I came across this image for RIT Croatia in the Saunders College of Business. It immediately caught my eye as I studied abroad in Zagreb last spring. My first reaction was to continue looking at the image because I had remembered standing in that exact location, observing the same homes and cathedral from that very angle. I began looking for things I recognized when I stood in that spot and remembering the sights and sounds I was experiencing at that moment in time. This compelled me to observe the advertising copy on the image.
The image gave me feelings of nostalgia; I remember hearing the cathedral bells ringing and seeing a black cat one of those red roofs. However, the image was created by RIT for potential study/co-op abroad students, most likely within the past two or three years. The title is clearly promoting the campus and study abroad programs. The image’s intended audience and purpose is completely different from the thoughts and feelings it evoked in me, but regardless, it is beautiful and powerful.