Honey /ˈhʌni/ is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers. The variety produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the one most commonly referred to, as it is the type of honey collected by most beekeepers, consumed by people and shot here on location at a local market in Istri.
Month: July 2013
Saint Vitus Cathedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert (Czech: metropolitní katedrála svatého Víta, Václava a Vojtěcha) is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral in the city of Prague and the seat of the Archbishop of Prague.
Up to 1997, the cathedral was dedicated only to Saint Vitus, and is still commonly named only as St. Vitus Cathedral and we respect this ancient tradition.
Basil, Thai basil, or sweet basil, is a common name for the culinary herb Ocimum basilicum (UK /ˈbæzəl/; US /ˈbeɪzəl/) of the family Lamiaceae (mints), sometimes known as Saint Joseph’s Wort in some English-speaking countries or just simply Bosiljak.
The Ferry ….
A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat or ship (a merchant vessel) used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate on regular, frequent, return services. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, Italy, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi but not to be mistaken with the Vaxholm Taxi boats, which are real taxis.
Ferries form a part of the public transport systems of many waterside cities and islands (including mine), allowing direct transit between points at a capital cost much lower than bridges or tunnels.
Fishing Vessel …
A fishing vessel is a boat or ship used to catch fish in the sea, or on a lake or river. Many different kinds of vessels are used in commercial, artisan and recreational fishing.
According to the FAO, there are currently more than four million commercial fishing vessels of which there is one shown in the picture above.
Note to self, 4 million fishing boats is a fraction of the more than one billion cars we have.
A crew is a body or a class of people who work at a common activity, generally in a structured or hierarchical organization. The word has nautical resonances: the tasks involved in operating a ship, particularly a sailing ship, providing numerous specialities within a ship’s crew, often organised with a chain of command (hmm, curious where the boss is hanging out).
Crew is also used colloquially to refer to a small, tight-knit group of friends or associates engaged in criminal activity. Also used in reference to the traditional “unit” of criminals under the supervision of a caporegime in the American Mafia.
Crew can also refer simply to a group of friends, unrelated to crime or violence.
Guess which category our crew falls into ?
The Baredine Cave
The Baredine Cave is a geomorphologic monument of nature
Geomorphologic comes from the word geomorphology (from Greek: γῆ, ge, “earth”; μορφή, morfé, “form”; and λόγος, logos, “study”) and is the scientific study of the origin and evolution of topographic and bathymetric features created by physical or chemical processes operating at or near Earth’s surface.
Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural, or universe. “Nature” refers to the phenomena of the world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic.
The Baredine Cave combines indeed both and hosts the cave olm (Proteus anguinus) which is also called the human fish.
Small Fishing Boat …
Rovinj (pronounced [rǒʋiːɲ]; Istriot: Ruvèigno or Ruveîgno; Italian: Rovigno, Ancient greek: Ryginion, Ρυγίνιον) is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea with a population of 15K people.
Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort (hence the reason we visited it) and an active fishing port (did anyone say water).
Istriot, a Romance language once widely spoken in this part of Istria, is still spoken by some of the residents.
The Golden Hour …
Exploring the sunset into what some call the golden hour.
The golden hour or sometimes known as magic hour is a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer compared to when the Sun is higher in the sky.
Not to be mistaken with the happy hour.