Even battered, bruised, shattered, shelled, devastated, terrorised – Croatia still remains a beauty!

Eyes of the Mind

I visited Croatia in Autumn of 2000 and took a fair number of photos, mostly of the remaining devastation in Vukovar from the 1991-1995 war.  Here is a selection of them (which I have finally transferred from film to digital images).

The fire department in Vukovar, where its defenders took a brave stand.


A Catholic Church in Vukovar.


Borovo Naselje, a suburb of Vukovar.


Ovcara, the site of a massacre of 300+ staff and patients from Vukovar Hospital.


The sheds in which the Ovcara victims were held overnight prior to their mass murder.


Osijek.  This was a front line when I was there in 1993.


Makarska. A nightclub in a grotto.


Makarska. A preview of better times to come.


The Adriatic coast.


Split. Diocletian’s Palace.


Plitvice Lakes


The Krajina, near Knin.


Split’s Esplanade.


Vukovar’s famous water tower, symbol of resistance.


More scenes from war-devastated Vukovar.


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