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Krk by Marc Stiefel

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Taken by
Marc Stiefel Marc Stiefel
Explore score
1.35 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 27, 2010
Date taken
Oct 21, 2010

Nikon D90


Krk is located on the southwest coast of the island and is the historical seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Krk.

The city is ancient, being among the oldest in the Adriatic. It has been continuously inhabited since Roman times and was once part of the Byzantine Theme Dalmatia after the Roman Western empire had fallen to the barbarians.

Roman ruins can be seen today in some parts of the town, for example mosaics in the houses. The city had also preserved many medieval fortifications, including Frankopan Castle close to the Kamplin park, and part of the city walls built during the five centuries when the Republic of Venice ruled the city.

Kamplin is called the main square of the old city: this name is derived from the Latin word "campus", meaning field. During Roman times, a training area was located here close to the thermal Roman spas. The remnants of the temple columns at the square gives witness to a large building from Roman times.

In the 13th century one of the "cadet branches" of the aristocratic Italian Frangipani family settled in the city and gave rise to the Croatian family of the Frankopan. krk was the last Croatian island to be occupied by the Venetians. Krk and surrounding area were known for large use of glagoljica. In 19 th century the city was center of Illyrian movement.

The city was once known for its unique Romance language called Vegliotic (one of the two main branches of the extinguished Dalmatian language), which was spoken until the early 19th century.

There was a large Italian community in the city but Italy eventually gave up the island in favor of Yugoslavia in 1921 (when the city was officially called Krk for the first time), and many of its Italian-speaking residents subsequently left for Istria and Italy.

The city was temporarily occupied by D'Annunzio in 1921 and twenty years later was integrated into the Italian Province of Fiume between 1941 and 1943. Josip Broz Tito's Partisans liberated the city in 1944.

There it is still a small indigenous Italian community, represented within the "Unione Italiana" of Croatia.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 1353 megapixels (133672 x 10124 pixels)
Input images: 360 (60 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 145.5 degrees wide by 11.0 degrees high (top=4.8, bottom=-6.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D90
Image size: 4288x2848 (12.2 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-10-21 13:30:35 - 2010-10-21 13:57:21
Aperture: f/9
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 450.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 47.2 to 50.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 49.0 to 50.8 percent
Computer stats: 4096 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:47:12 (18 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 32:52, Projection: 29:09, Blending: 45:11
(Preview finished in 1:06:41)

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