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    Writing

    by JLBG Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    I tried to decipher this carving but could not achieve it. What I have read :
    1488 TALI ME DOMADA COME STO CHE MA...
    It seems to be written in the local istro rumanian dialect and should refer to the building of this house.

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    Carved window

    by JLBG Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    A little further, a Romanesque style carved window is standing. Is it really Romanesque, or has it been built later in the Romanesque style, I do not know, as I have not read anything on any Romanesque building in Vodjnan.

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    A well

    by JLBG Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    In the yard behind the Venetian gothic palace, the well looks ready to be used. However, I suppose that, just like everywhere else, it is actually not in use anymore and that the inhabitants prefer to use tap water ! Who would prefer to draw water out the well by hand power instead of turning the tap on the sink ?

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    Venetian gothic palace

    by JLBG Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    An inhabited Venetian gothic palace with a twinned gothic window. In the inside yard, mason are working (a cement mixer appears under the vaulted doorway). Once renovated, it will be even more magnificent !

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    Ulica Castello

    by JLBG Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    Further to Narodni trg, ulica Castello becomes even narrower than in its first part and a little section of it is a pedestrian only zone. At the other end, Ulica Castello opens on the ''piazza del Duomo'', where stand both the campanile and the cathedral.

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    The town hall

    by JLBG Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    The town hall stands on Narodni Trg / Piazza del Popolo (People's square). A full picture has been given in the introduction section. On this close-up the interesting wooden balcony and the three windows with ribbed vault are better seen.

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    Saint Blaise or chief gardener ?

    by JLBG Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    The statue of Saint Blaise, on top of the cathedral looked a bit strange. I shot this close up and discovered that it was holding a rake ! I suppose that a mischievous but vertigo free soul, climbed on top of the roof to put this rake as a bet and that nobody else dared climb to take it off.

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    Saint Blaise

    by JLBG Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    The Saint Blaise (Sveti Blaz) cathedral is very large : it can receive up to 1,000 persons in its nave. It was built by the Venetians following the model of the cathedral San Pietro in Castello in Venice.

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    The campanile

    by JLBG Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    The campanile of Saint Blaise (Sveti Blaz) is very high. It is said that it was possible to communicate by signs with Venice. I am afraid that now, because of global air pollution, it cannot be true anymore !

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    Ulica Castello

    by JLBG Updated Aug 29, 2004

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    Ulica Castello, castle street, is lined with ancient houses. Some are in good condition, other need some repairs and other are presently being repaired. We saw a truck that took rumbles away. It was a few centimeters less wide than the street !

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    No tourist !

    by JLBG Updated Aug 29, 2004

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    The main street in the old town has a very smooth pavement that can be very slippery when wet. This part of the street is not pedestrian only (see road sign) though narrow. Fortunately, there is not often a car that passes.

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