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Center of town located on peninsula

 

ROVINJ

 

Euphemia was a Roman Catholic Saint born to Christian parents in Chalcedon. During the era of Diocletian, she was persecuted for her beliefs. Euphemia was killed around the age of 18 in 304 AD. Her remains ended up in Rovinj where she is the Patroness. The town has a festival every September 16th and many come from all over to honor her.

 

Liz Robbins released a book of poetry in March 2008. Her title poem, “Hope, As The World Is A Scorpion Fish”, discusses life in present-day Rovinj.  

 

Hope, As The World Is A Scorpion Fish – Liz Robbins

 

On the near-island of Rovinj.
I have curled into a crab
like the one at the Aquarium.

I know the life blood of Croats
after tourism: suction cups
of squid sticking fast to the glass.

Nothing like St. Euphemia, who
stands at the highest peak
with her palm and wheel, her marks

of martyrdom. I feel well
rehearsed in that posture,
even though she remains 4th century.

How to be the bright copper statue,
untrammeled by a cool, dark bed?
Engulfed in sand and waves,

I find myself drawing a line.
But evening comes, and from six doors
down, the olive oil laughter of a vendor,

black-broomed, unmoneyed.
A lamp in the salted night air,
from gravity's side of the world.

travelman727 says:
I agree with you both! I'm ready to go back for a LEISURELY adventure on Croatia's Adriatic coast :-D
Posted on: Oct 04, 2007
petit_gooroo says:
I want to go there ;)
Posted on: Oct 04, 2007
mellemel8 says:
beautiful city :)
Posted on: Oct 02, 2007
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Center of town located on peninsula
Center of town located on peninsula
Rovinj called fairy tale city
Rovinj called "fairy tale city"
Old buildings retain unique colors
Old buildings retain unique colors
Balbi Arch - entrance to old city
Balbi Arch - entrance to old city
St. Euphemia Church, highest point
St. Euphemia Church, highest point
View from St. Euphemia belltower
View from St. Euphemia belltower
One of Istrias top seaside spots
One of Istria's top seaside spots
Rovinj
photo by: Paulovic