Sunday, November 21, 2010

Remember Ivan Meštrović?

No Croatian town is without its public statuary by Ivan Meštrović. Varaždin's is a powerful statue of Gregory of Nin, a Medieval Croatian bishop who took violent exception to the Pope's edict that all services should be in Latin, which few understood.

And yet the statue is set in such a peaceful, pleasant spot:

Next stop: Varaždin Castle. Originally built in the 13th century, it was rebuilt by the Italian architect Domenico dell'Allio in 1560. It now hosts collections of weapons, furniture and glassware.

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