SUNNY AFTERNOON IN PULA

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I had to spend some time in the city today. Visit some people. Buy some stuff ...

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... and while there, in the city of Pula known mainly for its limestone colosseum ...

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... I walked a bit around, quite aimlessly, and took a series of photographs along the way, as well.

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There is truth in wine - states the board above the wine shop's entrance. The truth is cheap and sour, I say. Good wine is something you'll never find in that place, believe me. I know that shop well. It smells like a mix of sweat, vinegar, and depression.

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The signs across the road can make you stop and think if you are driving a car. I stopped because of the shadow. It was elegant and clear, a nice addition to this Wednesday Walk.

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A hundred meters further, a black cat crossed the street in front of me and disappeared under the parked cars.

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I was walking towards the colosseum ...

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... and when I got there ...

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... I saw some girl talking to a cat.

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The birds were resting, safely and quietly, about thirty meters above the scene ...

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... near the top of the ancient building built in between the year 27 BC and the year 68 AD for the Roman kind of, often bloody, entertainment. De gustibus non est disputandum.

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Here you can see a Yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) surrounded by a group of Western jackdaws (Coloeus monedula). Besides the pigeons, these are the most common and numerous urban birds in Pula.

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While passing by the colosseum ...

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... I imagined it in black and white, but couldn't wash away the colors right there on the spot. Only now, while writing the post, the magic of Photoshop enabled me to do that.

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Not far from the Colosseum, just across the pedestrian pathway and some decorative shrubs ...

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... I photographed this relatively small house surrounded by a pretty large open space, quite uncharacteristic for this old neighborhood.

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A bit further I photographed another building that looked cool enough to enter this post.

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Here you can see the church tower of the biggest church in town, squeezed in between two tall cypress trees.

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On the way downhill, towards the place where my car was parked ...

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... I noticed this active little chimney. I took this shot because I like the smoke in photographs. Too bad that the thing was visible only against the dark background of the tree, not against the sky, so I caught only half of the smoke at my disposal.

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The cars were passing by. Some along the road that leads out of the old town ...

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... other through the slightly distorted world inside the traffic mirror.

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Soon I reached my own vehicle and drove out of the city, so this walk ends here.

As always here on HIVE, the photographs are my work - THE END.



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A fascinating journey between the ancient, the ever-things of human and animal life, and the modern ... to think there is a second Colosseum in the world to go see! Not that I have anything against Rome, but you have made Pula seem like a rival.

About truth in wine ... ah, the sad truth of old, spoiled wine is hard ... but as I believe you said in Latin, there is no accounting for or disputing over taste ...

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:D Yes, there are many kinds of truth and wine. Sometimes you can choose them ... maybe :) sometimes not ... this negation is also maybe ... ah, is not an exact science. :) Yes, the Colosseum of Pula it's a smaller rival to the capital one in Rome. It's definitively smaller in size, but because of its firm, resilient limestone construction is preserved better.

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I saw that ... it is gorgeous ... terrible things done there, of course, but the Romans did their dirt in style! More mixing of truth with a strange flavor!

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Going for a holiday to the city won't be a bad idea....

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Probably I have seen this structure before somewhere.
Pula is in Italy I guess?

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Hehehe Croatia currently, since the end of World War 2. But was in Italy for a period of time. And part of some others states and empires throughout history. It's officially a bilingual place, Croatian and Italian lenguage are both very present in the life of the city.

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What a interesting place to visit so much history especially the coliseum

“smells like a mix of sweat, vinegar, and depression.” I would go there either

Love that stop sign and the shadow

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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what you share this time looks like an old town neighborhood,but I really enjoyed it, thanks for sharing

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When I saw what you say is smoke, I looked at it and looked at it, I did not know what to think, well now I know, some people have omens with black cats, but since you change the color of the poor animals, it is absurd, but I respect whatever the others say, the coliceus is huge, think about the number of people who died there fighting for the fun of others, we are very barbarians ...

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The stone colosseum is very interested for me to visit it

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I declare myself a super fan of your WednesdayWalk. They are so cool, I love the photos you share of your place in the world, thank you

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Thanks :) Glad you like these walks.

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Pula is such a beautiful city! Arena is really awesome. Hope to go back in the near future for a holiday. I loved your post, @borjan.

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:) Thanks, glad you like this virtual walk.

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