The Cranes of Pula

On July 30th I awoke and looked out at the horizon from my hotel room in Pula, Croatia. The sun wasn’t quite up and the cranes across the harbour were silhouetted against a sky threatening rain.

IMG_2361IMG_2360The previous evening the cranes… or are they giant birds?… or perhaps monstrous pterodactyls?… or maybe even giraffes?!… had formed very different silhouettes against the pitch black horizon of a still Adriatic night.

IMG_2355IMG_2353IMG_2352IMG_2354This post is inspired by the themes Horizon (from Ailsa’s of Where’s My Backpack?) and Silhouette (from Cheri of the Daily Post).

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19 Responses to The Cranes of Pula

  1. Look like giant fluorescent saxophones! Great pics – as usual.

  2. Wonderful photos – the cranes look like musical instruments to me. 🙂

  3. goannasnake says:

    Aren’t they lovely. A strange word to use for these industrial giants, but they are transformed.

  4. WOW, great choice for this weeks challenge.

  5. jpeggytaylor says:

    Wonderful shots! I think the [mechanical] cranes look like giant [bird] cranes – especially on the daytime shots 🙂

  6. Cranes! Lovely shots, so colourful.

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  8. Sue Slaght says:

    I’m with others when I say they look like giant saxophones. Fantastic!

  9. Tish Farrell says:

    Fantastical cranes indeed. It’s intriguing too how these stark man-made very functional structures can so capture the imagination.

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