April 12, 2011

Madeline by the Sea

The Franz Josef walkway connects the villages around Opatija, winding around the rocky coastline, right above the waves. A truly magical walk that makes you feel you are transported to another time.

Dress and belt H&M
This necklace is a piece of stone I picked up last year on Cres, an island near Opatija. It has a very convenient hole running through the middle of it, so it makes for a great pendant.

I had a great time shooting these pictures with the sea lapping behind me and only two old ladies as an audience. Uhm, one of them topless.
As you often find with old-fashioned resorts, they are often stuck in time, and usually some parts of them are stuck in a nostalgic haze of the 19th century, while another is stuck in the 1970s or something. Well, that's where topless old ladies spring forth from. :)


The sea is eternal though, it was there to enjoy for Franz Josef, the emperor of Austro-Hungary, and his wife, the legendary Sissy, it was there when the topless old lady was a topless young chick and sipped retro Yugoslav drinks beside it. I hope it will be there for a long time for all of us to enjoy. :)

27 comments:

Titine and totoche said...

Hi!! Madeline, you look so so pretty in these pics!! I can tell you enjoyed taking the pics! Funny story about the topless lady, they're allowed to go topless??
Oooh and I'm waiting for a post with your cheesecake recipe! I would love to try it (actually I would tell my sister to do it, she's the baker). :)

Lea said...

Those stone pathways are so beautiful--so much character, since the weren't cut into pristine geometric shapes. We had a wall like that at my childhood home. It's sort of sad the things I end up noticing sometimes.

Have I ever told you your red red hair is gorgeous?

Madeline Quaint said...

Hi Pau, I will type up the recipe for you! Or for your sister. :)

Yes, toplessness is not a problem around the Adriatic, there are nudist beaches as well, but (luckily) not close to Opatija. :P

Madeline Quaint said...

Lea, I'm glad you're noticing the small things in the pictures!

And thank you for the compliment! :)

featherfactor said...

Lovely maxi dress and beautiful scenery! You look gorgeous and you make me miss the sea :) Just followed you...great blog!

www.featherfactor.com

The Waves said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! I have never been to Croatia, but from what I have heard, it is amazing. Love your maxi dress, too!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, FF!:)

You should definitely see the Croatian coast, Waves. :)

Britty said...

aww these picture beautiful and so are you! that maxi dress is so cute and prefect the sea hahaha

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Britty, the Adriatic is a gorgeous place. I can't wait to go back!

Vicki said...

lovely photosgraphs and stunning scenery! :) x

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you, Vicki! Me and the Adriatic did everything to look nice. :) The Adriatic definitely surpasses me though, not that I mind it. :)

LV said...

I love your maxi dress and you look absolutely stunning in it. I love this gorge3ous scenery.

http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

Madeline Quaint said...

Thank you so much, LV! :)

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

Lovely dress and that place looks beautiful in the second photo! I love the pendant too, finding stones and shells with holes in for turning in to jewellery is the best :D
xxxxx

DizzyTea said...

Argh, I loved it! It's still chilly and rainy here, the color of the sea makes me want to whine all day about the weather. Long dresses are amazing but never been able to rock one like that. Maybe this spring/summer? If only I had an Elie Saab dress lol.

Lovely snapshots!

Madeline Quaint said...

Caroline, you can't guess how much time I can spend looking for stones by any sort of water. :P Once I brought home 2 kilos of stones from Ireland. Yes, I'm obsessed! :)

Dizzy Tea, I can only recommend this dress, if you want to give maxis a try. Very cheap and very comfortable. Like a long t-shirt, really. :)

poet said...

That's a beautiful dress, and I love your description of a place stuck in the past - so true!

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks, Poet, I'm sure you too know many places like this in Central Europe. One of the reasons I like living here, really!

LyddieGal said...

these photos are so pretty, what an amazing location!

Chic on the Cheap

Madeline Quaint said...

Thanks Lyddie, yeah, the Kvarner Riviera is a magical place...

Courtney said...

Looks like you had a great time!

--Courtney

Madeline Quaint said...

It was wonderful, Courtney! :)

Courtney said...

Looks like you had a great time!

--Courtney

poet said...

That's a beautiful dress, and I love your description of a place stuck in the past - so true!

Madeline Quaint said...

Caroline, you can't guess how much time I can spend looking for stones by any sort of water. :P Once I brought home 2 kilos of stones from Ireland. Yes, I'm obsessed! :)

Dizzy Tea, I can only recommend this dress, if you want to give maxis a try. Very cheap and very comfortable. Like a long t-shirt, really. :)

LV said...

I love your maxi dress and you look absolutely stunning in it. I love this gorge3ous scenery.

http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

The Waves said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! I have never been to Croatia, but from what I have heard, it is amazing. Love your maxi dress, too!