Reblogged from The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey :
Earlier this summer, I went to Croatia for a vacation. Vir, to be precise. Nearby, we discovered the little town of Nin and also a strange little church on hill in the middle of nowhere between Zaton and Nin. We stopped for a look parking in the large and empty parking lot before walking a hundred meters or so to the strange little church.
The church is the Church of St. Nicholas. According to Wikipedia, it is a Pre-Romanesque style Roman Catholic church located in the field of Prahulje, one mile from Zadar, between Zaton and Nin. It was built on the earthen pyramid mound on top of the Liburnian prehistoric tomb. The church is the only surviving example of early Romanesque architecture in all of Dalmatia. It was built at the beginning of the 12th century and is dedicated to Saint Nicholas.
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My pleasure, Gary.