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July 2009 Theme Day: Empty

I took the photo last winter on a weekend. It's a view of lake/park area Jarun in Zagreb. In the background a funny shaped (sort of like mammoth ribs) building is a large stadium called Arena. Usually, during any weekend this area is busy with people walking, jogging, rowing, cycling etc., and parking spaces are scarce, but the last winter's temperatures reaching into -15C (or lower) daily for the whole month scared everyone away, even the most resilient people.


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18 comments:

  1. Wow that's cold. No wonder the street is empty

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  2. Very nice photo, I really like the sports hall in the background - very unusual architecture.
    Great choice for today!
    Regards,
    m_m

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  3. @Mo - you'd be surprised at some people, I've seen them jogging even at -10C... that's what I call persistence!
    @m_m - thanks! I think there's a similar building in Poland and in Greece, because we bought off the blueprints for it. I believe the Polish one had its roof collapse because of the snow a few years back (everyone was freaking out here, because Zagreb gets a decent amount of snow and ice most winters). Not sure if those two buildings in PL and GR have the ribbed structure as this one...

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  4. It is a nice photo and the coldness comes through very well. It is the kind of view that gives me shivers.

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  5. Hi Mirela, -15C now that is cold. I'm impressed your were out to take the photo ... I like how the street lights add depth to your photo ... Happy theme day.

    Thanks for participating in the Daily Photo Map. A thumbnail of your latest photo now appears on the map.

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  6. @Abe - Thanks. I love your birds photo blog...

    @Denton - thanks for creating Daily Photo Map :). Luckily, this is very close to my parents' apartment, so I didn't have to freeze too much. Bigger problem was getting camera not to freeze.

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  7. Eerily empty! Thanks for following my blog. :)

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  8. It looks cold and lonely and desolate to me. But, I like scenes like this. Great job.

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  9. Very desolate, yet strangely appealing.

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  10. Wow, it seemed no one was brave enough to go out to the cold. I also tend to see less people excercising here in Winter, but that's more because of pollution during not-rainy days.

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  11. Wonderful photo, very empty and a great choice for the theme day!

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  12. Thank you all! Now I'm really glad I was the only nut in the cold taking photos! :-D

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  14. This is such a powerful image for empty.

    Welcome to the CDP. Have fun

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  15. @Around the world - thanks for including my blog to your list.
    @Babooshka - now I have to take a complete opposite of the photo ;-)

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  16. It looks sooo cold that I think everyone was hiding inside. Maybe that's why the road was soo EMPTY?! Good theme day photo. Regards from EAGAN daily photo

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