Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2011

Piran

Anybody ever heard of Piran?
Maybe not - it´s a small town/seaport in Slovenia, first mentioned in the 7th century.

Here´s a view from the ancient city walls:

One of the most famous houses of the town is the Venetian House - built in the middle of the 15th century - it was a present from a Venetian merchant to his beautiful mistress in Piran:


As you can imagine, this was a big scandal then and common talk of everybody! So the merchant installed an inscription on the wall, that says:" Let them talk."


In my imagination I can see this beautiful woman standing on her balcony ...


It was really nice strolling through this "steeped in history"-town.... but it wasn´t too warm, so hubby and I decided to warm up in a nice little tavern... we LOVE fish, so - being at the sea - we got fresh, unbelievably delicious fish dishes to eat ... just look at this fish soup:


... and can you imagine, that this was grilled seafood for ONE person?!


"Beam me up to Piran again, Scotty!!!" :-)

On the ground floor of the Venetian House we found a shop, that was selling sea salt for all purposes and table salt in several qualities. I bought some salt as souvenir and small present...

As we crafters never give away a gift unembellished and without a card, I used some leftover scraps to make a small card... the black patterned paper behind the Maya Road cardboard cameo is a leftover and also the grey strip at the bottom - there was a piece missing on one corner, but I hid this by adhering a rose...

Just in case you´re wondering why on earth I´m telling you this: there´s a challenge at the Cuttlebug spot :  Left Overs - use them!


... the stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps.



Thanks a lot for traveling with me today :-)



Kommentare:

  1. Uli, this is beautiful! I love looking at old buildings like these. Here, across the pond, our buildings are babies in comparison. LOL. Your work is beautiful, also. Hugs, dj

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  2. Hi Ulina have missed you of late. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us it looks fabulous. The food too that seafood looks scrummy. Love your gorgeous card and you certainly did an amazing job with the leftovers.

    marie

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  3. fantastic photo's of a beautiful town andstunning building.....as a vegetarian won't comment on your meal lol. thanks for sharing the photo's they are lovely and your projects are beautiful and elegant as always. Hugs lin

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  4. I love this post Uli, what a great way to introduce us to your latest creation....which is beautiful! We are from England and one of the things I miss are the quint villages with their old buildings and the history that goes along with them. I'm so glad you shared your story with us.
    Luv, Babs xo

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  5. Oh Ulina,I love your pictures and your love for "leftovers"..we do share it with so many crafters. And this seafood: hmmmmm,yummy !
    hugs Erni

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  6. Gorgeous pictures Uli! What history and architecture! Wonderful looking meals too! Love the card! You always add such an elegant flare! Love how you stamped the whole card!

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  7. Mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut aber Ihrem Karte ist sehr sehr schön!

    Sie haben gute Augen fur Detail!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot!

    TFS
    Jannie :)( von die Niederlande)

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  8. How gorgeous! I'd love to go for a visit!
    And I just love your gifts, you have such an elegant style, Uli! Wonderful!
    ps) you can keep the fish. :)

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  9. Fab photos Uli and the food looks amazing, exactly what I would order! I love your little card with all the monochrome embellishments, beautiful:)
    Val x

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  10. WOW Uli, never heard of it. But, it sure looks beautiful, I see a little moorish maybe the arches. Loving all that good, yummy food.
    xxx
    Marlene

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  11. One of the best things about blogging is having wonderful friends all over the world ... I have travelled to so many places whilst still sitting here at my desk ... I love that you took me somewhere new ... amazing photos ... lovely story and fabulous food!!
    Your card is absolutely beautiful and that has to be the cutest bottle of salt I have ever seen ... Thanks so much for the journey ... have a wonderful weekend

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  12. Your tag is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

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  13. gorgeous tag. Thank you for participating in the challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot

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  14. Beautiful tag - so elegant!
    Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot - hope you'll join us for a new challenge tomorrow! :0)
    Helen x

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