the magic of home

You all know how much I love London. But as I was leaving it, I promised to show you other magical corners of the world. And now, after being back home for about a month, I am revelling in the special magic home holds – the hidden gems only locals know about, the little stories and legends of the city, the memories on every corner… So please allow me to introduce you to the city which will never lose its unique status as – home.

As a welcome to Zagreb, I’ll start with something that catches my eye as I travel around other cities in the world – graffiti. I love the fact that graffiti is so urban and universal, yet so diverse. If you ask Zagreb visitors and residents about graffiti, the first thing they’ll probably do is – complain. Yes, we do have a problem with some ‘artists’.

But on a short stroll through Zagreb, you’ll also notice some much more serious art. The surface doesn’t have to be the side of the building – it can be a paper recycling bin as well.

The message can be very concrete. This, for instance, was part of student protests demanding that higher education remains free (i.e. paid for by the state), as it has been forever here… The image is of the (former) minister of education, and the caption is “Free education – not free market!”

Or there can be no message at all. I discovered this little series of related graffiti the other day, and I just love how seemingly random it is!

Wouldn’t you just love your neighborhood more if it was adorned with such silly and happy images? :)

I know I would! :)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

4 thoughts on “the magic of home

    • There will definitely be loads more posts about Zagreb and Croatia (including the coast), I’m glad to hear you guys like them! Btw Julie, if you need some recommendations, shout out! :) Ivana

  1. haha, these are great! i love those funny long-necked little guys. the expression on the top one is hilarious!
    lovely to see your home – i’ve wanted to go to croatia for years and years and years. and now i feel like i (sort of) am! :)

  2. haha, I love those giraffe people graffitti-ed everywhere! My husband and I are planning a trip to Croatia for the may actually- I’ve always wanted to see the Dalmatian Coast. :)

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