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Samobor, amazing country town in northern Croatia

August 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Samobor

Amazing country town in northern Croatia

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Natural surrounding, medieval architecture, hiking trails and last but not least an amazing gastronomic experience makes Samobor, one of northern Croatia’s most preserved country towns.

King Tomislav Square, with the Anastasia Church in the background, Samobor, Croatia

King Tomislav Square, with the Anastasia Church in the background, Samobor, Croatia

Located just 25 km from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, the trip to Samobor takes one back in time and back into the pages of history.

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King Tomislav Square and Glavni Kolodvor, Zagreb

September 2, 2015 4 comments

King Tomislav Square and Main Station, Zagreb

Trg Kralja Tomislava and Glavni Kolodvor, Zagreb

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

“A fast approach by plane robs the journey of anticipation; a slow approach by road always begins with the hope of a pleasant trip, and continues with the hope of simply reaching the destination.”

Stones of Silence, George Schaler

Galvni Kolodvor (Main Station), Zagreb, Croatia

Galvni Kolodvor (Main Station), Zagreb, Croatia

I was definitely robed the journey of anticipation as I reached Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, by plane. Had I have travelled by train I would have been welcomed by the grand main station in Zagreb, known as the Glavni Kolodvor.

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Six Squares of Lenuci Horseshoe, Zagreb

April 29, 2015 6 comments

Lenuci Horseshoe, Zagreb

Walking tour of lower town Zagreb

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

It was early morning and the sun was yet to come out I stood at the balcony of Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb looking down at the main station area of Glavni Koldovor.

Map of Lenuci Horseshoe, Zagreb

Map of Lenuci Horseshoe, Zagreb

I have reached the city little more than twelve hours ago and already had a small guided tour of of lower town Zagreb.

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The Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia

October 29, 2014 8 comments

The Art Pavilion

Zagreb, Croatia

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Imagine an entire building being shifted from one city to another, sounds strange! The Art Pavilion, Zagreb (Umjetnički Paviljon u Zagrebu) was once shifted from Budapest, Hungary to Zagreb, Croatia.

The Art Pavilion, King Tomislav Square, Zagreb

The Art Pavilion, King Tomislav Square, Zagreb

The Art Pavilion in Zagreb, the first custom built art pavilion in south – eastern Europe, is located on the northern end of the King Tomislav Square, the South – Eastern square of the famous Lenuci Horseshoe (Lenucijeva potkova).

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Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb and the Orient Express

August 27, 2014 6 comments

Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb and the Orient Express

A Tale of a Heritage Hotel and a Luxury Train

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb at night

Hotel Esplanade, Zagreb at night

The iconic Hotel Esplanade is located next to the main station (Glavni Kolodvor) in Zagreb, Croatia. Hotel Esplanade was constructed for the passengers of the Orient Express, a luxary train that once connected Paris to Istambul.

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A Panoramic Tour of Croatia

August 6, 2014 24 comments

A Panoramic Tour of Croatia

Panoramic photos from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes and Zadar, Croatia

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia and My collection of Panorama Compilation

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. Panorama photos are normally shot by stitching  series of photos with sightly overlapping fields to create a panoramic image.

This post contains a compilation of panoramic photos from Croatia, covering the capital city Zagreb, coastal town of Zadar and  the Plitvice Lakes.

Panoramas from Zagreb

The Capital of Croatia

Glavni Kolodvor (Main Station), Zagreb, Croatia

Glavni Kolodvor (Main Station), Zagreb, Croatia

Glavni Kolodvor, the main railway station of Zagreb was constructed in 1892 by Hungarian architect Ferenc Pfaff. The 186.5 meter long building is decorated with beautiful sculptures and stucco work is located south of King Tomislav Square. Once the luxurious Orient Express passed through this station.

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