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PPAC: Piran 6. – Murals

I was glad to see that Marsha put her post up despite the holidays and that she included my last week’s PPAC post among the featured ones. We are not done with Piran yet. Today: street art in four locations.

The first two photos I took in 2017 at the Piran primary school’s playground. Quite wicked, considering.

The next three were taken this summer on the way up to the church. You will notice the prominent marine theme with some Alien help.

Next we descend to the port where a shark is hiding, and you know that at the very end of the shallow Adriatic sea there is no real danger of these beasts, or such interventions wouldn’t be met with approval.

The final location is the Punta behind the tip of the peninsula on which Piran is laid out. The first time I noticed art there was in 2018 and this summer I took more photos to see what was new and compare.

At the end of the wall a funny thing happened once when I was alone:

I wished to take a photo of the last beastie on the wall but my view was blocked by a young woman with her back turned towards me, wearing the kind of bikini that makes you… well, notice. I waited for her to move but she was unaware of me or my intention. So I approached and murmured something like “excuse me, just one photo”.

She looked at me in a peculiar way – and struck a pose.

I was too taken aback to simply click and instead exclaimed: “No, no, I meant to ask you to move away!” Talking about the nose to the ground. What a poor photographer I’d make! I laughed all the way home.

You will see who waited for me in her place the next time I passed a month or so later.

For Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

38 thoughts on “PPAC: Piran 6. – Murals

  1. Manja, Loved your bikini story! I also agree with the sharks being a wicked thing to do to elementary kids. Of course, it’s better than losing an arm. Did you see the movie about the young surfer that had her arm bitten off by a shark? Gross but so inspiring – “Soul Surfer.” On that cheerful note, I wish you the best for 2022.

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  2. That looks such an uncomfortable place to sunbathe! The lengths some people will go to. I have to say I prefer the view across the bay to much of the artwork but I did spot a couple of cute fish, Manja. And I have to say what a lovely lady you are. Thanks so much!

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you, Jo, for this last. 🙂 Piran is rather cramped and without good beaches, you see, so people catch some sun wherever they can. There is an (unofficial) nude beach just under the church. There is a penalty for walking around town in swimwear and yet many do it (including my uncle. Ha!). Hope you got my email with the calendar! If not, check my today’s post.


      1. Ohh, Jo, thank you for telling me! I had no idea about either. Do you often get rejections like this? 😮 What could be the reason? This is the first time I hear my account was rejecting anybody. Maybe it’s the attachment. I will write you another email and you reply and we’ll see if it’s rejected again. And – this is the first time I checked my feedback! My blog didn’t inform me that I had any. I had to look and see there was yours and two other messages. 😀 So thanks for that. Let’s try the email again. But I’m glad you got the calendar.

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  3. Ha ha ha, hilarious! I suppose if people don’t move they have to end up in the shot somehow. The sharks are great though (I have a sympathy for them in general, they’re so misunderstood). My fave images are the beach view with the graffiti wall and your mom, and the car reflection – that is a beaut! I love reflective shots, I take them often.

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