Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Kosti kosti

''Kosti kosti'' is an art project that uses animal horns found and collected in flea markets, basements and attics. The collection consists of old, traditionally preserved skulls and horns of rare wild animals. Every single piece is unique in shape and form and every piece, with our imagination and intervention represents a unique art object . This art collection has been created by Croatian photographers Borna Bursac and Antonio Drusko. The works are presented by images that follow under the title ‘’Kosti Kosti’’.

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Kosti kosti su umjetnička intervencija na rogovima sakupljenim po sajmovima, starim tavanima i podrumima.
Radi se o danas rijetkim primjercima tradicionalnih lovačkih lubanja i rogova rijetkih divljih životinja. Svaki primjerak kao takav je unikatan pa je isto tako intervencija na svakom pojedinom primjerku umjetnički rad.

To su radovi dva mlada zagrebačka fotografa Borne Bursaća i Antonia Druška.
Fotografskim dokumentiranjem radova nastao je i niz fotografija pod istim nazivom.

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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Advent in Zagreb 2013

Advent in Zagreb is specific time. Center of city is colorful , with a lot of Christmas decorations, specially on the main square and streets and squares around. Main happenings are on Ban Jelačić Square, Zrinjevac and on Bogovićeva Street. Most of big pre-christmas and New Year concerts are on Ban Jelačić Square, which can take over 50.000 visitors. Some of city residents don't like big tent on this main square, since it is kind of killing "Mittel Europa" look of this part of Zagreb. But, on the other hand, everybody can buy some sausages and hot wine there.

Older people for sure much more adore Zrinjevac, part of Lenuci Horseshoe, which on advent time has two roles. First one is to be a part of Advent street fair, with a good offers of hand made things and domestic food and spices. It is some kind of custom in Zagreb to check if there's anything interesting there. Second role of Zrinjevac is about music. Cause, it is place where in beatufull pavilion some classic music concerts are done. It is not unusual to see people dancing in front of musicians.

Most important part of street fair is Bogovićeva street. It is either starting or finishing point of walks in city center. Wooden houses with all kind of offers, food, clothes, spices, drinks. Good start of walk if you are hungry, or good finish if you get hungry. Probably most famous are debrecen sausages, usually taken with mustard.

All in all, Zagreb in december is classical Middle Europe city. With life concentrated in the center of the city, a lot of decorations, lights, and happy people. Christmas and New Year are doing good on Zagreb's night mood.

Written by:Danko Radaljac

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Zagreb Main Train Station

Zagreb Main Train Station is gate of Zagreb. If you are coming from south of Croatia, or east or west Europe, Main Train Station is probable first destination in Zagreb. And it is situated in the center of the city, so when you come by train, as soon as you are out of Station, you'll see almost the best that Zagreb can offer. King Tomislav's Square, The Lenuci Horseshoe, leading to Ban Jelačić Square, is probably most known part of Zagreb for all strangers and tourists.

Old building, Austrian style, dominate on King Tomislav's Square. Close to Station is one more important building, nowdays Hotel Regent Esplanade, with beautifull park between Station and Hotel. All main tram routes are passing thru King Tomislav's Square, with tram station just 50 metres from Station. Trams from here are going to all parts of city - New Zagreb, Dubrava, Črnomerec, Borongaj... You can go to almost all important Zagreb's blocks. And even if you just want to go to airport, bus terminals to Velika Gorica, where Zagreb airport is situtated, are just 200 meters from Main Station.
Main Train Station is connection to Europe. There are everyday train lines from and to München, Split and Belgrade. Zagreb was a station on line of famous Orient Express, so it is possible to go by trin from Zagreb to paris and Istanbul. So, it is not an exaggeration to say, Main Station is gate to Europe. In summer time, a lot of mostly young tourists are using trains to come to Croatia's capital, so in summer of 2013th, Zagreb was big touristic surprise. It had the biggest rise of tourists in all Croatia. Mixture of the middle Europe, with small admixture of the Orient and Mediterranean is like magnet for tourists who wants to see something new in this parts of the World.

Since Main Station is in center of Zagreb, it has its own night life. A lot of people passing by, non-stop shops close to it, few hotels and hotels in the streets sourrunding King Tomislav's Square are guarantee that you can't be bored in this part of Zagreb. Statue of King Tomislav itself is place where a lot of youngs are coming for evening fun. So it is a nice place to start discovering night life of Croatian capital.
Written by:Danko Radaljac