All the K und K admirals were of the aristhocratic origins, you can noticed the familiar "von" in between the name and the family name, which means from.
Many of this soldiers were killed in the huge port of Pula, where a couple of big battles have took the place.
This is a tombstone of an K und K admiral of the Italian origins.
When strolling around the cemetery a very different family names can be noticed, most of them are of the Croat origins, but also of Austrian, Italian and Hungarian origins.
Although the families do not visit this cemetery for a very long time, it is very well preserved and maintained with the great care.
Each of the tombstones is telling the own story, this one is of ex.admiral.
In front of the Main entrance to the cemetery stands this cute little chapel. Right now there are no funeral services here, it is only the monument to the passing times. It worth to see the whole complex of the cemetery.
There exist an Memorial cemetery in the town of Pula, for all the marine soldiers and officers killed under the Kaiserliche und Koenigliche Dual black-yellow monarchy. The cemetery is situated about 500 meters far from the Church of Our Lady, in the direction of Stoja.
A very large and completely reserved mosaic pavement in the central room of a Roman house not far from St. Mary Formosa was discovered while digging for the foundations of new buildings. The mosaic is 12 metres long and 6 metres wide, and because of its state of preservation, the richness of form and its artistic value, it was treated, restored and preserved in the place where it was found and where it can be viewed.
The mosaic was composed in 2nd and 3rd century, and is divided into two unequal parts. The central field of the second part is most significant, showing the mythological scene of the Punishment of Dierce.
In the past, the town of Pula was important maritime military centre, eversince the medieval times when Venetian Republic ruled the town. Later on, it was the biggest war harbour during the K und K rule. Being so important, the town was destroyed many times except for the remains from the Roman times.
That is way only a few elegant medieval palaces can be seen in the old core of the town. This one, situated in Kandlerova street, have miracoulosly survived .
Among so many Roman remains, this engraved doorway bearing the date of 1756 can be considered as a relatively recent! I have not been able to decipher the meaning of the letters on the right : R D V B F F.
With its busy industrial, military and fishing harbors, the city of Pula is strongly sea oriented. This monument reminds that evidence and at the same time reminds that it has also a strong anchorage with inland Istria.
In the park between Sergijevaca ulica and the sea front, you will find a bronze cast miniature representation of the city of Pula. The arena, in the center allows to position. In the background, the castle is surrounded by streets describing a circle with Sergijevaca ulica and the forum.
Who reminds, besides locals, that in 1945 a wide zone, including Trieste/Trst, Istria, Fiume/Rijeka, which future was unsettled was temporary under Allied military occupation. In 1947 the Free Territory of Trieste (FTT) was created under UN auspices. The Free Territory included the city of Trieste/Trst and a coastal zone of Istria, running from Duino along the Gulf of Trieste to Cittanova/Novigrad.
When the Security Council was unable to agree on a governor for the territory, Anglo-American forces occupied Zone A, consisting of Italian-speaking Trieste and its environs, while the Yugoslavs occupied Zone B, the remainder of the Free Territory. Tension between Italy and Yugoslavia continued until 1954, when, in a compromise agreement reached under Western auspices, Zone A was placed under Italian administration and Zone B under Yugoslav civil administration. The solution amounted to a partition of the Free Territory, which then ceased to exist.
Monument erected to honor the national heroes 1941-1945. In Istria, many cities and sometimes in the country, along a road, you will find monuments to honor those who gave their life for their country. The death toll was very heavy.
For full view, click on the little picture !
This brass sign of "Forum ljekarna-farmacia" made me think of the Romans, clad in their tunic, going to chat on the forum and popping into at the chemist's to buy some aspirin because writing in Roman number gave them the headache !
Here, a series of plates for offices of the Istria region, acting as local ministry or departments. They show clearly that Istria is a region with two official languages, Italian and Croat. On most plates, both languages are used.
Antonio Smareglia was born in Pula in 1854. His father was from Vodjnan.
He was a composer of operas. His most prominent works are " Nozze Istriane" and " Oceana".
* 1876 - Caccia Lontana,
* 1876 - Leonora
* 1879 - Preziosa.
* 1882 - Bianca Da Cervia.
* 1887 - Re Nala,
* 1889 - Vassallo Di Szigeth.
* 1893 - Cornill Schut
* 1895 - Nozze Istriane.
* 1897 - Falena.
* 1903 - Oceana
* 1911 - Abisso
* 1918-1929 - Salve Regina, Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Canzoni Gradesi.
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