On the northern side of Pula bay stretches out the former Naval Base Katarina, originally built as part of the Austro-Hungarian defence system of the city of Pula and further extended during Italian rule.
Located a bit further up Krk’s island coast from the famous Haludovo Palace, Hotel Ucka is a beautiful little hotel. Built in 1933 in the town of Omisalj, the pretty, faded, building had its own beach and boat launch.
The shipwreck Moira Pula is located near the abandoned Katarina Naval Base which was built during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, then became Italian and during WWII it was a base for German U-boats.
Hotel Jadran was socialist Yugoslavia’s first hotel. When the construction of the hotel finished in 1950, most observers agreed that it was the most beautiful on the coast, situated along a three kilometer stretch of pebble beach on the Makarska Riviera in the tiny town of Tucepi, and surrounded in pines. This was my first urban exploration in a foreign country.
This abandoned structure in Krvavica, Croatia, was a Children’s Health Resort from 1964 until the end of the 80’s. Many of the children who stayed at the seaside resort by the Makarska Riviera suffered from asthma or so-called ‘weak lungs’.