Last Saturday, on the French national television station France 5, in the prime time of 20:50, a 90-minute travel show about Croatia was shown. The show “Echappées belles”, or in free translation “Beautiful Sanctuaries”, presented Croatia as the youngest member of the European Union with an incredible natural heritage, rich culture, a number of protected monuments on the UNESCO list, but also as a country of extremely hospitable people.It is a show that shows well-known tourist destinations through unknown facts about the lives and customs of the local population, while special emphasis is placed on active tourism and gastronomy. The recording of this show, which is estimated to be watched by more than two million viewers, was also supported by the Croatian National Tourist Board.Thus, many French spectators had the opportunity to get to know Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar in more detail, and Hvar, Dugi otok, Pašman, Brtonigla, Buzet, Pula, Gorski kotar, Kuterevo, and the national parks Paklenica and Brijuni were also presented. The show talked about the connection of Croatian man with the sea, ie the rich maritime tradition, trends in the production of local organic agricultural products, but also about the valuable historical heritage evoking life and historical events. Thus, Dubrovnik is presented through the artistic vision of Igor Hajdarhodžić and his studio in which he makes models of old ships and through the original works of Croatian artist Lena Kramarić who adorns the interiors of some of the best Croatian hotel buildings.Istria was presented in the show as a gastronomic oasis through the testimonies of famous Istrian olive oil producers, truffles and restaurateurs. As part of the original tourist offer, illuminated cranes of the Pula shipyard, better known as the “Shining Giants”, were singled out. Presenting life on the islands, French host Raphael de Casablanca, during the filming of the show, met with many islanders who live and work in the traditional spirit. The beautiful shots of the protected landscape on the island of Hvar delighted the Frenchman Olivier Grinberg a few years ago, who in May this year opened a luxury boutique hotel on Hvar with his sister, which is also recommended by the prestigious French magazine Vouge. The Croatian hotel in the hands of French hoteliers was the reason for the arrival of the French camera crew on Hvar.Leader Raphael de Casabianca said that he was so delighted by the sight of a lavender field on Hvar, not far from a small white chapel surrounded by millennial olive groves, that he would surely return to Croatia in October. “I am amazed by the richness of the country, the many influences we find in architecture, gastronomy and the Croatian temperament. It feels like a country at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Slavic temperament, Latin culture and Mediterranean style. At first the contact may seem cold, but from the moment you gain trust, the human heart speaks”, Concluded de Casabianca.The show can be viewed in its entirety below in the attachment.
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DENVER – Three pitchers from the best starting rotation in baseball were named to the All-Star team Sunday.But Cody Bellinger – voted in by fans as one of the starting outfielders – is the only position player from the team with the best record in baseball on the National League’s All-Star roster.Hyun-Jin Ryu, Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw were named to the NL pitching staff. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts who gets to name the NL’s starter for the game tipped his hand on that decision.“I expect Hyun-Jin to be the starter,” said Roberts, the NL All-Stars’ manager for the second year in a row. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Among the Dodgers passed over – though still potential replacements – were Max Muncy (20 home runs and a .933 OPS), Kenley Jansen (tied for second in the majors with 23 saves) and Justin Turner (a .301 average and .836 OPS).“Listen, man, they don’t pick me — what can I say? There’s going to be plenty more chances. That’s how I see it,” Jansen said. “Yeah, you definitely want to be picked — second in the league in saves. But, listen, I knew it was going to be hard once I gave up that four-spot against San Diego (a walkoff grand slam by Hunter Renfroe on May 5). It’s going to take you months to get your ERA down and all that stuff.“At the end of the day, my focus is to win a championship. I’m tired of losing in the World Series, back to back. It would be cool to be in but I’ll take it as a rest … and be happy for guys like Walker and Hyun-Jin. It’s the first year they make it. You have to be happy for those two guys. Be happy too for Kersh to be back in it after all he went through with his back and that stuff.”As the National League manager, Roberts said he had “no say” in the makeup of the roster as the All-Star selection process has changed in recent years. Ryu and Buehler made it in via the player vote. Kershaw was selected by the commissioner’s office.“I didn’t (pick anybody). They changed that,” Roberts said. “It’s good and bad. I get less texts and phone calls from other managers (lobbying for their players). But obviously I think if I had my druthers we’d have about eight All-Stars (from the Dodgers) representing the National League.”THE CAMELBACK FOURCorey Seager (hamstring), David Freese (hamstring), A.J. Pollock (elbow) and Scott Alexander (forearm) continue to work out at the Dodgers’ training complex at Camelback Ranch.Freese is expected to come off the Injured List and join the Dodgers at some point during the homestand beginning Tuesday. He and Pollock were scheduled to face live pitching during their workout Sunday. Seager might join them, Roberts said.Seager and Pollock could begin minor-league rehab assignments soon.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “I would expect both of those guys to be out (with a team) middle to end of this week,” Roberts said.Alexander’s recovery has been slowed by a minor thumb injury, Roberts said, and he has not thrown to hitters yet. Pollock, Seager and Alexander are all expected back with the Dodgers after the All-Star break.UP NEXTThe Dodgers are off Monday.Diamondbacks (RHP Taylor Clarke 2-3, 6.10 ERA) at Dodgers (RHP Ross Stripling 3-2, 3.08 ERA) Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 For Ryu and Buehler, it is their first time being selected to the All-Star team. Even after a rough outing at Coors Field on Friday, Ryu has the lowest ERA in the majors (1.83) and the second-lowest WHIP (0.90). Buehler is 8-1 with a 3.43 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.“It’s an incredible honor and privilege to get the opportunity to start the All-Star Game,” Ryu said through his interpreter. “I can’t put into words how happy I am with my first half. Obviously it took a little bit of luck, a little bit of my skills and help from my teammates.”For Kershaw, it is his eighth selection to the All-Star team. He made it every year from 2011 through 2017 but missed last season. This year, he is 7-2 with a 3.23 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.“It’s a huge honor any time you get selected. It’s just a huge honor to be associated with the game’s best and get to go and be a part of it,” Kershaw said.“I think from where I was in spring training (with a shoulder injury) and then to where I am now I don’t know that I necessarily thought I’d get to go. In that sense, I think that’s a little more rewarding — especially after not getting to go last year.”