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The sun sets over the Biograd Na Moru marina. I visited my town only for the second time since I left as a child. Where the marina is now, my friends and I used to swim and sunbake without a worry in the world. I could hardly get my bearings as development and tourism (the two go together) changed the place from a sleepy town to a favourite place for yacht enthusiasts from all corners of Europe.
I have included a brief history a la Wikipedia, things I never knew myself.
The image needed to be brightened considerably as the light was rapidly fading when I took the shot. Also sharpened and highlighted the image.

Biograd na Moru (Italian: Zaravecchia, Hungarian: Tengerfehérvár) is a city and municipality in northern Dalmatia, Croatia. Its population is 6,059 (2005). Biograd is administratively part of the Zadar county. It is located on the Adriatic Sea coast, overlooking the island of Pašman, on the road from Zadar and Sukošan towards Vodice and Šibenik. It has a population of 5,259 (2001 census), 95% which are Croats.
The city of Biograd is a noted tourist resort with a long tradition. Its first tourists started arriving in the 1920s from the Czech lands and its first hotel was built in 1935.
History
The town's name means "white town on the sea". It was first mentioned in the 10th century as a town founded by Croatian kings. It became the capital of Croatian kings as well as bishops, and was the city where Coloman of Hungary was coronated in 1102, marking Croatia's joining the Kingdom of Hungary. In 1202, when the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade occupied the city of Zara (Zadar), many of its citizens took refuge in Biograd, after which the city was also referred to as Zara vecchia ("Old Zara").
During the 13th and 14th century the city was run by the dukes of Cetina, the Knights Templar of Vrana and the dukes of Bribir the Šubićes. It was acquired by the Venetian Republic in 1409 and would remain its property until its downfall in 1797.
During the Venetian-Turkish wars, the city was gravely damaged, and on two occasions, in 1521 and in 1646, it was destroyed and burned. In the 16th and 17th century, the Croatian militia formed in Biograd and had much involvement in the wars against the Turks.
In recent history, the Serbian forces inflicted considerable damage by long-range bombardment in the period 1991-1993 during the Croatian War of Independence.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3571 W: 114 N: 6362] (28728)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2006-10-23
  • Naświetlenie: f/9.0, 1/60 sekund
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  • Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 5:48
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