Porec Off The Beaten Path

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    Nudity among the cliffs

    by mickebear Written Feb 15, 2005

    Croatia is one the nudism dream countries, and Porec region is no exception to this. Beach close to Solaris camping place was a warm experience, unfortunately will be closed forever in 2005, due to hotel development in the area

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    The great sea cucumber is back !

    by JLBG Written Dec 14, 2004

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    This is another mysterious art work ! If we had been in Belgium, I would have identified it as a beer pump. In Porec, I would bet again for a sea cucumber, Holoturia tubulosa. It has now given up playing with a Frisbee, is standing, trying to juggle with a deckchair

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    Mother playing with child

    by JLBG Written Dec 14, 2004

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    The interpretation of this work of art is much easier than the others. Everybody will agree with the fact that it represents a mother playing with her child though a mischievous seagull has deposited a trickling dropping on her head. She should pay attention to the cellulites that is beginning to invade her thighs.

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    Mother and son ?

    by JLBG Updated Dec 14, 2004

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    This statue, close to the port, seems to represent a mother (or a father) that tries to protect her (his) young son (or girl), but I might be completely wrong. Again, has any one an idea of the answer ?

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    The great sea cucumber.

    by JLBG Updated Dec 14, 2004

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    For this one, I have no doubt as there are so many around, on the sea floor. It is an holothuria or sea cucumber, Holoturia tubulosa trying to play with a frisbee ! Usually, they do not try to play frisbee when there are tourists around. It is so difficult for an armless harmless beeing ! They are ashamed of their clumsiness and hide.

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    Amazing chimney !

    by JLBG Updated Nov 17, 2004

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    I have often seen this type of chimney in Istria and have never seen it elsewhere. It seems to use a very sophisticated technique with side entrances for the air that might produce a Venturi effect and improve the draught of the chimney. I would like to see more closely how it works but the roofs are high !

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    Onion or bomb ??

    by JLBG Updated Nov 17, 2004

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    Very close to the Pentagonal Tower, I have carefully looked this artistic object on every angle, though it has no angles, but I have been unable to determine what it was supposed to represent or what it meant. Any idea ?

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    Early morning

    by JLBG Updated Nov 17, 2004

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    While most visitors are still sleeping, waste collection has to proceed, even in the Decumanus. So much visitors, so much waste, nothing can hamper that hard fact ! The city has to be perfectly clean for its visitors (and for its inhabitants, too !) and it is.

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    Awaiting for a bath ?

    by JLBG Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    I spotted this bather's statue, in front of a bank, behind a few bushes. She seemed to be awaiting for something ! Suddenly, I realized ''Thalassa, thalassa'' ! She is waiting for water ! Bathers are always looking for water ! I did not notice at first that the poor girl was sitting in the center of a should-be fountain that is not. She has better rely on rain than on men's water !

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  • Venetian Architecture - without the crowds!

    by teafortwo Updated Apr 28, 2004

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    Rovinj is a beautiful little port just up the coast. Lots of people offer boat trips from Porec or from Zalena Laguna and it is well worth making the trip. You can admire the scenery (and the the nudists) from the boat and soak up the sun. The port itself is only tiny and a leisurely stroll soon covers all the main sights. A walk up to the church gives you a great view over to the sea. There are lots of little cafes and restaurants serving italien-influenced food (lots of sea-food pasta and risotto). If you travel to the little island you can go swimming, but we were content just to eat ice cream and watch the boats.....

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  • Waiting for Russell Crowe

    by teafortwo Written Dec 1, 2003

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    A day trip to Pula is well worth it - the amphitheatre is spectacular and will allow you to act out all your gladiator fantasies!!
    The bus from Porec takes about 1-1 1/2 hours and goes along the coast via some pretty towns ans countryside.

    Pula Amphitheatre
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    Sveti Lovrec

    by croisbeauty Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Sv. Lovrec (Pazenaticki) is a semi-urban settlement located to the southeast of Porec. It is difficult to say precisely how old is this settlement, because traces of Christianity date back to the 3rd century, and its name is derived from the cemetery church of St. Lawrence of the 8th century.
    Once called Sanctus Laurentius de Pasenatico, recognized the Venetian government in the second half of the 13th century.

    The Gate
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    BAREDINE CAVE (Grotta Baredine)

    by Anita_Porec Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The legend of Baredine:

    a Poreè nobleman named Gabriel fell in love with a beautiful milkmaid from Nova Vas called Milka. Gabriel's mother tried, in every way, to diminish his love for her, but she couldn't, so she gave 3 gold pieces to highway robbers to secretly kill Milka. The robbers didn't kill the milkmaid but instead threw her into the cave. When Gabriel found out of his love's ill fortune, he got on a horse and disappeared. Only his horse was found but near another cave. The story has it that the stone body of the milkmaid is slowly skidding, from century to century, down to the bottom of the cave where we can see it now as it is seeking her lover. Today's cavers claim that one could pass through to the next cave by digging. So as our legend has it, we can assume that one day the bodies of our Romeo and Juliet will meet in the underworld and stay together forever.

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    They grow wine in Croatia!

    by bicycle_girl Written Aug 6, 2006

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    One of my first surprises when I got in Croatia is they have vinyards! This one was just a few km out of Porec. Notice the red dirt.

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    Sveti Lovrec

    by croisbeauty Written Feb 25, 2003

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    A statute from 1600 prescribed ordinances of using the water from the public cistern, and the pressure when the cistern should be cleaned.

    The defending tower
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