A Landmark Monument Disappears from the Jelsa Waterfront

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The tourists have all but left, and Jelsa is in winter mood. And winter, these past few years, has meant the sound of infrastructure being upgraded. 

Plans to fix the problems of the riva will soon take place, but the focus in recent days has been on extending the new town beach at the end of the old town by the rowing club, which opened this summer before it was quite complete. 

Work is continuing apace, with more stone dopped into the sea to expand the beach, which should be a spacious and attractive family alternative when finally completed. 

But there was a little shock looking out of the Total Hvar terrace this afternoon, and while to the uninitiated, the picture above looks like a JCB digger invasion of Jelsa, what is far more striking is the fact that the town’s resident digger, which spent the summer on the beach having fallen into the sea a few months ago, has finally been removed. I am a little surprised, as last year we had a symbol of 20th century Jelsa erected as a monument on the riva, a monument to the humble Dalmatian donkey, and I had assumed that the fallen digger had been planned as a permanent momument to 21st construction in the town… But it is not to be.

Another winter of change is upon us… 


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