The blue spider truck in action, picking up irresponsible driver's car who thought parking on a sidewalk was a good idea:
Once the car is picked up, it's taken to a large parking lot. For every day your car is there, your fine goes up (starting at around 200EUR or $250) and you cannot pick up the car without paying... quite efficient way of dealing with (and teaching) people who think they're somehow entitled to park wherever they please.
My neighbors have certainly failed that test. Today they decided to light up a fire in their small back yard to burn some of the planks used while working on the house- Their house is surrounded by my building, neighboring houses and whole lot of trees and bushes and wooden fences. I'm on the second floor and the fire went above my eye level... not to mention a 4-5 year old kid sitting on a swing set nearby.... absolutely crazy!
This old house is considered a historical heritage, and no-one is allowed to build anything on its land or change it. While these types of houses can still be seen in villages near Zagreb, this one is probably unique in the city suburbs (on the mountain hillsides):
Bonus trip photo: Bikes!
First of all, sorry about my silence, I've been traveling quite a bit and most of the photos were uploaded using the scheduler.
My latest travel took me to Groningen, the Netherlands (by car, cca 1400km one way), where I lived for 2.5 years. Groningen is truly a city made for bikes, and Groningen's CS (main train station) has a huge bike parking lot right in front of it.