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Pula in four pictures

August 10, 2008

Pula undoubtedly has many more charms than the Roman ruins for which it is mostly famous for. Slightly reminiscent of Italian Trieste, it is less exploitative of its Austro-Hungarian glory but compensates for it with its Mediterranean charms. Seedy cafe run by former Yugoslav World/Olympic boxing champion Mate Parlov was neither of those. When we were there, a few flowers and candles on the doorstep signalled the sad news that the champ, whose name we as kids still used as synonym for someone strong (like younger generations would say Mike Tyson), had passed away. Across the street, James Joyce was sitting in the blistering sun and frowned his bronze mustache at occasional tourist who would intrude to sit in his lap as long as it took to take a picture. To me, it all looked like some sort of revenge for the stuff they were made to learn/read in high school.

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  1. August 11, 2008 2:42 pm

    verry nice photos.

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