Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Istrian Artisan Fair

Well, I haven’t been around for a while, because I was somehow busy with my regular duties, and with setting up our new collaborative blog: InfoCroatia.com . This blog has already gained excellent results (compared to investment – 0 USD, and free time engagement), what means that it was a good idea. We have more than five active bloggers who post regularly (eleven registered), and many excellent posts (49). I’m sorry that I’m not able to translate some quality posts here because of lack of time, and skills in English. But, here is one post which will bring You the atmosphere of Istria as in past times.

This regards Istrian Artisan Fair held in small Istrian place: Svetvincenat, where people could see tools, costumes, instruments as they used to be. Here are some photos to make you a picture of what I’m talking about.

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In some sense I’m a little nostalgic for those times of peace and quietness, without cars, electricity, artificial lights, TV (well I would keep the internet), globalization, terrorism, atomic weapons, junk food, air and water pollution… Well, compared to last few items on list, our progress doesn’t seem so attractive, and desire to get rid of some things seams very reasonable. Progress of our civilization is neither completely good, neither completely bad: it is somewhere in the middle.

I’ve said many times that it is very pity that every next generation consider itself more clever and advanced that previous (they are “old fossils”), and thus repeats some common and disastrous errors. One of the biggest errors is war: the generation who passed it know that there is no winner in war-everybody looses, but new generations forget the dreadful war consequences and let the fear, ambition and greed guide them in new conflict, in new suffer.

But, It’s a life… What can we do? Be good, Do good, See good and world will soon become good too.

1 Comments:

At 9:48 AM, Blogger dom said...

Brilliant pictures and Nice blog :-)
I hope Croatia has a nice flag, please come by my site and leave it .. if you have time please visit my girlfriends blog at http://meanwhatusay.blogspot.com/

 

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