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WHY AM I DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH THE CITY OF ZADAR - World famous Sea Organ & Greeting to the Sun

Updated on March 29, 2009

I visited Zadar 3rd time in my life last year. And I deeply fall in love with this beautiful, romantic town. That happened immediately, I could not resist, angels and sirens of Zadar took me in their lap. Here is so many enchanting things... When I came back to capital of Croatia (Zagreb), I was dreaming about Zadar, wishing to live here, my hearth was full of burning desire for staying here, so finally I moved here in June. This town has very magical influence on me, I feel like this is my real home (I have also very practical spiritual connection with Zadar, I had here 2 radio shows about healing and spirituality).

I like old stone streets in the oldest part of town, I adore sit there and drink cappuccino, I adore sunsets in Zadar, romantic parks, rich colourful vegetation, islands, small and big, which are like pearls put in deep blue see, iI adore songs of crickets you can hear on warm days, but more then anything else, a adore new Sea Organ in Zadar.

Sea organ

Sea Organ
Sea Organ

Angels and sirens are living here

Sea Organ are a part of Zadar's Riva, and basically the are differently shaped part of the coast which consists of several stairs that descend into the sea. The stairs extend for about 70 meters along the coast, under them, at the lowest sea-tide level, 35 pipes of different length, diameter and tilts were built in vertically to the coast and they raise aslant until the paved part of the shore and end in a canal (a service corridor). On the pipes there are LABIUMS (whistles), which play 7 chords of 5 tones. Above the canal there are perforated stone stairs through which the sound comes out, the air pushed by the sea.

When you listen divine song of waves and wind through organ pipes you feel so fulfilled, peaceful, happy, you just realize that human architecture and human mind CAN create astonishing peaceful and loving connection with the nature. In Sea organ nature is celebrated and highly respected in its glory. And here you just now that humanity will progress and one day live in love with all life on the Earth. Organs is place where people come by day and night to meditate, contemplate to heal their souls, every moment song of organ is a different, you here angles and sirens here....you can feel the pure endless love. During the day, you see gorgeous Adriatic sea, islands, game of light in the waves, seagulls, the most beautiful breathtaking sunsets in thousands of colours, during the night you can be connected with the whole universe...Imagine lights in darkness on nearby island,some boats in the silent night,stars on the Sky, while organs are playing with waves and inspiring your soul to fly in eternal waves of joy...

You can listen this angelic song through the following link: http://www.tzzadar.hr/events.php?d=9&el_id=2067

Sea Organ is constructed according to the project made by architect Nikola Bašić. In 2006 Croatian architect Nikola Bašić received the European Prize for Urban Public Space in Barcelona for his Zadar Sea Organ project, as the best among 207 candidate projects from across Europe.

The Greating to the Sun on Zadar`s Riva

After the world-known Sea Organs, Zadar has become wealthier with one more urban installation. At the very end of the Zadar peninsula, next to the famous Sea Organs, shines the Greeting to the Sun made by the same architect Nikola Basic..

The Greeting to the Sun consists of three hundred multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level with the stone-paved waterfront in the shape of a 22-meter diameter circle. Under the glass conduction plates there are photo-voltage solar modules through which symbolic communication with nature is made, with the aim to communicate with light, just like the Sea Organs do with sound.

Simultaneously with the „most beautiful sunset in the world" the lighting elements installed in a circle turn on, and, following a particularly programmed scenario, they produce a marvelous, exceptionally impressive show of light in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea organs.

The photo-voltage solar modules absorb the sun energy and then transform it into electrical energy by releasing it into the distributive voltage power network. It is expected for the entire system to produce around 46.500 kWh yearly, being, actually, a small power plant from which energy will be used not only for the Greeting to the Sun installation, but also for the lighting of the entire waterfront. This energy will be three times cheaper than the actual one, and the project itself is a unique example of connecting the use of renewed energy sources, energy efficiency and city space arrangement.

The Greeting to the Sun installation, as a model of the solar system with its appertaining planets, is connected to the Sea Organs whose sound is transposed into a show of light that starts performing on the Zadar waterfront after sunset. In creating the lighting effects, the installation is able to receive other outer, spontaneous impulses through modem connection, while the lighting pictures adapt to different occasions.

Here you can walk, sit, meditate, play the game called: CATCH THE LIGHT...and run around like child... While being here you feel healing energies, coming from the solar energy, you heal while watching colours and light pictures which are tenderly changing every now and one. And you connect with the Sun, and Moon and stars...while listening Sea organ play its divine song, nearby. Amazing experience in quiet nights....Afterwards, you can feel only strong desire to come back again.

I have spent many nights and days on Zadar´s Riva, in contemplation and meditation. I have travelled a lot around the Europe, but here is so enchanting, so innovative, such divine architecture has been created in combination with beautiful romantic parks and long promenade, so I can say that Zadar now has the most special and most spiritual Riva in the world. It is the work of angels through human mind. Come here and enjoy, you will never forget this.

Here in Zadar, Light and Love in everything is respected, as well as the idea that architecture needs to serve and adore the beauty of nature. I am more than proud, that this ideal is reached here and that divine songs in sea organs combined with light effects influence so many people who come here. This is the inspiration for people of the all world, how to build and create their sorrundings, so everyone can enjoy and re-connect with the forces of nature...

Welcome to Zadar, hope to see you here... soon!

