We were silhouetted! at Rovinj in Istria, Croatia

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

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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



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    September 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    What a wonderful little treasure for her to remember the trip.

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    September 18, 2009 at 4:52 pm

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

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    September 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    What a great story and special souvenir of your travels!

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    Mark H
    September 18, 2009 at 10:55 pm

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

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    September 19, 2009 at 4:43 pm

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

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    Wandering Educators
    September 20, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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

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