I’m back! from an amazing three week trip. Yes, that is a long time, and we did so much, so I’ll try to include more than just the trip in the next few weeks…
But here it is, we started out in Zagreb.
The train station, no didn’t come in by train, we flew, but in the morning, taking our walk, it was one of the first things we saw. My first few photos are sort of fuzzy, lets’ just say jet lag.
Some famous Croat from a very long time ago, I’m happy to see that they haven’t torn down statues here, although the amount of graffiti we saw everywhere was unbelievable.
Same guy, welcoming people at the train station.
Croatia has been part of many things, among others – the Austro Hungarian empire – so plenty of late 19th c. Austrian architecture – in this case- Beaux Arts.
I didn’t realize until later that just 3 years ago there was an earthquake here in Zagreb that did a lot of damage. One person was killed, this is the one time that the lockdown actually saved lives…. So the Cathedral tower had just been repaired and down it came again, so the repairs start anew.
Croatia is very hilly, I climbed a lot here, great exercise and good views.
Which means resting by fountains. You see the shorts and short sleeves? – last time you’ll see that for over a week – from the evening on- it was rain, rain, rain.
More lovely architecture.
The main town square, another guy on a horse, also, sad to point out graffiti upon the roof. I will share some at some point, but in general, I tried to cut it out.
I mentioned stairs, I took this picture before walking down them. Look how green! It is springtime, and oh my, the rain!
Didn’t take these stair, but people here sure love the cats, I’ll have another post with cats from all over.
There were also some buildings that leaned more into the Art Deco. Honestly, I only took a few pictures, and I’m sharing less than I took.
Art Deco! I wish I knew what these people represent other than just trade. Here I can clearly see earthquake damage.
Modern Vs. old. I didn’t get too much of the old yellow building – the Crafts museum – that I would have liked to visit – a lot of damage, so it’s closed. Right next door is the music academy. Very very modern Music academy next door. Many people complain that it is the only modern building on the block, so it doesn’t belong there. I disagree, cities always change and evolve, keep what you can from the old – (like renovating the museum) but build new.
This is a mausoleum in the old cemetery, I think it honored one of the first rulers of free Croatia, I”m not sure, it’s a lovely building also undergoing repairs.