We Had Sunshine Today!

by Ed Beals November. 01, 2007 4332 views

Today was a holiday here in Zagreb, and there was sunshine after a couple weeks of mostly clouds. I headed out and wandered the streets with my camera.

There are many street vendors who sell roasted chestnuts. You get them in a paper cone, about half full for six kunas (just over one Canadian dollar). I realized that although I've been hearing about roasted chestnuts in Christmas songs all my life, I don't remember ever eating any. So I bought some and sat down in a busy square to eat them and people watch. I like them, but they might be better with a bit of salt.

This is were I sat to eat my roasted chestnuts. It sure was nice to see blue sky!

images copyright Ed Beals, 2007

Much of Zagreb is "beautifully un-renovated".

I liked the transitions from shadow to light in this hall.

Sunlight streaming though the trees and a fountain in the park.

Sunlight streaming though the trees and a fountain in the park.

I followed a crowed of people and ended up at a large cathedral. It was undergoing some major restoration to it's exterior.

Inside the cathedral.

This woman with a motorcycle balloon seemed a little out of place sitting alone by the fountain in front of the cathedral. The balloon looks like a stunt driver in mid jump.

Fontain Detail.

One of several shiny gold statues.

This man was sleeping beside a wall outside the cathedral. There were three or four cats staying close by him.

A small, disc-shaped fountain. It reminded me of a record on a turntable.

More church spires.


The leaves are going to be gone in no time.

Hey, I can see the mountains from here!

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Neus 13 years, 2 months ago

Great work! Love #5.

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"Stephanie" 13 years, 2 months ago

great work and great set - I love no 5 - very eery feel to it! Just what I like!

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Ed Beals 13 years, 2 months ago

Yes, it was a great day!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mario Jean 13 years, 2 months ago

I'm so glad that the sun finally came out for you and that you came out out too with your camera because a lot of these shots are superb, especially #5, 6, 10, 14 &15.

It must have been a great moment, sitting there, on that wonderful place on a sunny day. Thanks for sharing it.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 13 years, 2 months ago

All really nice, but especially the b/w #5.... I also love the nuns!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Cardona 13 years, 2 months ago

Great set! Very good takes -composition specially-! Thanks for sharing!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
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