The cool corridors of Bishop Euphrasius’ glorious sixth century basilica complex in Poreč are welcome relief from the heat of the day.

The bishop lived here from the sixth to the twentieth centuries informs a notice at the door. But not any more. A 1500 year old tradition has come to an end and I wondered why. And then went on to ponder this UNESCO world heritage site’s place in the scheme of 4.2 billion years.

Time … like an ever flowing stream. Yes, indeed, welcome relief from the hot-house whys and wherefores of our twenty-first century day.