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Friday, 18 July 2014

Catherine Zeta-Jones Vacationing In Croatia & "Summer At Trsat Castle" In Rijeka Gets Underway (Photos)

I stay away from celebrity related posts for the most part, but this is just to finish up another related post. (In the past I've actually gone back and cleaned this blog up a bit, getting rid of some celebrity posts because, frankly, it was making my blog too celebrity-ish, and it's not what this blog or I'm about) Firstly, I should mention that it was a real excruciating chore having to browse through various internet images of Catherine Zeta-Jones I'll tell you, and then deciding which one to throw in here. Really awful, some of them were even bikini pics. Secondly, there are no images of her or them in Croatia, which is sort of the whole point of the vacation there in the first place, it's a vacation. (That's why Gates, Abramovich, the Olsen twins, et al, like to hang out there) However, like I said, I promised the readership at a previous 'Olsen Twins On Mljet Island Croatia' post that I would let everyone know if I come across something in the future regarding Catherine Zeta-Jones in Croatia.

I also found out that she has been there previously with her actor husband Michael Douglas. I wrote before how I had a feeling that Catherine, just like the Olsen twins, was also a Mljet type, and probably also maybe a Lošinj, Korčula or even an Opatija type. Locations to get away from all those flashing bulbs and following paparazzi types, and I see I was right. Although, for some strange reason, I'm really interested to know what they're eating, like which restaurants, favorite seafood dishes, did she try any of the seafood platters? brudet?  rice or potatoes? Did they try any of the local cheeses, wines and other delicacies? Did they go for shrimp or crab? etc. After all, that's what enquiring minds want to know.

Basically, like I said at a few other celeb related posts, If Tinseltown types are going to vacation in Croatia, then these are the kinds of Tinseltown people that make Croatia look good, and at the same time more well known, for those who don't know.  (I'm not going to get into any of that Hollywood gossip and purported mudslinging floating around in the various tabloids, the heated catfights and her long-running feud with Tracy Wells, the rumored love triangle involving Robert McNaughton in 2008, that McDonalds line-up melee with Brenda Bakke.  I'm not going to even comment on the whole Catherine being stalked by Molly Ringwald thing that I read somewhere also, Catherine supposedly is the 4th person Molly has been stalking and sending notes and chocolates to since the late 80's, it's all a terrible and disturbing series of events and it isn't really the purpose of this post)

(I also found out shortly after doing this post that Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, also touched down in Croatia for a vacation. Stories like that definitely don't hurt our image and show we must be doing something right. Article Here)

....As for the Trsat Castle images below, I came across last night some interesting images that one doesn't usually see of Trsat Castle, which is located just above the coastal city of Rijeka. All lit up with over a thousand castles at night. (I've been there, I spent 2 whole summers in Rijeka when I was a kid, but I wasn't there at night) Those images of Trsat Castle are of the opening of  "Ljeta na Gradini " (Summer at the Fortress) that is currently taking place.

Various local music artists and bands have concerts there all summer long, it's a more relaxed place to chill out and relax and get away from the more busier downtown streets, cafes and bars, but this particular event is a little more oriented towards the arts, mixing music and drinks/food with lighting and performing arts, and of course including the awesome views. (See video at bottom) Rijeka's Croatian National Theatre "Ivan pl. Zajc" (HNK Zajc - Rijeka), which is named after the Croatian composer/conductor Ivan Zajc, plays an important part in Croatian theatre history, and so especially Rijeka's history. Hence also the inclusion of ballerina's, theatrical performances and classical musicians etc, during the summer..

The summer long Trsat Castle events start up every July 15th and run right up until mid-September.  I mentioned not that long ago at this Zagreb Outdoor Fashion Event post that I thought Trsat Castle would be another cool location to do a similar fashion event. (What can I say? I like doing fashion related posts once in a while because I like some of the pics) Just basically some really cool night time images of Trsat Castle that one doesn't usually see. Recently, the Festival Of Myths & Legends also took place at Trsat Castle, it's made for events like this, that whole medieval castle atmosphere and ambiance to it. Come to think of it, it's probably something Catherine and Douglas would probably enjoy. The official website is: Anyway, so now you know......

Catherine Zeta-Jones Spotted in Croatia


Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Ellen DeGeneres and Serena Williams are just a few celebrities who have been spotted already this summer enjoying Croatia’s beautiful coastline, and now Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has been seen relaxing on the Adriatic coast…

 Featured on a Croatian magazine cover in 2001.

Cover of a Croatian magazine from 1998.

Contrary to rumors, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas will not be attending the world famous Serbian Trumpetknife-eatingfest. Image:

The 44-year-old star was spotted on board a mega yacht near the islands of Ilovik, which are situated south of the island of Lošinj on the northern Adriatic coast, on Thursday by a Croatia Week reader. It is not the first time that Zeta-Jones has holidayed in Croatia, the former Darling Buds of May Welsh star has cruised Croatia’s coast with husband Michael Douglas on more than one occasion.

 1000 Candles Kicks Off "Summer At Trsat Castle" In Rijeka

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I thought I'd throw in this interesting original drawing of Trsat Castle overlooking the fort town of Rijeka from 1689. Notice how the whole town was surrounded by walls, back then it was the most important port for the eastern half of the Habsburg empire, of which Croatia and Hungary were a part of. The walls were built to prevent Ottoman Empire incursions and attacks, many of the Muslim Jihads between the 14th to 18th century were supported by paid Serb volunteers who likewise desired to destroy European civilization. They threatened to conquer most of Europe, making it even to the gates of Vienna. Today the walls are gone but the historic Trsat Castle still stands. 

Preparations for the annual "Summer at Trsat Fortress" events and some interior views.

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