In Buje: a photo gallery - Balkan Dreams - CycleBlaze

September 19, 2020

In Buje: a photo gallery

It seems unfair to include a photo gallery for Labin and Buzet but not for Buje, don’t you think?  This part of Europe is so surprising, in that each of these interior historical towns has such a distinctive character.  There are certainly recurring themes and characteristics, but you really can’t mistake one place for the other.  

Buje feels the least reconstructed of these three Istrian hill towns.  It’s got a fairly narrow central zone where all the commercial activity occurs, and it’s pretty well kept up and modernized.  Wander off a few blocks though and it’s all weathered grey stone, crumbling walls, and windows opening into space.

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Jen GrumbyThat grate must be a nice warm place to sit and zone out.

Or did you happen to capture this cat in the middle of a long blink?
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Jen GrumbyIs the year up top 1598?
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Scott AndersonTo Jen GrumbyShow-off.
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Jen GrumbyGlad I wasn't born in 1598 .. that would be a pain to fill in that year on personal data forms!

What does 1970 look like? Is it MCMLXX?

Much easier than MCCCCCLXXXXVIII!
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Polly LowI looked this up (I have a professional interest in this sort of thing...), and apparently this inscription was originally set up in Trieste; it then migrated down to Buje at some later date. More evidence for the porous border between Italy and Croatia round these parts!
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Scott AndersonTo Polly LowThere’s also the minimal comment below this offering a bit more detail: “Ceppul’s lapida, from the Roman period”. Which didn’t shed a lot of light for me, other than to indicate it’s age. Hey, thanks for following along!
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