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I didn’t know that there is a huge dam just 20 minutes from my flat… I had to go there and photograph it

I saw somewhere on Facebook a picture of dam in Jazbina (part of Zagreb) which looked cool so I had to go there and photograph it. I was sick a couple of days, so I just wrote it into my Evernote and left it. A couple of days ago, I got the Dacia Sandero on a test so I decided to go there with that car and photograph the dam.

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The weather wasn’t as I expected because the clouds look flat and the grass was wet since the whole morning the rain was falling. I went there and I spent around 20 minutes for a short exploring. I had to use the Sandero for going from one end to another since I was sick and I wasn’t in a mood for walking through the mentioned wet grass. I didn’t know this dam existed, especially that it was 20 minutes from my flat. After I went home, I found a couple of interesting facts about it.

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I found two articles (I just did a short Google search on it) and I’ll tell you the interesting things about this dam. It’s 614 meters long and around 300 meters wide and it costed 40 million of kuna. It was built in 1997 for two purposes, but it’s there only for one. It protects the eastern part of Zagreb from the Bliznec creek (from Sljeme) which, back in the 1989, flooded a part of the city. The second purpose of the dam would be a recreational or tourists attraction.

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I also read that it would become a lake, but, as far as I saw, it won’t happen any time soon. I’m a bit sad I didn’t go down there because I think I could get even better images, but still… that flat clouds weren’t so motivating. I plan to go there on a sunny day and take a longer walk. I’ll absolutely take my camera with me!

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