Jure likes to talk about history of his country Croatia and the Balkans. This night, he took us through the streets of Split.
Jure led us up to the mailbox soldiers Napoleon! Vestige of the French presence in Dalmatia and Split between 1805 and 1813.
Branimir likes to enjoy the quiet life on the Adriatic coast and the beaches of Split where he practiced picigin …
The winter can be very cold in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. To get warm, hot chestnuts, popcorn … and music!
Kate Moja is a traditional song from Dalmatia. It’s a klapa: a cappella singing men. Klapa means « a group of friends ». This type of song is included in the Unesco Intangible Cutlural Heritage Lists.
Vanja is Bosnian, married to an Italian, they met in Australia and they live in Croatia. Then necessarily at home, they speak English!
A song interpreted by a sailor who returned to his country after years on the waves
Sea and wind make music.
The architect Nikola Basic used natural elements to create pieces that vary with the rhythm of nature. The waves rub marble, the walker’s delight!
Goga is a curious person. She is multilingual and travels a lot, she likes painting and hosting travellers.
She invited us to her home in Zagreb, an opportunity to better understand the country’s rich and complex history.
Radenko knows the charms of the town of Pazin and when he learnt that we have been living in Britany, he was excited to show us all the posters of the festival dedicated to Jules Verne and sent to Nantes.
Single round of medieval fortifications the Lotrščak tower in Zagreb hosts the top turret. In the 18th century, bells invited people to shelter behind the city walls before doors closed when came the night.
Remembering that time, since new year 1877, a gun is drawn at noon.
The origin of the gun remains uncertain. The legend claims that the Hungarian King Bela IV, in recognition of citizens efforts to protect the Tatars had donated in 1242 a barrel on the condition that he remain in activity to avoid corrosion. It is not sure that the canon claim the victory over the Ottomans, but it can help people keeping their watches on time!