Saturday, January 10, 2015
Friday, January 09, 2015
FIUME (slav-rieka, german-st veit-am-flaum)-
a royal free town + port of hungary. an old + new town. 1869 pop- 14,039 + 4770 in the burbs. mostly roman catholics. has an ancient roman arch in honor of claudius II. railway.
f is supposed to occupy the site of ancient liburnian town tersatica, later name vitopolis, + later fauum saneti vita ad flumen. it was destroyed by charlemagne in 799, + renamed under the franks. held by feudal tenure of patriarch of aguileia by the bishop of lola, +in 1139 by the counts of duino til after the end of the 14th c. their counts of wallace; to who it was surrendered in 1471 to the emp frederick III + incorporated into austria til 1776, ruled by governors. in 1723 declared free by charles VI + united w/ croatia by empress maria theresa, + in 1779 declared a corpus separatum of the hungarian crown. in 1809 F occupied by french, but retaken by brits in 1813 + restored to austria in 1814. ceded to hungary in 1822, buut after the revolution of 1848-49 was annexed to the crown lands of croatia for 20 yrs. since 1870 under hungarian control.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
they still use these where there are cobble stones in europe, but w/ mountain bike wheels.