With this round the 2015 season of the Croatian drift challenge has started

With this round the 2015 season of the Croatian drift challenge has started

Drift is a type of a motorsport in which driver shows exceptional technique of driving. A driver must intentionally oversteer causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner. Croatian Drift Challenge held for a couple of years now and every time it gathers a nice number of competitors and a couple of thousand visitors. This time the ride was in Micevec, which we could call the original place where the drift challenge was born. This was the first round of the season. (more…)...
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Once a successful factory, today only a ruin and a shelter for homeless which doesn’t belong in the center of the city

Once a successful factory, today only a ruin and a shelter for homeless which doesn’t belong in the center of the city

The textile factory Nada Dimic belongs to the important part of Zagreb’s industry heritage. In the beginning, this building was a home of the Penkala factory. The project studio Honigsberg i Deutsch made the sketch of the original building (1910), and Zagreb’s architect Rudolf Lubynski projected the third floor and changed the outside elements. Today we can see those elements even though this building is abandoned for ages and partially destroyed. A part of the building, which is a cultural monument, collapsed in the 2007 and today is only a home for a couple of homeless people. The textile factory got its name by Nada Dimic who was a participant in the National Liberation Struggle and a Yugoslavian national hero. (more…)...
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Story about the shortest funicular railway for public transport in the world which is a big thing for tourists who visit Zagreb

Story about the shortest funicular railway for public transport in the world which is a big thing for tourists who visit Zagreb

Zagreb’s funicular connects the Upper and Lower part of the city and it’s located in the Tomiceva street, beneath the tower Lotrscak. It was officially put into operation on October 8th, 1890 and it started driving on April 23rd, 1893. At first it was on steam drive and later, in 1934, it was transformed into electrical funicular. Appearance wasn’t changed during the history so it was declared as a cultural monument. Around 28 people can fit in one wagon (there are two of them, they always drive in an opposite direction), the empty wagon has 5,05 tons, and they can carry 2240kg. The maximum speed is 1,5 meters per second and for 30,5 meters it needs 64 seconds. It’s a great way to climb to the Upper town if you don’t want to use the stairs! And yes, it’s the shortest funicular railway in the world! (more…)...
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