February 17, 2018 – Far from the fashionable Croatian coast, life in continental Croatia is very different, a life which is being documented by a resident Dutchman in and around Karlovac County.
One of the more interesting discoveries in recent months on TCN has been the number of foreigners we have come across living in continental Croatia and doing some rather interesting things. A Syrian in Vukovar employing 600 people; a Dutch and Kenyan couple running an alternative accommodation business near Plitvice Lakes; a Palestinian family operating a Palestinian fast food outlet in Sisak; a Brit documenting village life by video in Karlovac county; and a rather interesting Dutch family in Zumberak, who are not only documenting life there, but providing vital services to the lonely, abandoned and isolated old people in some of Croatia’s more remote villages (for more on the amazing work of Proplan and their sponsors from the Netherlands, click here).
In addition to helping with Croatia’s isolated old people, Dutchman Rene Pene Plonk is running some tourism enterprises and also taking some rather stunning photographs of a part of Croatia usually neglected by other photographers. Shots such as this stunning shot above. You can find an altogether different Croatia on Rene’s site, Pronk Pictures.
But is his sharp eye and ability to document the human reality of life in remote Croatia which is even more spectacular, at least in my opinion. Below, a selection of shots from his gallery entitled, Croatia – Images of Life.