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Near Velo Grablje in Hvar (island), Split-Dalmatia (county), Croatia
 

Varnenica Na Roskarsnicu

1914 (Lookout)

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
1. Varnenica Na Roskarsnicu Marker
Inscription. Only the English text (bottom) has been transcribed. To view the Croatian text (top), click on the marker image to enlarge and display it.

Vapnenica is one of several local words denoting a limekiln, When burnt, the piled stone burns and turns into lime, a traditional house building and whitewashing material. This process had been used since the Classical époque, and producing lime made an important trade on Hvar.
The limekiln architectural form is a specific one, existing in traditions of old Mediterranean cultures. Vapnenica na roskarnicu is the name of one both them, the Limekiln at the Crossroad. It happened that just when the limekiln was built and ready to be put on fire the World War One begun and army mobilisation was ordered. Thus, this rare monument of traditional architecture has remained.
 
Erected by "Adriatic IPS" Cross Border Cooperation project.
 
Location. 43° 10.043′ N, 16° 32.242′ E. Marker is near Velo Grablje, Split-Dalmatia (county), in Hvar (island). Marker is at the intersection of Unnamed Road and Unnamed Road, on the left when traveling west on Unnamed Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Velo Grablje, Split-Dalmatia (county) 2145043° 10, Croatia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
2. Varnenica Na Roskarsnicu and Marker
markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City Gate / Porta Badoer (approx. 7.6 kilometers away); St. Mary's Gate (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); City Walls, 15th cent. (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Jakša Palace, 15th cent. (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Church of the Holy Spirit, 15th cent. (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); St. Stephen's square / Piazza, 15th cent. (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Paladini Palace, lower, 15th - 19th cent. (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Benedictine Convent and Church of St. Anthony the Abbot, 17th - 18th cent. (approx. 7.8 kilometers away).
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2018
3. Varnenica Na Roskarsnicu
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 7, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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