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    Arheoloski muzej Istre

    by montezaro Updated Aug 5, 2004

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    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.

    Arheoloski muzej Istre
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    James Joyce

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2005

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    The great world wide known Irish writer have spend a part of his life in the town of Pula teaching English language. The school was right next to the famous Arch of Sergeius Family, also the apartment where James Joyce were lived.
    A foot of his home there was an cafe-bar, at the very same spot where the new one was reopened, and it was the writer favorite place where he used to spend hours watching locals passing by.
    Nowadays, here stands the statue of James Joyce, great writer sitting in the shadow of the ancient Roman Arch, do not miss it when visiting Pula.

    statue of James Joyce statue of James Joyce The statue of James Joyce James Joyce house
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    Ready for the big laundry !

    by JLBG Updated Nov 20, 2004

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    Some of these "barracks looking building" were equipped with huge wires for drying the laundry that made a kind of cobweb. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you will see them more clearly. Only a few of them were in use when I took the picture. When it is big laundry day, the sight must be really amazing. I had never seen so many wires !

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    Our Lady of the Sea church

    by JLBG Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    Driving to Milan from the city center by the right way, we found this imposing church. It does not seem very old and is not mentioned in any of my guidebooks, but I felt it was aesthetic and looked pretty. Thanks to boris VT Croisbeauty that identified it for me and gave the following comment.

    This huge church, situated on the hill of St. Polycarp, is called Our Lady of the Sea, colloquially known as Mornaricka crkva (the navy church). It is three-nave basilica and has the plan of a Latin cross with a semi-circular apse. The church was built (1891-1898) in mixed neo-Romanesque and neo-Byzantine styles. The walls are built of alternating white Istrian stone and red marble.

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    New Pula

    by JLBG Updated Nov 20, 2004

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    This picture shows in the background the buildings of the new part of Pula, in the South of the old city. We have not visited it (sorry Niksa !) but may be we will do it next time ! As this seems to be really new, there might have some architectural interest. To be followed !

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    Venetian styled Palace

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 29, 2003

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    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.

    Venecijanska palaca u Kandlerovoj Venecijanska palaca u Kandlerovoj
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    FINA

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 2, 2009

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    This is one of the most impressive building in Pula, built in neo-classical style and situated on the Main Square of the town, colloqially called Giardini (means gardens in Italian).
    First it was Italian Bank - the building was donation of the Italian Government under the rule of Mussolini - nowadays it is an Financial institution of the Croatian Government.

    FINA Zgrada Fine na Giardinima zgrada na Giardinima
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    The Archaeological Museum

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 17, 2005

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    The Museum was established in 1925, in the building of the former German grammar school.
    The museum holds prehistoric exibition with exibits from Palaeolithic to the Bronze, monuments of the Roman material culture, and Olive and Vine growing in Istria in antiquity.

    The Archaeological Museum of Istria
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    Fountain and sewer man-holes made of gold

    by JLBG Updated Nov 20, 2004

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    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 !

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    Stoja

    by JLBG Updated Sep 20, 2004

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    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 !

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    Close-up on Our Lady of the Sea church

    by JLBG Updated Nov 20, 2004

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    As it was very hot, we sat at a terrace to sip a beer. As it was in front of this church, that is why I had plenty of time to take several photos ! As you can see, modern frescoes have been painted in some of the niches.

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    Gospe od Milosrđa - Misericordia

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 8, 2015

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    During the reign of the Venetians this square was called Pian della Madonna and was the second largest city square. The square was smaller than today because on its south side was closed by the city walls, which were torn down at the end of the 19th century. In the middle of the square was situated Demartini Fountain which, until introducing of city water, served to surroundings citizens as a source of water for households. By the order of the politicians, who ruled the city in between two World Wars, the fountain was demolished. Shortly thereafter a new fountain was built that still stands in the square.
    The oldest building on the square is the Church of Our Lady of Mercy (Gospe od Milosrdja) which local citizens popularly called "Misericordia". According to legend, the church was built in 1388 by a nobleman Toma at the place where Our Lady appeared. Next to the church there was a city theater, which closed many years ago.
    Today this area is known by the name of Danteov Trg (Dante's Square).

    Danteov Trg Gospe od Milosrđa
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    Naval tradition

    by croisbeauty Written Jul 2, 2009

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    At the first sight it doesn't look alike but fact is, the city pf Pula has very long naval tradition. The ancient city structure is situated around huge natural bay, well protected of winds and waves. It used to be commercial port but then Hapsburgs turned it into the biggest and most imprtant military port of the whole Empire. Due to its strategic position, it used to be strong military centre in former Yugoslavia too. Nowadays, however, Pula is turned to ordinary coastal town while its natural port becoming significant yachting centre.

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    Wear the Stiletto Heels to Town

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 7, 2010

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    There is an upscale shopping on some streets, and you are able to see the dressed up look. A large number of women wear 4-6" heels and also like tight jeans. It is like dress up-casual look. Check it out

    Heels to gawk at-wow Decorative heels for class Hard Walking on rough surface Take your pick of the designs
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    Dimnjak

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 4, 2009

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    At the end of Kandlerova street, right in direction to Arena, there used to be industrial zone, but disappeared nowadays. This tall brick made chimney was a part of a clothing factory, which still excisting there but the chimney is out of use now. It still stands reminding us on the industrial period of the 20th century.

    tvornicki dimnjak
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