Moonlight. Mushy 60’s music. The company of a good man in the midst of lovely strangers. Chilled beer on the candle lit steps of a restaurant named after a Phaeronic necropolis, in the hippostyle hall of an ancient Roman Palace comprising the heart of a beautiful Balkan city. All watched over by Thutmosis’ inscrutable Sphinx.
One of my favourite things to do of an evening in Split.
“The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.” ~Paul Scott
58 thoughts on “An Atmospheric Evening In Split”
Beautiful words and photo Madhu! God bless!
Thank you Wendell. Pleasure to see you here. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
Thank you Rabirius. Wishing you a happy weekend!
Thanks. I wish you a happy weekend too!
One foot firmly planted in the present, and another immersed in the past. In the company of strangers and one good man.
Thank you for allowing us to sit with you! Lisa
It was a special experience Lisa. And free (except for the optional beer) 🙂 Thank you for your virtual company dear friend. Have a fabulous day!
Meditative and thought provoking….
Appreciate your reading Sally. Many thanks 🙂
Perfect Madhu, I don’t think you can create ambience, it has to evolve. Happy days dear friend 🙂
Happy days to you too dearest Gilly 🙂
A Spalato ho trascorso un giorno tempo fa, città molto bella in cui non ho resistito e salire il campanile. La sera deve essere tutta una altra cosa.
Glad you enjoyed this Paolo. I thought that ambience was hard to beat 🙂
Love the photo of the rooftops you linked to. Is it from the bell tower?
Si son salito sin lassù ed è stata una grande gioia 🙂
Glad you got to experience it 🙂
Love this take on ambience, Madhu…great quote!
Thank you Sue. Not the greatest image, but the ambience was unbeatable 🙂
Will read soon and revert. 🙏🏼💕
That kind of evening and atmosphere can never be planned, which makes it all the more special. Kind of how I felt at a recent lunch spot in Cuba; I could never have anticipated the delight, which made it even more delightful!
You are so right Lex. I can imagine Cuba throwing up such unexpected delights. Can’t wait to experience it myself.
Dear Lex, could you please release my comment from your spam folder? I seem to get blacklisted by some blogs everytime I return after a long absence!
It doesn’t seem to be in there, but I’ll check again! Nice to see you back!
Thanks for taking us with you on that pleasant evening.
Much belated thanks for your delightful company dear Ian 🙂
That sounds so lovely.
It was indeed Alison 🙂
Ah! A thought perhaps for a friend who feels happy for you and is transported to the seat beside you, sipping a nimbusoda!
Ashu, you don’t drink? What kind of Mangi ‘Porbu’ are you? 😜
where’s the man, where’s the sphinx? cool post, cool ambience, very cool photo!
Ha ha, the sphinx is the black blob at centre left. The man is standing next to me and hasn’t yet moved to those steps on the right. Should have got him to dress up in gladiator togs for effect, a la Sheik Badfish 😀
Badfish, you might want to release my comments from your spam folder when you have the time. Hope all’s well. Happy travels and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Beautiful post, Awesome pic.
Thank you Rupam. Have you been to Tanjavur?
Welcome, Not yet
How wonderful to find you here, Madhu! A city I’ve heard mixed reports of but I’d love to use it as a base for some of those islands. I can feel that lovely vibe. 🙂 Hope life is improving for you, hon.
Much improved, thank you Jo. The BIL is back home, although still on a portable ventilator. Picking up my schedule seems harder than I anticipated….sat all day today staring at my screen determined to put out something 🙂 Hope all well with you.
Hiya darlin 🙂 🙂 I just this second saw you in the Reader!
Unbelievably tranquil for a night in Split. A lovely capture transmitting serenity. Thank you for sharing, Madhu.
Thank you Paula. I bet you would have done wonders in that low light 🙂
I don’t know 😀 I never felt comfortable in Split.
I do 🙂 I preferred it to Dubrovnik. Not as beautiful, but more real.
🙂 I believe you. Today’s Dubrovnik has nothing to do with Dubrovnik in which I grew up, but it is of course hard to get a real image of a place just by visiting it. One has to live to know.
I agree. I am speaking from a visitor’s perspective. Dubrovnik felt like a museum…not enough locals for my liking. I bet it was different when you lived there.
Good posts, beautiful blog.
Welcome to see my creations:
Thank you very much Alozade! And much apologies for the belated response.
Thanks. You’r welcome my friend 🍁 🍁
Shoot. Just when I’d ruled out a trip to Split this year, you had to go and make it enticing again.
Ha ha, I preferred Split to Dubrovnik, although Zadar was my favourite, even with the least visual appeal of the three. Posts coming up once I sort through my enormous backlog. Now off to check which part of the world you are currently in…..
Juliann, think your spam folder swallowed my comment on your Uros islands post 😦
Madhu, what a wonderful teaser from a city I’ve been hoping to visit for a very long time. I hope things are looking up for your dear brother-in-law, and that your father-in-law is recovering well.
Much belated thanks dear James. Father in law – that superman! – is fine. The brother in law is still on a ventilator, but back home and showing signs of improving. It’ll be a blessing if he can get off the ventilator and on to oxygen support. Fingers crossed.
Inspiring words, Madhu. Love the peaceful image too. 🙂 Happy New Year to you. xx
looks cool 🙂
It was! Thank you Joshi. Hope all is well with you.
As if an evening in Split was a common thing. 🙂
Thank you for the post.
Ha, no it certainly isn’t, but that evening was even more special 🙂 Much belated thanks Brian. Hope all is well with you.