Sunday, July 6, 2014

Osijek Croatia The Post War Years

After spending the dead of night in Vukovar, Stone and I were up early to carry on our adventure to Osijek, the fourth largest city in Croatia.  This town is well-known for it's Baroque architecture, and the beautiful suspension bridge across the Drava River.  Sections of the Drava in Hungary and Croatita are some of the most natural and unspoiled waters in Europe.  The Drava River links five countries along its course.
The neo-Gothic styled Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.  A Co-cathedral , a beast of a church with multiple tiers and ferocious-looking trio of gargoyles was built in the 1890's.  Here we were entertained with a violin and cello concert performed by two young artists.
After lunch we spent the afternoon walking around Osijek, marveling at the contrast of new buildings and ones damaged during the Serbian Croatian War which were standing side by side.  The war damaged buildings bore the results of artillery fire and gun shots with missing roofs and massive cavities in the side walls.  The reconstruction is taking many years and is still continuing.

Post War Damaged Building

I call this precious!!!!!!

Two Young Artists


War Damaged Buildings


Why do we not have cool doors like these????



Fisherman made from twigs.  Once a year there is a twig festival.


War Damaged Building

War Damaged Building


War Damaged Building

Twig Flower Basket

War Damaged Building

Stone and Judy
Post War Damaged Building

Stone and I