November 12, 2012

Pula, Croatia. October, 2012

Sure Pula has some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world, a remarkable amphitheater that rivals the Coliseum, a Temple of Augustus that inspires awe. But our first stop in this fabled city? The fish market. Housed in a spanking new building that adjoins its fruit and vegetable counterpart, it features some two dozen vendors offering the freshest of the daily catch, including those octopi over on the right. I guess this vendor has seen it all before, so he can be excused for texting or whatever it is he’s doing. But these abundant markets are still thrilling for us, and we generally make them our first stop in every port we hit.

1 comment:

  1. I love this photo -- the lighting contrasts, the old-timey scales and air-conditioner, the freezer at right, all those fish which had been swimming somewhere just a day ago -- and the bored vendor bent over his phone, his mind swimming off to distant waters ....