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I had in mind to call this photo "Brick roofs and satellite dishes", which were the details that mainly caught my eyes. I could also have called it "Postcard from Rovinj", because a postcard is what it is.

Here is a larger version.

Rovinj on the Istrian peninsula in northwestern Croatia is a small town attracting a lot of tourists. Its history goes back to the Roman empire, after which it became part of the Byzantine empire, the Venetian republic, Austria and Yugoslavia. The Venetian heritage is still very strong, as this photo shows. Well into the 20th century a majority of the population had Italian as their native language.

The church standing on top of the hill is dedicated to Saint Euphemia, built in 1736. It is for obvious reasons the most famous landmark of Rovinj. Some of you may find it too close to the centre of the photo. I tried a cropped version placing it neatly towards the side but found that some sharpness was lost, so decided to keep it like this. Every rule can be broken sometimes, even the holy rule of thirds.

An alternative photo can be seen in the workshop.

The approximate map coordinates from where I took the main photo are 45.08086 13.63596.

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