Rijeka Carnival 2013

First few shots from the wild and wonderful Rijeka Carnival in Croatia today – second biggest carnival in Europe after Venice, and always great to photograph. Currently editing in a hotel room in Pula for as long as I can stay awake, so more to follow tomorrow…. Nikon D700 + 14-24/2.8. Click here for more …

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Croatian Miscellany #1 – 10

The first 10 images from the CROATIAN MISCELLANY series. Click on any of these for a larger view and background information, or head over to http://croatianmiscellany.wordpress.com. 90 more to go…. Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

Big devil little devil

Another shot from the Rijeka carnival earlier this year Photo © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

Zvončar ‘refuelling’

Zvončar pausing to drink more wine at the Rijeka Carnival, February 2012 The Zvončari or ‘bell ringers’, with their shaggy sheepskin costumes, horned masks or headdresses and huge cowbells tied to their waists, are a star attraction at the wild and wonderful Rijeka Carnival in Croatia (there are several groups of them). They come from …

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Two days in Rijeka

More shots from Rijeka, Croatia, taken while working on a new guidebook for Bradt. Sculpture outside the City Museum (Muzej Grada Rijeke) Mural showing Croatian sculptor Antun Augustincic’s sculpture ‘Vjesnica Mira’ being loaded onto a ship at Rijeka in 1954, before being taken to New York where it now stands in front of the UN …

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