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Photography: War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik

War Photo Limited, Dubrovnik © David H. Enzel, 2019

In the early fall, I visited a photography exhibition center called War Photo Limited in Dubrovnik’s old city. The center has two floors with 3, 800 feet of display space featuring photographic exhibits by world renowned photojournalists covering recent and ongoing regional and global conflicts. 

I was especially moved by the center’s permanent collection of images from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. These images depict the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. The collection includes the work of more than ten photographers including Alexandra Boulat and Ron Haviv. The exhibition left a lasting impact.

When I visited there was also an excellent exhibit of images about the Vietnam War by English photographer Tim Page.

Both the quality of the photos and their presentation are first rate. The entrance fee is 50 kuna (about $7.50). If you have an interest in photography, War Photo Limited is worth a visit.

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Music: Oliver Dragojević

In 2019, I visited Croatia as part of a Rick Steves tour and our guide introduced us to the music of Oliver Dragojević , who was a beloved Croatian singer. He was born in Vela Luka on the Croatian island of Korčula in 1947 when it was part of Yugoslavia and died in Split in 2018 in present day Croatia.

Dragojević performed around the world and will be honored with a concert at Spaladium Arena in Split for his birthday on December 7, 2019. 

I love his music and have listened to hours of it. I am so glad I was introduced to this great artist even though I don’t speak or understand his language. The audience in the following video seems to adore him. During my visit to Croatia, Croatians spoke about him with great love and admiration.

2CELLOS & Oliver Dragojevic – Sto To Bjese Ljubav

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Music: Tony Carreira

Portuguese singer Tony Carreira has a beautiful voice. Here he performs with Lara Fabian in a beautiful duet:

Carreira initially made a name for himself as an entertainer among Portuguese immigrants living in France.

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