I can't tell you the number of times I've been here. But it never seemed so big... long... you can barely spot the other side (end) of the lake straight ahead. It could be wide-angle lens optical illusion.......
Bonus trip photo - we went to our holiday house on Saturday for the weekend. This is yesterday's view from the island of Pag towards the coast and the longest mountain in Croatia, Velebit (145km long; 10-30km wide; highest point is @1757m):
This is what the walking/biking path looks like near the cafes (it's in the right part of the photo) - it's impossible to walk, bike or anything... some people love it and go there to see and be seen rather than doing something outrageous such as taking a jog/walk/.... :-)
Zagreb has quite large and very active service of so-called "Spider" trucks which are used to impound cars parked wherever the parking isn't clearly marked and of course, give their owners a hefty fine. They're the joy of everyone whose passageway was blocked by a car, or are annoyed by slow/blocked traffic, and the terror for those who think they're above the law.
However, something tells me this Mini is safe from Spiders :):
It's parked above the entrance of one of the Jarun's night clubs, closed for the season.
Today was beautiful, warm (~7C; 45F), sunny day... Most of the snow is gone from the city, but the lake is still partially frozen and you can see snow-covered hillsides of the mountain Medvednica. My parents and I took this opportunity to take a long walk around the whole lake Jarun (~8.5km; 5.3mi).
... daily business in Zagreb's center requires a high post - this statue certainly has the best spot for that job. Perched on the roof of one of the buildings surrounding the central square, Jelacic plac:
An old, medieval-looking building (it might be dated around that era too, I'm not sure) and a wall next to the Cathedral. If you look closely through the branches, you'll see the clock from one of the previous posts.
... not quite, but the day I took the photo was cold and freezing and everyone's walk was brisk as if looking for a warm place. The place is Strossmayer's promenade, on the edge of the Old town, overlooking newer part of Zagreb.
I wish I could tell you the story behind this clock, but I found zero clues to what/why/..... the only thing certain is that it doesn't work :), but makes a helluva wall ornament. It's on a wall adjacent to the Cathedral:
Today, we're going to visit a land far far away from Croatia -> Australia! I have a piece of wood that I use as a sculpture, which was given to me as a present by my Melbourne-dwelling friend. The piece of wood is Didjeridu, or a (hand painted) Aboriginal instrument. The wood is hollowed out (from the inside out) by termites and cleaned to be then used as an instrument. I have never learned how to play it properly, but I can make sounds on it using my palm :).