Zadar, in Croatia, was called Zara in the ancient times. Its history is closely related to a continuous and continued struggle.
The rectangular street plan that had been left by the Roman in the XIV century was occupied by the Venetians and the Turkish. However, the Italian influence is noticeable.
The interconnection between the city and the Mediterranean Sea gives an amazing sequence of views of boats and buildings in an appropriate scale.
The street pavements and quays are made out of white limestone and sometimes of white marble.
Zadar water organ facing Zadar channel is a fantastic new achievement. Simple and elegant steps, carved in white stone, underneath which there are 35 musically tuned tubes with whistle openings on the sidewalk. As the boats sail by, the movement of the sea pushes the air through and, depending on the size and velocity of the wave, musical chords are played. The waves create random harmonic sounds.
People wait for the boats sailing and so hear the sound of this world’s first musical pipe organ that is played by the sea.
I leave you with this last photo - a small marina - of my today's series. Hope you have enjoyed travelling with me!