New books

Just received advance copies of my two most recent books: St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way, published by Cicerone Press Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide, published by Bradt (co-author with Thammy Evans) Both published February 2013

Pula arena

The Roman amphitheatre in Pula, Istria, Croatia Built during the 1st century AD, Pula’s arena (as it is affectionately known in Croatia) is one of the six largest surviving Roman amphitheatres in the world, and is exceptionally well preserved – despite having been pillaged for building materials over the centuries (you’ll find some of its …

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Istrian interlude (2)

More images from my recent trip to Istria, Croatia, while working on the new guidebook, Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide. Award-winning local beekeeper and honey producer Dario Vežnaver, in the medieval hill town of Oprtalj (Portole) Oprtalj (Portole) The dry bed of the River Mirna at Kotli, near Roč and Hum. It had been an …

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Istrian interlude

Three images from the central part of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia, all taken (in blazing heat, I might add) with a D700 and a 24mm f/3.5 PC-E. Late afternoon sun on a building in Vižinada, near Motovun Kaštel Grimani (Grimani Castle), one of the largest and best preserved castles in Istria, in Svetvinčenat Medieval …

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Here’s the latest image from the Croatian Miscellany series. Slicing local pršut (dry-cured ham, similar to Italian prosciutto) at Konoba na Kapeli. Tinjan, Istria, September 2010 To view a larger image and to read background information, head over to Croatian Miscellany. Photo © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.