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Published: December 13th 2017
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We traveled from Split to Pula yesterday in the rain. You may recall we were complaining about the 90 plus temps in Dubrovnik. Well folks, we barely made the 60's today, and we are back in long pants.
As we titled this entry, the amphitheater here is nothing short of amazing. The outside is essentially intact even though the construction began before Christ was born and completed in AD 14. Inside, well you recall the Church and Middle Ages, those folks again stole parts (people quarry your own stone!). Nonetheless, even the inside remains impressive. This was Great!! Even Bird was impressed. She worries if HP will remain sane in Rome.
A bit of history now. The amphitheater was extremely fortunate to make it to us. The Venetians, you recall those not nice folks, considered dismantling this place and moving it to Venice. They also thought people here may use the stone to erect their own fortress against their overlords in Venice (makes sense to us), so people in Venice considered using the stone to erect their own fortress. Fortunately, progressive thinkers in Venice on each occasion decided the result would be detrimental for posterity. Thanks.
We should warn you if you are not enthralled with Roman history as we (Bird objects to the we, thinking it should be HP), this may be a difficult post. Otherwise, for normal folks, the Amphitheater is especially amazing.
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