1StarCroatia – Zadar Greeting to the Sun

It’s a screen on the floor

It’s not quite a screen, it’s panels, but that’s about it – it’s a good and honest review, dear tourist.

It’s photo-sensitive panels that pick up the sun rays during the day and play an adorable light show in the evening. Hope the same tourist who left this terrible review, managed to at least “enjoy” the real sun, or better yet sunset, though we doubt he’s into colourful light shows.

Hitchcock once called the Zadar sunset “the most beautiful sunset in the world”. We took his words for granted and it is now an iconic saying. It’s also one of the reasons why it makes perfect sense to build the playful installation “Greeting to the Sun” precisely in Zadar. We suggest it is about time to start trusting someone else..after all, who cares about Hitchcock’s opinion these days? So, thank you, random tourist, for the useful 1-star-review!

1StarCroatia – St James Cathedral in Šibenik

Pity!

We are going to be seeing more of St James cathedral on this blog in the future. It has some rather bad reviews. For starters, I chose this simple quote from TripAdvisor that will tell you all you need to know about one of the most special monuments in Croatia.

I’m not going to go through all of the unique qualities of the Šibenik cathedral that put the building on the list of UNESCO world heritage. Let’s just mention the most recognisable one – the greatest portrait gallery of the era with over 70 heads that decorate the cathedral.

Why would we unnecessarily bore you with other uniquenesses, when an online reviewer knows about this pitiful try of those 15th and 16th century builders to impress a 21st century traveller .

1StarCroatia – Kaštel Gomilica

There is a much better fort in the area

Those 16th century Benedictines really don’t know how to make a proper fort, do they? As the review says, there are other forts in the area. Actually the whole town is called Kaštela – very similar to English word “Castles” or Forts. There are seven castles, each one a part of a small historical town, each of them centuries old. But this one, Kaštel Gomilica, is especially lame, built on a reef. Whatever. We wonder why did they choose precisely this unimpressive one to act as Braavos in Game of Thrones.