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Vodnjan, part deux

August 13, 2008


One of the things that always attract my black eye in the coastal regions of Slovenia and Croatia are WW2 political graffiti. You can stumble across them all over the places that were once granted to Italy for their charming role in WW1 and were than liberated by partisans and given back to Yugoslavia in the immediate aftermath of WW2. Vodnjan is just full of them, you would almost expect one of those rumbling old Willis jeeps to turn up from behind the corner, people cheering and throwing flowers, flags in the air…
Well, there was none of that, just the crowd from the lavender festival (the guy said “say lavender” instead of “say cheese” when they were taking pictures). But the large number of these old political graffiti did, perhaps unwillingly, expose another historical anecdote of the city – that all those facades on all of those houses were at least 60+ years old. Hmm.

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  1. August 15, 2008 4:05 pm

    Just goes to show how far graffiti has come.

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