August 16, 2016 - Amazing Grace

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August 16th 2016
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I have been fascinated by the Roman arena in Pula since I first saw the Il Divo video with them singing Amazing Grace there, and that led me here several years ago, and back again today. The Pula Arena is the most complete remaining arena in existence, and one of the 6 largest in existence. Completed in 81 CE, it was long abandoned after the outlawing of gladiatorial contests and fight between prisoners condemned to death. Today it is used for the Pula Film Festival and for various concerts, including artists such as Elton John, Pavarotti, David Gilmour, Sinead O'Connor, and many others.

After touring the arena, we elected for an early supper, and had a great repast of grilled branzino and pasta with truffles. A note on the truffles: Istria is famous particularly for the better and more expensive white truffles, and for years the world record sized white truffle was from here. Everywhere you go truffles are on the menu. I think they probably have them in McDonald's

Our evening was spent at a seaside hotel, listening to a really good female vocalist while having drinks.

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