Written by Titirangi Storyteller

15/03/2012 at 10:35 pm

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  1. How very cool. This is the kind of place that I would love to see in person.



    19/03/2012 at 5:47 am

  2. I highly recommend Split, in Croatia. We had planned to spend a week in Dubrovnik, but we did a cruise of the Greek islands and had a one-day stopover in Dubrovnik. I was indeed very beautiful, but so crowded with tourists. (I know, I know, I was just one of the 3000 that got off that cruise ship. There were several that day!)

    So we decided, without even doing a lot of research to go to Split instead. Just brilliant. It’s not visiting history, it’s immersing oneself in it. Diocletian’s Palace is so enormous, parts are in ruins, parts are museum, parts still restaurants and shops and people are still living in some of it. (It was built as the retirement palace to Roman Emperor Diocletian.)

    Unlike, say, the Colosseum, which has been ‘scrubbed’ of its ‘aura’ by the hundreds of millions of visitors, and where you can’t touch anything, Diocletian’s Palace just vibrates with everything and everyone that has been there… It was one of my favourite holiday weeks of all time…


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