The Music Academy Zagreb (trg Republike Hrvatska (Croatia)). I am not sure how it got planning permission to go up where it is, cheek by jowl with all the old monuments, but there is something impressivly multi-coloured about it. Zagreb, Croatia.

Near where I am staying there are a series of underpasses which take you from one side of Avenija Dubrovnik to the other and, half way between, to the tram stops. I go there for the graffiti…

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Graffiti, Zagreb, Croatia.

…and I am always hoping to hear more busking like the violinist who was there a few days ago. It may have come from the symphony by Dora Pejačević (10 September 1885 – 5 March 1923) who was a Croatian composer, a member of a noble family. Her Symphony in F-sharp minor is considered by scholars to be the first modern symphony in Croatian music.

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The guitarist who plays folk music regularly in the underpass
Christmas shop window, Zagreb, Croatia.

Nearly Xmas. Phew! I thought I might miss out on reindeer shop displays if I was away from home, but no.

The bus station is on the east side. Autobusni Kolodvor (station), .

There is a handy pastry and bread stall immediately outside for breakfast if you have been on the all-night bus from Milan like I had. It is just by the tram stop. Thanks to Léa for treating me.

Public toilets, Zagreb, Croatia.

Public toilets are open, lit up at night and come in a nice shade of green (which would make my friend L happy).

Winnie the Pooh in Croatian, sold at Booksa.
Trams have handy places to put your bag, meaning it doesn’t have to go on the floor and get wet, or if it already has a soggy bottom, on your lap!

Tickets 4 kun from tabacco kiosks which you can find on many street corners (though lots are shut on Sundays).

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And they might look like basic plastic red and yellow seats but they are heated! Zagreb, Croatia.
A blue tram whizzes through the main square in the rain one evening. Zagreb, Croatia.

Brits: Look left when you cross the road! Although there are lots of one way streets – basically beware. I had a very close shave when a most apologetic driver ran over my left foot. Lucky I had my heavy duty walking boots on.

Opposite the Botanic Gardens is what I call the owl building. It has oxydised green owls at roof height, symbol of wisdom. That’s them above, on the top right and left corners.
It is the Croatian State Archives and the weather was too bad to get a proper shot of them from the back.

Croatian State Archives

Trams Zagreb

Graffiti Zagreb

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