Then & Now: Old postcards of Split, Zadar and Hvar

Going through old basements and attics can uncover hidden treasures of times past. Wonderful examples of old evidences are some people’s favorite things to collet, old postcards. They often capture the essence of the period they were taken and along with some other, often accidentally found photographs tell a story.

Looking at some of these made us blink twice, are these really photographs of todays hottest most growing destinations in Croatia? Vi vil, yes they are, scroll down to see it for yourself.

SPLIT: The evolution

Central Dalmatian City of Split is a busy intersection of various paths and a historical monument in its very core. Numerous people visiting Split greatly outnumber the local residents. Tourists from all over the globe enjoy exploring its narrow streets filled with restaurants, shops and museums.

Before Split became what it is today – the ultimate trending Mediterranean destination, it had changed many faces.

Unknown period:

Croatia Then & Now: Split | Total Croatia

Riva unknown:

Croatia Then & Now: Split | Total Croatia

Split 1900s

Croatia Then & Now: Split | Total Croatia

Riva, 50s and 60s

Croatia Then & Now: Split | Total Croatia

Split today:

Croatia Then & Now: Split | Total Croatia

ZADAR: Greatest comeback

Dalmatian city with the most amazing sunsets in the world is a usual surprising ace for everyone who visits.

Zadar waterfront is adorned with the fascinating light installment Sun salutation that changes colors as the waves flood the coast. Everything is accompanied with the magnificent sea organ sounds and makes the unforgettable experience even more memorable.

The city changed many faces throughout the history. It was tremendously devastated during the war, but has literally bloomed in the last 10 years and it keeps mesmerizing us all.

1926:

Croatia Then & Now: Zadar | Total Croatia

Rundt 1908:

Croatia Then & Now: Zadar | Total Croatia

Main square 1962:

Croatia Then & Now: Zadar | Total Croatia

Zadar today:

Croatia Then & Now: Zadar | Total Croatia

HVAR: Uncovered potential

The hottest party destination on the Adriatic, town of Hvar quickly gets under your skin. Mediterranean colors and flavors burst from every corner. Stunning historic city during the day becomes this mingling metropolis during the night. Cozy atmosphere of the local bars scrawled onto one another is what makes Hvar remarkable. Jaw dropping beaches in the nearby area are ideal for a fresh dip and some late afternoon chilling.

Before this party mecca was discovered it was a quiet maritime village of rich history that preserved its touch until today.

The view from the Hvar Fortress:

Croatia Then & Now: Hvar | Total Croatia

1925:

Croatia Then & Now: Hvar | Total Croatia

1930:

Croatia Then & Now: Hvar | Total Croatia

1970:

Croatia Then & Now: Hvar | Total Croatia

Hvar today

Croatia Then & Now: Hvar | Total Croatia

 

Forfatter: Nikolina Dukić

Fotokreditt: Ante Zubović, Kroatias turiststyrelse; Velid Jakupović, Fotonett; Ramon, Flickr; Facebook Groups (1), (2), (3)