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I spent much of this morning driving through Croatia's coastal mountains. One particularly lovely ocean inlet was dominated by a giant coal-fired power plant. I expect most people would have thought this ruined the scene, but I'm an engineer at heart ...
More and more, it seemed that Northern Croatia was closed for the season, and the signs seemed to be urging us southward. After seeing the roman collesium in Pula, we looked around for a hotel and then decided to drive to Rijeka to provide an early ...
... in this case I think it more refers to the fact that the city is a port. That is about it too...just a port. I flew into Rijeka and I get off the plane on this tarmac that looks like I am the flying doctor or something. The terminal was a tin shack about ...
On our way to Rijeka we stopped at Kastav. Kastav is an old medieval suburb of Rijeka situated on one of the hills. Strategically this was good location for observation and defence in the medieval times. The fortress is still well ...
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The interior of the church is a true Baroque Gesamtkunstwerk, a unity of style that perturbs the Early Gothic crucifix, imbedded in the middle of the main altar. The authors of the profuse marble Baroque sculptures in the interior are masters P. Lazzarini, A. Michelazzi and L. Pacassi. St. Vitus' is a unique Baroque rotunda of such monumental dimensions built in Croatia. The church is the only remaining part of a once vast Jesuit complex that included a seminary and a college, but was demolished in the period between the two world wars. The portal of the College has been preserved, however, by being transferred to the deanery next to St. Vitus.
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Built in 1885 as a city theatre according to the design of the specialized Vienna Helmer and Fellner workshop, which designed similar buildings throughout the Austro-Hungary of the time. Matsch, Kauffungen and Fritsch, and the Klimt brothers, permanent associates of the workshop, were charged with equipping the theatre, contributing to the pronounced central European atmosphere of the town. The exterior is adorned by figurative compositions of Music and Drama by Venetian sculptor Benvenutti. The opening of the theatre was marked by a performance of Verdi's Aida.