My blogs:

http://adriaticcoast-mountains.blogspot.com

http://dreams-materialization.blogspot.com

My counseling/healing offices on Net:

www.liveperson.com/tatiana.michaela

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      poetryman6969 22 months ago

      How extraordinary. Beautifully done hub.

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      More photos and information (portuguese) 5 years ago

      Zadar's information. Colletion of photos and videos.

      http://ideiasparaacidade.blogspot.com

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      Emil Sprljan 7 years ago

      Look for Sea Otgan Song

      and its Croatian version:

      Biseru Dalmacije on YOUTUBE

      on my channel

      http://www.youtube.com/user/emilzd

      - you can leave a comment or a message.

      Thanks, Emil

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 7 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you very much, Vivek.

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      VivekSri 7 years ago

      Deeply in love with the photos and the stairs hugging waves. Thank you for all the effort and pain you invested here in this hub. Bye!!

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      samuel.osei 7 years ago

      i really love it wow...

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      samuel.osei 7 years ago

      i really love it wow...

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      StevenCavendish 7 years ago

      Excellent hub. Keep up the great work.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hi, ALB, I am glad you have liked it!!!

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      ALB21467 8 years ago from United Arab Emirates

      Wow! My favorite place shoreline at peace with the rumbling of the sea!

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thank you, Raven, I am fine.

      I also have relatives in Slavonia - Nova Gradiska.

      I will be very happy that oyou read them, I tokk very nice pics of my country, and also have habbit of putting the pics of Croatia in majority of my Hubs.

      Wishing you all the best

      Tatjana

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Hi Tatjana. How are you? Thanks for the link. Yes, I have relatives in Croatian in the towns of Osijek and Pakrac. I will eagerly read all your Croatian hubs! Thanks. Many hugs!

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hi, Raven,

      thanks for the very nice comment. You can check my other two hubs about Croatia, their links are on my profile page: one more about Zadar, the other about mountain Velebit.

      Hm... I have those letters on my keyboard, he, he,he, together with all english letters. Please try the following link, I believe that is what you need. http://www.transparent.com/languagepages/croatian/...

      Do you have some relatives here?

       Many warm regards

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      Raven King 8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Wow! I too wish I could be here. I am extermely fascinated with the Croatian language but right now I can't think of anything clever to say. Arggg!

      Do you know of any Croatian lettering software that I could download so that I could spell the words correctly. (not spell check) I can't get the ch, sh, zh sounds spelled correctly.

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      britneydavidson 8 years ago from united kingdom

      great hub...the images are very nice and explanation is amazing.thanx for sharing your wonderful experience..i wish i could be there at your place...lol...jst joking.anyway i write on technology. have a look for this one....i am sure you will love it.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/usb-bluetooth-dongle

      thanx

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Thanks J.W, my country is really beautifull. If you like mountains, check my Hub: MAJESTIC FACES OF ONE MOUNTAIN & SPIRITUAL LESSONS GAINED THROUGH HIKING -NP Paklenica, Mt Velebit, Croatia

      If you come here, I will be very glad to see you...

      Kindest regards.

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      Jerilee Wei 8 years ago from United States

      Thanks for sharing a place I'd never heard of or even imagined. Going to have to add it to my list of places to see.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha....Majority of my friends (male&female) have the same behavioural pattern: they complain because I do not answer immediately on their messages. As self-employed person, I need to work a little bit more and little bit different then somebody who works for somebody else. And cannot answer on all messages immediately.

      Thanks for removing bed Karma: actualy this was good karma, because we finally made some changes in our rented flad (like moving furniture from one plaace to another, etc) so my room now looks much, much better. Furniture is not attacking me any more, like before, now looks really nice, so I finally feel comfortable while working in my room.

      Kako si ti?

      L & L,,,,

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      Mr Nice 8 years ago from North America

      Kako si Tatjana,

      Do you know why your internet is having problem ? It's due to bad Karma because you are not answering to my comments & messages........don't be afraid I removed your bad Karma with the good one after all Valentine day is here.

      I am happy your internet is working fine, it's time to answer all the comments & messages.

      Love, Peace, Light & every thing else above your imaginations.....

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      He, he, he...GPS , he, he, he.....You could not believe: I had problem with phone and internet connection yesterday, this morning was fixed, everything is perfect now, because now they finally set up wireless internet on both of our computors. We did not have wireless connection, so we had problems when we both decided to be online at the same time. Now is everythig working, telephone and net.

      Maybe you will not need GPS after all,

      Love & Light

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      Mr Nice 8 years ago from North America

      Kako si Tatjana,

      Don't worry I will use the human GPS to find you........hahaha

      Love, Peace, Light & every thing else above your imaginations.....

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Well, Tony, is better that you inform before you arrive...Surprise visit is not a good idea, I might be on Velebit, he, he, he

      The best wishes to you too as well...with a lot of love, and light

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      Mr Nice 8 years ago from North America

      Dear Tatjana,

      I can't wait no more, every thing about Croatia looks so beautiful. I will make a surprise visit......hahaha

      Love, Peace, Light & every thing else above your imaginations.....

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      He, he, he, all wishes can come true. Good, we will drink capuccino together one day, next to the sea organs. That would be nice.

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      Shannon 8 years ago from New York

      What a beautiful place... I wish I could be there! Someday... Nice Hub!

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      countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

      Tatjana- Btw is that your natural hair color? This is such a nice hub. Zadar is really a great place. I hope one day I get to visit Europe and see all these beautiful places. I love those pictures (another ad clicked)..hehe