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Old February 24th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #1
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Osijek - eastern Croatia

Osijek - eastern Croatia (Slavonia)

Osijek, the biggest and the capital city in Slavonia - eastern region of Croatia, is situated on the right bank of the river of Drava, 22 km from the mouth of the river of Danube. The right bank is a bit higher and because of that it provides a good protection from floods, a suitable crossing over the river of Drava. In the area of today’s city there were several archaeological sites from different pre-historic periods and cultures from earlier Stone Age, over Copper and Bronze to the Iron Age.
The city and its surrounding were also severly damaged in the homeland war for Croatia's independence (1991-1995)

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Old February 24th, 2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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Weird. If I didn't know this was a Croatian town I definately would have guessed it was somewhere in Poland. The layout, facades, tenaments, churches etc, everything is the same as in my country.

Very nice place, very "homey".
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Old February 25th, 2005, 12:49 AM   #3
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Well..thanks I dont think it is that weird, but i understand it though, cuz Croatia is mostly known by its coast. I would say that big majority of people think that this is only a Mediterrenean country which it is of course, but only a half of the country, the other half is very central European by culture, tradition, architecture etc.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 01:17 AM   #4
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Correct Bubach. Half of Croatia is very mediterannean, while the other half of Croatia is continental European. Osijek is a very beautiful city and its going thru some major changes. Considering the effect the war had on the city for many years. It was surrounded on 3 sides and was relentlessly bombed causing much damage.

There are many new projects comming up, including the Eurodom complex and the Esseker Centre.
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Old February 28th, 2005, 11:07 AM   #5
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Bubach, do you have any pic of Europska avenija in Osijek? It is famous because all houses there were built in secession style.

BTW I love Osijek cathedral. I would like to see the one like this in Zagreb.
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Bubach, do you have any pic of Europska avenija in Osijek? It is famous because all houses there were built in secession style.

BTW I love Osijek cathedral. I would like to see the one like this in Zagreb.
I love Osijek catherdral too. I love large buildings constructed of brick. Its a pity that Serbian guns repeatedly fired upon the cathedral causing much damage like there was to the whole of Osijek.

Anyway, Bubach posted a pick of Europa Avenue, but he didnt label his pictures. This is his picture from above. It shows the beautiful row of sessionist town houses that line this street ....

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Old March 1st, 2005, 11:06 AM   #7
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Old May 16th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #8
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Osijek - Croatia

Osijek - Slavonia (eastern Croatia)



OSIJEK, a city and port on the right bank of the Drava river, 25 km upstream of its confluence into the Danube in eastern Slavonia; elevation 94 m; population 104,761. Economic, traffic and cultural centre of Slavonia. Osijek consists of Gornji Grad (Upper Town), Tvrda, Donji Grad (Lower Town) and Novi Grad (New Town) (19th c.), as well as of Retfala. Major institutions in the city are: the University (established in 1975), the Croatian National Theatre, the Museum of Slavonia (established in 1877), the printing house from 1735, the gymnasium (grammar school) from 1729, the drawing school (19th c.), the Zoological Garden, the Centre for the Promotion of Livestock Breeding, the Institute for Sugar Beet Farming, etc

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Old May 16th, 2005, 11:22 PM   #9
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^ Love the beer.

The church in that city looks so much like the Catholic Cathedral in Odzak, Bosnia.

I love the areas of Croatia you share, it's great to see the areas that were most heavily damaged; Croatia has recovered so quickly!
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^ There are four churches. Which church from above reminds you of the one in Odzak?
Yeah, it is recoverning quite fast, although that couldnt be said for all Slavonian towns - areas. It still remains as the poorest region in the country.

Western and southern Slavonia are doing pretty good, though, but the east and Osijek have been atrociously neglected by our government; not to mention Beli Manastir in Baranja. In terms of economy, Slavonian GDP expressed in PPP is only 6.500 Euro - almost twice lower than Croatian average.
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Very nice. I had no idea Osijek has such a tall tower, I'm pleasently surprised. But then perhaps it shouldn't be so close to the old town.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 03:16 AM   #12
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^ That tower is a hotel, was built like 20-25 years ago. As you can guess, at that time urban planning wasnt of high importance, so this explains why this hotel ended up in the 'wrong location'

And it used to look like this :



..until a glass facade was put on it :



looks way more cool now, doesn't it ?
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Old May 17th, 2005, 09:40 AM   #13
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I allways wanted to visit Osijek, somehow it's Croatian city I know almost nothing about. And that's not typicall for me!

But I will probably visit it this summer

And about the thread -> excellent! I think you showed us everything we needed to see to decide to visit Osijek!
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Old May 17th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #14
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Very nice pictures, did u took them or ?
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Wow i really am pleasantly surprised nice pictures and also a beautiful city i must say. I actually really like the modern tower and its location.
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this awfully reminds me of something
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^ Which means there's still hope for Genex too. Yay.
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Old May 17th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #18
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this awfully reminds me of something

genex tower in new belgrade,right?
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Very nice pictures, did u took them or ?
Of korz not, not a single picture was taken by myself. all 'stolen' from various sources
Some are like 4-5 years old if not older
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Of korz not, not a single picture was taken by myself. all 'stolen' from various sources
Some are like 4-5 years old if not older
Catch the thief !!!

No problem, i still like it. And that hotel really looked like a retarded half brother of Genex tower
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