Fountain and sewer man-holes made of gold
This fountain flows near the city market, which is in the background. Just behind the fountain, if you enlarge the picture, you can see three of these sewer man-holes made of might-have-been-gold I presented as a close-up in the introduction !
While we were looking for Milan restaurant, we took a road that was closer to the sea than the one we should have taken and found this barracks looking buildings. They must have been barracks at one time !
Arheoloski muzej Istre
Arheološki muzej Istre, Archaeological Museum of Istra, is the place where you can learn more about the history of the Istria region. It displays valuable exibits, from pre-historic times, Illyric times to Roman times of Istria when the city of Pula became very important place in the imperium.
Do not miss it when visiting Pula.
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Venetian styled Palace
Being a very important military port throughout the passing centuries, the town of Pula have suffered of the major distractions from the air, especially in the WW II. There are not much of the palaces left in the old core of the town.
This Venetian styled palace is situated in the Kandlerova street, just a foot from the Forum and the Cathedral.
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You might want to pick up some German.
German is the most-spoken second language in Pula, since Germans are the most frequent tourists. If you're not feeling up to learning a slavic language, it wouldn't hurt to learn some phrases in German.
Rovinj is another rosy cosy...
Rovinj is another rosy cosy village on the coast, stuffed with cafes, mixed fish grills, desperate for cash and custom.
The vegetable market is overflowing with fruit, chicken, meat, and greens. No socialist style-deprivation here. It seems the Yugoslavs never went in for massive agricultural collectivization, The tomatoes and cucumbers are simply ambrosiatic, at least til they burst in my carrybag.
I walk up to a wooded elevation above the town, and imbibe the comestibles mentioned previously, along with some garlicky sausages and some manky cheese
Pula is an important naval centre and it is not unusual to see warships in the harbour and naval personnel wandering around the town.
International music festival in Pula
Pula has celebrated the 10th international music festival during July-August 2.009. Concerts, Opera and other events take place mostly in the Anphitheatre.