Friday, May 22, 2009

A Day in Piran

Streets of Piran
.
After jogging, swimming and having breakfast,
had a walk in Piran
before lunch
.
Lady selling artichokes



Vegetable stands at the market place
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Local designs
.Way up to the church
- the bell tower of the church of St George
was built in 1608,
following the model of St Mark's tower
in Venice
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Tartini Square
- a monument to violinist and composer
Giuseppe Tartini
by Venetian sculptor Antonio del Zotta
was built in 1896
- the municipal palace (on the right) from 1879
is a typical example of historicism,
it was built in the same place
as the old municipal building from 1292
(in the Romanesque style)
.
St. Peter's church by Tartini Square
stood outside the town walls in 1272
- it obtained its classicist appearance in 1818
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Entrance to the Maritime Museum
- the Maritime Museum was founded in 1954
- there's a collection of exhibits related to
the navigation, fisheries and salt works
of this coastal area
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Lunch at Riva,
by the way, had dinner in the same place yesterday...
and ate almost the same meal...
.
"Sausage" plate for 3
- had it for dinner yesterday
.
Scampi pizza
- had it for dinner yesterday and also for lunch today
with fresh salad
.
Could have chosen grilled sardines...
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Yesterday after dinner had Italian sorbet
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Walked to Fiesa after the lunch.
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On the way saw a couple who had their wedding ceremony under the sea!
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Bought some salty goods
.

Sea salt, salty chocolate and body scrub salt


Sea salt 1kg=€1
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Salt shop by Tartini Square.
The Venetian building is one of the most beautiful
Gothic buildings in Slovenia
- built in the middle of the 15th century
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After a short swim in the sea,
it was time for having dinner.
This time at Pavel 2
.
Grilled scallops


Grilled scampi
.
The food in Piran is simple but so fresh and delicious!

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