Photographer's Note

This is my first picture from Serbia on TE, but it was not the "new" country. I was in Yugoslavia exactly 50 years ago and I visited Kotor, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar - so I think I can tell I was in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro.

My Balkan trip began at 3 a.m. After rather a long way through Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary (three countries in one day, why not?) we came very late in the evening to Palic near Subotica. We stayed in the nice hotel near the lake so I got up early in the morning to see the sunrise. I liked the colours of the lake and sky and the view of the seagulls sitting on the jetty.

A legend says Palić was made of tears. No matter what, this fabulous lake is nowadays one of the most popular destinations in Serbia and the host of a film festival.
According to the legend, Palić lake was created from the tears of shepherd Pavle who lost his herd and that is why the water is salty. According to another story, the lake was created from the ancient Pannonian Sea that once bathed the shores of today’s Pannonian Plain.

Palić lake is the right place for everyone looking for pleasant holiday on the lake, walks in nature and good entertainment. This is one of the most visited destinations in Serbia, above all, due to its beauty and diverse possibilities for holiday and relaxation.

Palić lake is located in Vojvodina, 8 kilometers from the town of Subotica, one of the most beautiful cities in Serbia. Visitors can visit this picturesque city and see its landmarks. Palić lake is the largest natural lake in Serbia, and the first records of it date from the 15th century where it is mentioned under the name Pali.

It is known for its European film festival which takes place every summer. In 2008 the life achievement award was presented to the British film director Ken Loach.
The town has a Hungarian ethnic majority.

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