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Old February 2nd, 2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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New Pictures of Zagreb cathedral and Kapitol

Zagreb, Croatia - Photos of cathedral and Kaptol

Kaptol is one of the oldest historical parts of Zagreb. The Gothic Cathedral, built from the 13th to the end of the 15th century, was renovated after the earthquake of 1880, when the neo-Gothic fasade with two high bell towers (105 m), which have become the symbol of Zagreb, was built.

Well, these photos are not freshly new, they were taken by myself in November 2004 lol, hope you like them
















































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Old February 2nd, 2005, 01:13 AM   #2
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Wow, Bubach, again you show us the beauty of another part of Zagreb.

Thanks for the photos of Kaptol district.

Do you know as to when they anticipate the completion of the cathedrals renovations?

It would be so nice to finally see the scaffolding come down and finally see the twin 105 metre steeples rising like they always have over central Zagreb.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 03:15 AM   #3
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Do you know as to when they anticipate the completion of the cathedrals renovations?

It would be so nice to finally see the scaffolding come down and finally see the twin 105 metre steeples rising like they always have over central Zagreb.
I think they said it is gonna take them at least a few years to complete renovation of the towers. Many statues and fragments have been taken down from the cathedral for cleaning and polishing.

And last winter i watched an interview with a guy that runs a small family company that does renovation work on the cathedral, so he says that him and his son, both will have their jobs on the cathedral until they retire. So i guess, it may take a little longer until the scaffolding is gonna be finally removed.
However, there's a lot of work that's gotta be done on the backside of the cathedral as well. I am not sure, though, if they are also gonna replace the roof.
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I think they said it is gonna take them at least a few years to complete renovation of the towers. Many statues and fragments have been taken down from the cathedral for cleaning and polishing.

And last winter i watched an interview with a guy that runs a small family company that does renovation work on the cathedral, so he says that him and his son, both will have their jobs on the cathedral until they retire. So i guess, it may take a little longer until the scaffolding is gonna be finally removed.
However, there's a lot of work that's gotta be done on the backside of the cathedral as well. I am not sure, though, if they are also gonna replace the roof.
They have been working on it for the best part of a decade, probably longer. Still its a very important building that needs to be maintained.

Notice how nice and white it looks in the fixed up parts? Judging by the rear of the building you can easily see how its weathered a bit over the decades.

Once again, great pics!
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 04:49 AM   #5
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Bubach, I was wondering if you did any pictures of the Cathedrals impressive main entrance?
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I found one kind of, but the entrance is covered with the scaffolding and really hard to see , but seems to be ready to get its deserved shine back

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wonderful, i can't wait untill they finish it up and we see what it looks like when it is completed...
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Bubach, whats this photo?

Is this part of the old fortress walls that used to be around Kaptol?

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Wow, that's beautiful!
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Wow, that's beautiful!
Intervention, you should also take a look at Bubach's other thread about Zagrebs upper town. Its just as fascinating.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=171907

Great photos Bubach.
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Yes SinCity, that is the Kaptol wall and it's still there - in a pretty good shape. It goes all the way around the cathedral and has 6 towers. This particular tower on the picture is called Bakacheva Kula (Bakach's tower).

Anyway, i just came across some interesting material i have never seen before, pics of old and new cathedral from past centuries...


This is the old cathedral before it was hit by an earthquake - before 1880.








This image shows how this new cathedral is being built (looks like this pic was taken today, doesnt it? lol )



And this last image shows one part of the Kaptol wall and a tower (in front of the cathedral) that had been unfortunately demolished in early 1920's, would be really interesting to know why

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Those old photos of Zagreb are great. I can see that the front of the Catherdral is what has changed significantly due to the 1880 earthquake. The rear of it looks the same.

The Catherdrals steeple is completely different to what I had imagined it to be.

You should do a thread on old Zagreb if you have access to anymore such photos.
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Great pics Bubach, again!

Sincity, yes, this is part of the old fortress walls around Kaptol

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Upper town and Kaptol are realy best part of Zagreb. BTW, many old buildings on Kaptol were reconstructed recentley, like this one:



Pity you didn't take any pic of modern interpolations in this area, like new house for retired priests.
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I agree with you too on that Long Foot. The really old parts of Zagreb are the most charming.
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This is by east entrance of Kaptol shopping centre :



Here i had a perfect exposition of upper town, but had to do it quickly so it came out kinda crappy, cuz was told by security guy not to sneak around with my camera, ahh, that sucked lol.



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^I had same problem when I was taking photos of Eurotower construction site. Those guys take their security servise to seriously
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Zagreb looks so picture-postcard perfect. How many people live there?
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Zagreb looks so picture-postcard perfect. How many people live there?
~1.000.000
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