Today I found myself at the foot of Zagreb's mountain, in an old neighborhood (recently gained the upscale status) called Remete. Other than expensive real-estate, it's well known for the second most important Marian shrines in Croatia - an old church, called The church of Blessed Virgin Mary, first built at the end of the 13th century. History of this church is almost identical to the Cathedral's, with both of them heavily damaged by the Turks in 13th ct., then by the 1880 large earthquake, to have the renovation overseen by Herman Bolle (the same architect who designed Mirogoj's arcades). Unfortunately, more than half of its beautiful frescoes have been damaged in the earthquake. You can still get a glimpse of the glorious painted ceiling, mostly above the altar and on the dome.
I love this church, it's just the way churches are supposed to be - small, old... it has that *something*:
The back side of the church:
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