September 27, 2013

BARCELONA




















Here comes one more Eurotrip post. After more than two weeks of a chilly weather throughout central and western Europe I was really hoping to finally return to a place where the hot summer that I'm used to still didn't end. Barcelona was a place just like that. It was so sunny and hot... what else should I expect from one of the most popular Mediterranean cities. <3 The moment I stepped out I regain all the energy that seemed to be lost after days of traveling. The amazing atmosphere I felt on the streets bursted my enthusiasm for sightseeing and there I was again... running around just to check all the things I was interested in. Since I have a nice collection of books about the architecture of Catalonia I started my sightseeing with Antoni Gaudi, the extraordinary architect who dedicated his whole life to this beautiful city. It took me quite some time to explore his most famous buildings but the thing that really took my breath away was Parc Guell. This masterpiece of landscape architecture is simply unbelievable and I spent many hours just enjoying the sunshine and a fantastic view of the city. That's all for now. Another post about the rest of Barcelona experience is coming soon. Stay tuned! :D
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Još jedan Eurotrip post. Nakon više od dva tjedna prohladnog vremena diljem centralne i zapadne Europe nadala sam se da ću se napokon vratiti tamo gdje ljeto, vruće, na kakvo sam i doma navikla, još nije završilo. Barcelona se pokazala upravo takvim mjestom. Bilo je tako sunčano i toplo... što drugo sam mogla očekivati od jednog od najpoznatijih gradova na Mediteranu. <3 Čim sam izašla vani vratila mi se energija za koju sam mislila da je, nakon toliko dana putovanja, izgubljena. Iznenađujuća atmosfera na ulicama rasplamsala je moj entuzijazam za razgledavanje pa sam ponovo počela juriti uokolo samo kako bih vidjela sve stvari koje su me zanimale. Kako imam lijepu kolekciju knjiga o arhitekturi Katalonije započela sam svoje razgledavanje Antonijem Gaudijem, izvanrednim arhitektom koji je čitav svoj život posvetio ovom prekrasnom gradu. Istraživanje njegovih najpoznatijih zgrada oduzelo mi je prilično vremena, ali ono što mi je stvarno oduzelo dah bio je Park Guell. Ovo remekdjelo pejsažne arhitekture jednostavno je nevjerojatno, tu sam provela sate uživajući u suncu i fantastičnom pogledu na grad. To je sve za sada. Novi post o ostalim iskustvima iz Barcelone donosim vam uskoro. :D


September 16, 2013

PARIS




















Visiting Paris for the second time became a real vacation and a chance to take rest after days of running from attraction to attraction in Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam etc. I had enough time to return to the places I already fell in love with on my first visit to this beautiful city. I spent most of my days walking around and visiting my most enjoyable locations such as Palais Royale, Place du Trocadero and the lovely riverfront of the river Seine. Actually, the photos I'm showing you today are taken at one of such places, Place Vendome. I took some time to visit a few museums I missed the last time I was here but it soon came to my mind that the 24/7 tourist invasion on Paris will never stop and if I ever want to meet the life of Paris as I would prefer I should be returning here over and over again.
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Moj drugi posjet Parizu pokazao se pravim odmorom i prilikom da nakon više dana trčanja od atrakcije do atrakcije u Pragu, Berlinu, Amsterdamu itd. Napokon sam imala dovoljno vremena da se vratim na mjesta u koja sam se već zaljubila prilikom svog prvog posjeta ovom prekrasnom gradu. Većinu vremena provela sam šetajući uokolo i posjećujući meni najugodnije lokacije kao što su Palais Royale, Place Vendome, Place du Trocadero i lijepe obale Seine. Zapravo su i fotografije koje vam donosim danas napravljene na jednom od takvih mjesta, Place Vendomeu. Odvojila sam dio vremena kako bih posjetila i poneki od muzeja koji sam posljednji put propustila, ali sam ubrzo shvatila kako cjelodnevna invazija turista na Pariz nikada neće prestati pa ću se, ako ikada želim sasvim upoznati Pariz na onaj meni najdraži način, trebati uvijek iznova vraćati ovdje.


September 08, 2013

AMSTERDAM




















Our fourth Eurotrip stop was Amsterdam and it was quite a surprise. No wonder they call it Venice of the north because with it's beautiful canals and friendly people Amsterdam was so warm and welcoming. Therefore I spent most of my time wondering around the city and enjoying the seductive energy on the streets, lovely architecture and great food. After walking for two days we finally rent a bicycle and it soon became the best thing I could ever imagine. Exploring a city on two wheels enabled me to see much more than I expected. I even went out of the city centre all the way to the outskirts of Amsterdam to enjoy it's beautiful waterfronts and spectacular urbanism.
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Četvrta postaja našeg putovanja bio je Amsterdam i moram priznati da sam ugodno iznenađena. Nije čudno što ga nazivaju Venecijom sjevera, jer ga prekrasni kanali i prijateljski raspoloženi stanovnici čine toplim i otvorenim posjetiteljima. Stoga sam većinu svoga vremena provela šečući gradom i uživajući u veseloj atmosferi na njegovim ulicama, divnoj arhitekturi i odličnoj hrani. Nakon što smo dva dana pješice istraživali grad, konačno smo unajmili bicikle. To se vrlo brzo pokazalo kao najbolja odluka koju smo mogli donijeti. Razgledavanje grada na dva kotača omogućilo mi je da vidim puno više toga no što sam u početku i očekivala. Čak sam napustila centar grada i uputila se prema njegovim predgrađima kako bih uživala u prekrasnim obalama i spektakularnom urbanizmu Amsterdama.


September 07, 2013

BERLIN




















On our third stop we visited Berlin. After spending a whole day in a near by city of Dresden we finally came to the capital of Germany in the late afternoon. Just to mention Dresden is really amazing and I strongly recommend it to all of you. The historic city center of Dresden will sweep you off your feet. On the other side Berlin offered us totally different experience. After being demolished and rebuilt after the World War II todays Berlin is a true metropolis and a melting pot of at least a dozen of languages, cultures, cuisines etc. We stayed in Berlin for four days and since we were all architects traveling together it soon started to be quite exhausting. Running from one place to another we couldn't stop admiring this wonderful city. Meeting interesting people and exploring street arts venues was the thing I liked the most and thought we spent only a little time in Berlin I felt that this city has much more to offer and I will for sure be back in the matter of months.
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Treća postaja na našem putovanju bio je Berlin. Nakon što smo čitav dan proveli u obližnjem Dresdenu napokon smo, u kasno poslijepodne, stigli u glavni grad Njemačke. Samo da napomenem, Dresden je uistinu prekrasan i preporučam svakom od vas da ga posjetite. Povijesni centar Dresdena oborit će vas s nogu. S druge pak strane Berlin nam je ponudio sasvim drugačije iskustvo. Ovaj grad, razrušen i ponovo sagrađen nakon Drugog svjetskog rata danas je istinska metropola i mješavina različitih jezika, kultura, nacionalnih kuhinja itd. U Berlinu smo proveli četiri dana što je uskoro, s obzirom da smo svi studenti arhitekture, počelo bivati prilično naporno. Trčeći s jednog mjesta na drugo nismo se prestajali diviti ovom prekrasnom gradu. Upoznavanje zanimljivih ljudi i istraživanje ulične umjetnosti je ono što mi se najviše svidjelo i unatoč tome što smo se u Berlinu zadržali kratko osjetila sam da ovaj grad ima puno više za ponuditi i sigurno ću se vrlo brzo vratiti natrag.