The Classical Karst

villa 1Croatia is a land of abundant natural resources and riches. This central European nation is world reknowned for its sea, its mountains, its plethora of islands adorning the coast, thousands of them each visible from the harbor rising up from the glittering Adriatic in spectacular glory. There is a raw, untainted splendor here that draws tourists upon the thousands year after year each searching for his own piece of paradise. The geography of this land of the blessed and cursed is simply put magnificent.

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A significant percentage of Croatia’s landscape is composed of limestone, a sedimentary rock which is comprised of calcium carbonate. Therefore, it is a natural resource to use as a building tool, and used it is. Not only is it used in Croatia on both the exterior and interior of structures, but Istrian stone (limestone from the zone of Istria along the Croatian coast) was exported to Italy historically and used to build the foundation of Venice.  The limestone is abundant and can be seen everywhere in this central European nation. Limestone was additionally used to pave the streets of Dubrovnik and also to create the columns on the White House in Washington, D.C.

Croatia is an amazing place.

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Attribution to Wise Geek, Cococozy

 

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