Motovun & Rovinj

Yesterday, I went on my first, all day, school trip with the 8th graders. We went to Istria, to visit towns Motovun and Rovinj. Now, my main job was looking after the pupils but, because they are good kids, I did manage to take a photo or two, for myself. The only downside of the whole trip was the rain, following us from the very start. But, we did survive and kinda got accustomed to, as the time passed by.

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We visited both the coast and inland. Rovinj is a coastal town I had never been to and yesterday was the first time going there. I knew it was beautiful but, you really have to visit, to fully understand why. The whole town has that Venetian historic vibe even though it is a Croatian city. The old, historic part of the town is build upon a peninsula and the buildings literally rise from the water. I really enjoyed this cute, narrow, cobbled streets with little alley ways crossing path every few meters. Every mediterranean town has them. And, yes, I had to find a red bike to completely loose my mind and shoot from every angle. Rovinj was the second (and last) town we visited and the rain had somewhat stopped.

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Now, I have been to medieval Motovun once already, in 2012. The first time I wasn’t really impressed by it. Mainly because I didn’t have enough time to roam around. This time, it was windy and rainy. But, I got to experience Motovun like never before, under different weather conditions. I must say, even though it was really challenging, I enjoyed the rainy clouds and shooting the landscape from that high up. Motovun is set on a 277 meter high hill. Maybe, next time, I got to experience every weather change there as I plan to stay for a few days. And, again, I didn’t have to opportunity to shoot the town from a distance. God bless.

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    akane

    May 17, 2015

    Very pretty pictures! Motovun looks beautiful indeed.
    And props to you for getting so many pictures while looking after grade 8s! I can never truly relax on school trips…I keep counting heads just to make sure all the kids are there. Need to learn from you! :)

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      Ines

      May 21, 2015

      Haha, well, 8th graders are mostly into teenage kind of stuff and not really childish trouble makers. Even though, it’s not a rule. We’ve been blessed with the good generation, this year :D

      Thank you.

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    Pierre

    May 18, 2015

    Beautiful shots!

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      Ines

      May 21, 2015

      Thanks, Pierre!

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    James

    May 30, 2015

    Hi Ines! Those are beautiful shots. The mountains, the trees, the houses combinations are serene.

    James

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      Ines

      May 30, 2015

      Thank you so much, James!

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