We were silhouetted! at Rovinj in Istria, Croatia

September 18, 2009 by  

We’d just climbed up through the narrow cobbled streets of Rovinj in Croatia, to the cathedral square with a great view of the sea at the top of the hill. As we rested on the wall among the other tourists, the silhouette man appeared from no-where. With his sharp little scissors at the ready, he charmed us all.

Quickly he snipped away, with a ready patter in excellent English – not doubt it could as easily have been French, German, Russian or Italian. Snip snip… His smooth talk took in the Bella Bambina, the beautiful Mama, the indulgent Papa, the laughing brother. Snip snip… He was happy we’d come to visit his country, we were having fun on holiday, the sun was shining. Snip snip….

Snip snip… and before we knew it we were €3 lighter, but a snip at the price to have a delightful sihouette of our Bella Bambina to take home as a souvenir. And money in his pocket, he faded away as quickly as he’d come, leaving us wondering quite how we’d come to be sillhoutted in the cathedral square of Rovinj in Croatia!

This story is posted as part of Photo Friday hosted at Delicious Baby – head over to see all the other Photo Fridays

Check for the best hotel prices in Rovinj and book here.

Other articles about Istria

Cycling by the sea in Istria
On the hunt for the Istrian truffle in Croatia
Video of Plava Laguna Resort in Istria, Croatia

See all my photos of Istria on Flickr



heatheronhertravels' Croatia - Istria Rovinj photoset heatheronhertravels’ Croatia – Istria Rovinj photoset

Read more travel articles at Travel Blog Home

Don’t miss out – subscribe to Heather on her travels


9 Comments on "We were silhouetted! at Rovinj in Istria, Croatia"

  1. Wanderluster on Fri, 18th Sep 2009 4:52 pm 

    Croatia is creeping up high on my travel wish list because of that middle photo.

  2. Dominique on Fri, 18th Sep 2009 6:29 pm 

    What a great story and special souvenir of your travels!

  3. Mark H on Fri, 18th Sep 2009 10:55 pm 

    What a remarkable skill – there can’t be too many folks with the ability to silhouette. Incidently, excellent photos of Rovinj.

  4. Sharlene on Sat, 19th Sep 2009 4:43 pm 

    Those are the types of souvenirs that we hold on to for a lifetime. Beautiful shots.

  5. Wandering Educators on Sun, 20th Sep 2009 4:01 pm 

    gorgeous photos – we’ve not been there yet. i’d love to go!

  6. Riding the Unicorn in the Mirabell Gardens - Salzburg | Heather on her travels on Fri, 20th May 2011 8:48 am 

    […] there on one of our camping holidays having spent most of the holiday in Istria in Croatia near Rovinj, which was at that time part of Yugoslavia. We drove back via Austria to spend a couple of nights […]

  7. easyJet Holidays Travel Competition | Heather on her travels on Mon, 5th Mar 2012 8:09 pm 

    […] roof over my head. From time to time I’ve visited some of the same places, such as Rome, Rovinj and Salzburg that we visited as children and it’s always fun looking at the photos that my […]

  8. What inspired you to travel? a competition from easyJet Holidays_Go Time Travel Blog | Go Time Travel Blog on Tue, 6th Mar 2012 1:12 am 

    […] the same places, such as Rome, Rovinj and Salzburg that we visited as children […]

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

CommentLuv badge