Saturday, May 02, 2009

One city, three scripts

This has nothing to do with crime fiction, but it is pretty cool, I think.

All three of these samples are from monuments in Split, Croatia, and they reflect something of that clement and gorgeously situated city's diverse heritage.

Above, read some Latin; at right, try some Hebrew; and below, Croatian (the old Glagolitic script, I think.)

© Peter Rozovsky 2009

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Blogger Gary Corby said...

I visited Split a depressingly large number of years ago: about 20, I think. I hope it hasn't changed much since then, because I'd highly recommend it. The old city of Split was built *inside* the old palace of the retired Roman emperor Diocletian. I found it quite bizarre to be walking down streets which used to be corridors, stepping around fallen marble columns. Way cool.

May 03, 2009  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I don't know how much Split has changed, but I was there two years ago and was told the city had suffered little in the Balkan wars. Our hotel was inside the precinct of Diocletian's palace, which I found as bizarre and as way cool as you did.

I'll post a couple of pictures that capture that weird inside-outside feeling, either as additions to this post or as a separate post. Look for them in the next few minutes.

May 03, 2009  

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