All Saints Day, 1 November 2018 – a walk to the centre, including King Tomislav and Nikola Subic Zrinski Squares.

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King Tomislav himself.
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Nikola Subic Zrinski Square.

I walked from Sopot to the centre for the first time, taking the straightest route past the Gradski City Park (details on Zagreb 1), over the fast flowing River Sava, and past the National and University Library (which was closed due to the National Holiday, and is where they are holding The First International Conference on Green Libraries very soon).

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Gradski Park, Zagreb.
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River Sava, Zagreb.
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A vista of skyscrapers, Zagreb.
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What a contrast between the old style red rooves and the new turquoise vertical swimming pool type!
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National and University Library of Zagreb.

I discovered the bus routes end point and underground Garaza shopping centre (also mostly closed) out of which you emerge in the King Tomislav Square (trg kralja Tomislava) by the Glavini railway station (Kolodov). This brought me to a whole other side of Zagreb I had not yet seen – national monuments resembling Vienna but less overtly grand, more comfortable somehow.

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Glavini Railway Station, Zagreb.
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I cannot identify this building. It is located in a smaller, prettier square next to the King Tomislav Square and above the Garaza shopping Centre.
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Starcevicev Dom, Zagreb.
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All Saints Day flowers for the graves of the deceased.
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Boy playing in the fountains.
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The Art Pavillion, Zagreb (also the title picture of this blog).
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Apartments opposite the King Tomislav Square – reminisecent of Vienna.
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Child playing behind the plane tree which reminded me of the Dunkeld Oak in Scotland which you can also go inside.
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Hrvatska (Croatian) Narodna Banka – a very fine building, Zagreb.
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There is a lot to see here!
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This is the way to use a statue – play on it! (Outside Booksa of that more later!)

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