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Just an F-Blog #51. Pula.

Yes, I might show you my sunburnt face tomorrow, together with a smile, but for today here's a selection of pics from this weekend. Whole set, as might even become the norm, Flickr'd, here's a selection...
We visited two friends in Pula, Croatia, Igor and Ivica (yes, another Igor) and they showed us around a bit. Nice city (that would need a lot of maintenance though) and really, really nice nature. Pula, almost on the peak on Istra (Istria) peninsula offers, amongst other sights, also a nicely preserved Roman arena. So, let me take you with me on some sun...




The old arena in Pula. 



Sign'o'the times.

Peaceful.

Triple I - Igor, Igor and Ivica.

Looking Out, #1.

Vanishing.

Doors of time.

Beautiful secret. 



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dendren
Mar. 27th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
OMG... so beautiful, the place and the men. I want to be there!

and loving that you list the country road version of born this way LOL
paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, Croatian coastline is amazing!

I like this version, the original not so much though. :)
maxauburn
Mar. 27th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Those are indeed beautiful photos!

I may never be able to get to Europe - but, thanks to your photos, in a way, I've been there....
paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Well, I am really happy if I can bring some of my world over to you!

hugs
tilia_tomentosa
Mar. 28th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Now I wish anything on the site of my home town hadn't been destroyed over and over again, including the Roman city of Augusta Traiana. We don't have much left of it:
http://biskvitka.net/2010/12/16/avgusta_traqna__augusta_traiana.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ulpia_Augusta_Traiana_-_en.svg
(And yes, the grid street plan of the modern town was made under the Roman model on purpose when it had to be rebuilt after it was last destroyed in 1877).

Lovely photos, thank you for sharing. :)

Oh, the sea is beautiful... but I wouldn't dip my foot in it yet. :)

Which one is the other Igor?
paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
There are still a lot of Roman remains here in Ljubljana, which used to be called Emona.

Sea was still a bit cold, but if I had a towel with me.....

Pic: from L to R: Igor, Iggy, Ivica. :)
nzguy1
Mar. 28th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Beautiful...just lovely. I visited Pula about 30yrs ago and loved it then. The coast looks so nice and inviting, and I love the B & W shots too. Handsome men too!
paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
But I am sad to see that Croatia and Slovenia that once used to be side to side in all matter have now drifted quite apart. Croatia needs a lot of fresh money. The nature is still amazing, though. :)
texwriterbear
Mar. 28th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
So beautiful T!!!!!
paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, S! :)
london1967
Mar. 28th, 2011 09:01 am (UTC)
Lovely!
One day I'll visit Istria!
paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, you should! :)
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paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Ah, beauty is all around us, we just have to look for it! :)
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paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, C! :)
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paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Now, that's cruel.
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paterson_si
Mar. 28th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
And hugs and kisses and all, ej? :)
ubermunkey
Mar. 28th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
What ? You are listening to the GaGa?

These images make me miss your lovely self. And part of the world so much!
paterson_si
Mar. 29th, 2011 10:41 am (UTC)
Well, I listen to many things. I like this version of Born This Way, the original one sucks big time. :)

Come over, C......
london1952
Mar. 29th, 2011 09:13 am (UTC)
Wonderful photos !
I once went there with my parents, when I was in my teens !! and it was Yugoslavia !
paterson_si
Mar. 29th, 2011 10:41 am (UTC)
Thanks! :) Croatian coastline never disappoints. :)
dan4behr
Mar. 29th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Wait... every time I see Croatian beaches on American TV, they have to pixelate the naughty bits out of the picture - because there seldom seem to be clothes present.

So...why are YOURS on!?!
paterson_si
Mar. 29th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
Cause I am just soooooooooooooooo decent.

But wait till Summer comes. HA! :)
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