In a park near amphitheater and by the sea, there's sculpture that calls for attention of passer-by: on its top, a partisan stands with raised fist, on the ground level, there are men facing death in... more
This temple is from around 2nd century BC to before the death of Augustus in 14AD, for which the temple is dedicated. Besides that dedication, it also is a commemoration for Goddess Roma, a deity from... more
The Pula Arena is the name of the amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders... more
Salvia Postuma Sergia used her own money to build the arch to honour her three brothers who fought and died at the battle of Actium. The arch was erected in the last two decades of the 1st century BC. more
The whole area in front of the Communal Palace and Temple of Augustus was being excavated, in search of the Roman Forum.
One day (if no more war comes to change things) it will be presented and... more
Brioni…again! Since I used up all my travelogues and I was going to add a bunch of pictures, here is more of Brioni. This is the gorgeous beach I am talking about!
There are 4 hotels in which you can... more
In the past, the whole city was surrounded by walls and was entered through about ten gates.
The Twin Gates (there are two arches), were built between the 2nd and 3rd centuries, and they lead to the... more
Originally from the 6th century, escaping from demolitions and bombs, this small chapel, standing beside a small garden that replaced a quarter erased in WW2, was built in Ravenna's style.
It seems... more
Franciscan monastery in the upper parts of town. We had to search for a while before we arrived there, it's a bit off the beaten path. Here you will also find the altar for the Blessed Oton of Pula... more
Two eyecatching, historic buildings are neighbour to each other at Forum and compete for audience: Augustus temple and Communal palace or Town hall which was built on a site of former Diana's temple.... more
This picture shows the Northern wall of Sveta Marija Katedrala, opposite to the main entrance. The little street leads to Obala Maršala Tita and the sea, 50 meters away. Pay attention to the small... more
This theatre is much smaller than the arena and was probably used more for cultural activities and stage plays. It is dated back to around 2AD and was build into the hill on the backside. There is a... more
The city`s earliest recorded permanent habitation dates back to the 10th century BC. It was founded by the illyrian tribe of the Histri, an ancient population that lived in Istria.
Roman settlement... more
The Portal of the church of Our Lady of the Sea and the walls are built of alternating white Istrian stone and red marble, thus creating a vivid decorative composition with horizontal bands. The... more
This is a history of being built during the Austrian era as a fort in 1886 called Fort Verudela. Today this started to become an aquarium in 2002, and has evolved into tow levels now and has 60 pools... more
The town of Pula means lot to me; it is the place where I was grown-up and therefore I'll always keep it deep into my heart. Here I have established friendships for a life time, here I have meet first...
This city has had some sort of communal living dating back to 1800 to 1000 BC. The Romans took control in 177BC, and with that the growth into a Roman state was created. By 45 BC, Julius Caesar made...
I thought it would be easy task telling the story about about the place where I was born and where I live all the time. How wrong! Sincerely I have no idea how to start and not to be boaring.
It took a while for Pula to grow on me. The first day we visited, it took so long to walk into town from the bus station and the route was so uninspiring that I was convinced I'd taken a wrong turn....