Hotel Villa Ariston
Travel Blogs from Opatija
... and a public holiday. We wandered the bare streets and took photos of the typical political buildings, many churches and landmarks, including (another) ancient Roman arch. From there we headed on up the 800 steps to the castle overlooking the bay. 'twas arduously long and exhausting, however a daily occurrence for some people who's housing is accessible along some of this path. Nearing the top we approached a ledge to take advantage of a good photo opportunity ...
... firmer we reached the top. The scene that lay below us made the climb worth climbing. The sea was a rich blue against the skies light blue backdrop and the white, candy floss clouds floated above. The castle was small on the castle scale, but impressive sitting on the side of a cliff. Some pirate ship like cannons sat remembering all the gun powder in their glory days. We climbed the stairway circling upwards between the round, grey stone walls of the turret ...
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Hedges shrink from my clippers.
Astra's weeds fall beneath my iron glove.
A rock gets caught between the blades.
I set my tools down and stare at Villa Astra, just beyond the hedge. I have a break from working at Oraj for a few days: Alln asked if she could borrow me to do some yardwork. Today I'm working on the hedges near the fence in ...
... what is it? they ask, how many, how long?
Gravity took control, dragged the waters down to the concrete surface behind me. The child stopped fighting with his mother. Some bird tried to laugh and the dog sniffed at my toes. The grass, trees and tourist industry continued to grow the way their natures tend.
I wasn't paying ...