Daily Archives: 2 September, 2006

where yugos came from…

they’re usually faceless, no?…  zagreb, croatia

shrunken-apple face lady in market  zagreb, croatia

shrunken-potato face lady in market  zagreb, croatia

faces young, old and super mario  zagreb, croatia

zagreb’s arterial thrombosis  zagreb, croatia

zagreb is a city of surprises. the first surprise upon arriving by road from slovenia is that this place is so impossibly ugly it makes sacramento look like paradise… i think we all have a picture of how ugly that can be… dry, scrubby, industrial, residential tower blocks and eye-punishing slabs of soviet era concrete. the next surprise is that the center of the city looks nothing like it’s nasty exterior… keep going further and you find pedestrian avenues that retain the small village feel of zagreb circa 1400 A.D… so visceral you can almost smell the plague… and going one step further, zagreb is not city full of tourist… even though it is.