This is where we’re sleeping tonight in Split, Croatia:
Up a steep flight of stairs, on the left, is our room tonight— inside Diocletian’s Palace.
Diocletian–just your run of the mill nasty Roman emperor–retired here in the early 300’s AD.
As a lover of classical architecture, I’m pretty stoked about it.
But not as stoked as I am about this inspiring artwork, which is hanging in our room above the bed.
Lunch haul from the outdoor market. Not shown: especially tasty walnuts.
Fashion in Croatia is….surprising. Most young men wear sweatpants (loose on top and tight at the ankle) with—I’m not lying—fanny packs. With the young ladies, jeggings with cropped leather jackets and giant white tennis shoes is a popular look. Adidas track suits are very much a thing for both sexes. And of course, the main accessory is a cigarette.
If my career in Chicago’s art world doesn’t work out, I’m thinking of going into the frog taxidermy museum business in Split as a backup plan.
How we got to Split: bus from Trogir.
Where we slept: Golden Gate Rooms. Price: €45 for a double. Recommended: oh yeah.