Sunday, March 1, 2015

Different kinds of dreams / Unia vai unelmia?

Photos from last summer in Dubrovnik / Viime kesän kuvia Dubrovnikista

I was dreaming about living with my whole family at our relatives place in this historical city of Dubrovnik, Croatia located at the beautiful Adriatic sea. The sun was shining to the yard where lemon and orange trees were growing wildly and we all were gathered by the wooden table my grand uncle had made under the rich winery. There was plenty of food, such as almond pie, freshly made limunada sweetened with the honey my uncle produces himself, freshly picked fruits from the garden, such as melons, pomegranates, plums and grapes. Freshly baked bread made from poppy seeds was bought earlier from the bakery next door and it was filled with fresh tomatoes, such kind have never been seen in the North. Traditional Trapista cheese was brought from the city of Travnik on Bosnia's side by my uncle when he visited it. Trapista cheese had arrived to the area at the time when Ottomans Empire reached the Balkans. In addition, there were pancakes made of buckwheat and they were decorated with honey and Turkish-like yogurt. The scent of strong Bosnian coffee served from copper ware made us all smile. The sound of locusts was all around us and my grand uncles wife was watering her garden with a smile on her face. Elder blind cat was making circles around our feet. Bikinis were hanging on the string waiting for us to take them swimming in so crystal clear sea, where even the sea cucumbers lived. To sea, where little zebra fish swam and you could collect sea urchins if you only dove deep enough. The sun was gentle, water refreshing and shores made of white limestone glowed from the light. My bruschetta was on its way to my mouth when it happened; I woke up having my sunglasses on my face from one of my many beds, but this one was located in Finland. At which point did something went wrong? I'm confused.

Näin unta siitä, että asuin koko serkuskatraan kera sukumme luona historiallisessa merikaupungissa Dubrovnikissa, Kroatiassa. Aurinko paistoi isosedän sitruuna- ja appelsiinipuiden valtaamalle pihalle ja me söimme yhdessä aamiaista viiniköynnösten alla olevan isosedän veistämän puisen pöydän ääressä. Tarjolla oli mantelipiirakkaa, tuoretta limunadaa sedän tuottamalla hunajalla maustettuna, puutarhasta aamulla poimittuja hedelmiä- meloneita, granaattiomenaa, luumuja ja rypäleitä. Viereisestä leipomosta oli haettu tuoretta unikonsiemenleipää, jonka väliin sai latoa itsekasvatettuja meheviä tomaatteja, jollaisia ei pohjolaan tule ja perinteikästä Ottomaanien aikakautena alueelle saapunutta Trapista-juustoa, jota valmistettiin Travnikin kaupungissa Bosnian puolella ja jota eno aina sieltä mukanaan toi. Lisäksi oli tattarista valmistettuja pannukakkuja eli paksukaisia, jotka koristeltiin hunajalla ja turkkilaistyylisellä jugurtilla. Kupariastioista tarjoiltu vahva bosnialaisen kahvin tuoksu hymyilytti levännyttä seuruetta. Kaskaat sirittivät ja isosedän vaimo kasteli puutarhaansa. Jaloissa kierteli sokea vanha kissaherra. Bikinit odottivat eilisen jälkeen narulla sitä, että ne pääsisivät taas tänään hyppäämään niin kirkkaaseen veteen, jossa merimakkaratkin viihtyvät. Vedessä, jossa ui pieniä seeprakaloja ja merisiilejä sai kerättyä ämpäriin kun tarpeeksi syvälle sukelsi. Aurinko oli lempeä, vesi virkistävää ja valkoinen rantojen kalkkikivi hohti päivänvaloa ympärillä. Olin juuri laittamassa tuttua ja turvallista aamiaisbruschettaa suuhuni, kun heräsin yhdestä omista sängyistäni Suomessa aurinkolasit päässäni. Missä meni pieleen? Olen hämmentynyt.

- Herminica

Ps. I think I could finally make the posts from last summer. I have been so busy with my life but now finally I think I could turn new page and start doing these things again that I love so much- writing and photographing :)

8 comments:

  1. And my last question:) have you ever been in turkwy?

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  2. I want to say, can you share more things about your work? What r you working about now?

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  3. Oh my god! This blog goes to 2010??? I ve missed too much things :) pff am i late

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  4. Im planning a visit to Dubrovnik! What do you say to me? I hope youll help :)

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  5. You dont like travelling alone i think

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  6. We re planning a trip to Bosnia ! What do you say us? Hermiii

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