Zagreb Impressions

I’m not real creative with the title for these photos.  There is no grand theme it seems.

Maja Hrgovic writes in her short story Zlatka,

I lived near the train station in a neighborhood built many decades ago for the families of railroad workers and machinists.  Like tombstones over grave mounds, hardened chimneys rose from parallel rows of elongated one-story buildings.

We stayed in this area for a week.  The evenings reflected the history more vividly.

Full Moon from Balcony
Full Moon from Balcony
Local Cat at Night
Local Cat at Night

Fifty meters away we could leave this world by bus and tram.  Both stops overlooked a grand Yugoslavian era boulevard reflecting the new Croatia with gardens and the National and University Library.

Busstop
Busstop
Zagreb to New Zagreb
Zagreb to New Zagreb
National and University Library
National and University Library

With weekly tram tickets we explored many different neighborhoods of Zagreb:  Down to the Sava river which flows clear, up to upper town by funicular, through curvy streets and market.

Sava River
Sava River
Rising in the Funicular
Rising in the Funicular
Cathedral from Central Market Side Street
Cathedral from Central Market Side Street

Occasionally, interesting little experiences excited us.

Weaving Demonstration at central square
Weaving Demonstration at central square
Lunch at Fast Food No. 1, fresh from the open air market
Lunch at Fast Food No. 1, fresh from the open air market
Stone Gate chapel pilgrimage has the chains from Nelson's HMS Victory.
Stone Gate chapel pilgrimage has the chains from Nelson’s HMS Victory.
Only three different dishes served, we had two.
Only three different dishes served, we had two.