Before we head off to Zagreb, I thought it might be a good idea to post up a couple of shots of the Spa town Rogaska Slatina, seeing as I didn't in the last post, although I wrote about the place briefly. Pretty isn't it in a very organised European kind of way. An intersting aside. That pink droopy looking plant in the middle of those flowers is colloquially called "fox tail" in Australia. We palnted this back home, but removed it when they started to pop up all over the place. We already have far too many invasive weeds back home. Now I've got everyone's attention. A couple of days in Zagreb is well worth it. Ok it looks like 100's of other European cities I suppose. But thats no bad thing. It's not monumentally large to over awe you, but there is enough going on to keep you interested for at least a few days, without massive hordes of tourists. Actually some of the larger, more frequently visited citys like Barcelona, Venice and others are looking at putting limits on visitor numbers. Either by punitive taxes, limitations on tourist accomodation and other measures. It really is getting that bad and in a way I don't blame the locals. Local cathedral is getting a makeover. Don't normally see churches with colour like this splashed all over their roof's, all tiles no less. The one and only Nikola Tesla hails from Zagreb. Apparently the oldest funicular in Europe. We walked, it seemed quicker. In any case we needed to burn off some calories. They don't build them like this any more. I reckon the bean counters would draw a red line through any architect's similar proposal now-a-days. Seems we just missed the market. I should have had Katrina stand next to the hand wheel so as to give a sense of scale. In any case I don't think there use to be a 2 gallon backet at the end of the rope. It's not all hard work. Power cables are at 12 & 3 o'clock. The others keep it suspended. Under the Gric district of Zagreb you'll find a series of tunnels. Built during the second world war as a shelter and a way to move around safely. They were again used for the same purpose in the 90's during the Balkans war. They've recently been cleaned up and reopened both as a tourist attraction and to again move about this area unhindered by hills or traffic. Another of the six entrances. A final look over our shoulder before we move on. School holidays finnish in Europe this weekend and the Alps beckon. Yeah baby!