Vacation in Istria, Croatia 4 #photography

This trip was to the town of Motovun. I was lazy and stayed home at the hotel that day, but I thought I’d share the pictures my mom took.

Motovun is a medieval town that grew up on the site of an ancient city called Castellieri. It is on a hill 270 metres (886 feet) above sea level with houses scattered all over the hill. In ancient times, both Celts and Illyrians built their fortresses at the location of present-day Motovun. The name of the village is also of Celtic origin, derived from Montona, meaning “a town in the hills”. Source:

Vacation in Istria, Croatia 2 #photography

One of the days in our vacation we visited Pula with the beautiful amphitheatre.

The Pula Arena (CroatianPulska ArenaItalianArena di Pola) is a Roman amphitheatre located in PulaCroatia. It is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers entirely preserved. It was constructed between 27 BC and AD 68,[1] and is among the world’s six largest surviving Roman arenas.[1] The arena is also the country’s best-preserved ancient monument.

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Behind the amphitheatre was a church. Around the amphitheatre was a garden full of gorgeous herbs like rosemary and lavender. On the picture below is a rendition of Pula.

Awesome street art

Herman Potočnik (pseudonym Hermann Noordung; 22 December 1892 – 27 August 1929) was an ethnically Slovenian Austro-Hungarian Army officer, electrical engineer and astronautics theorist. He is regarded as a pioneer and visionary of modern space flight and is chiefly remembered for his work addressing the long-term human habitation of space. Text Source Wikipedia

From Pula we continued to the city Rovijn

I let my mom climbe the hill up to the church while I took a break with some refreshments.