Friday, July 24, 2015

A Night in Zagreb [Part 2/2]: A Stroll through the City

We are finishing off our Zagreb travel series with one final set of nighttime images. This is the second "A Night in Zagreb" part and the third post overall from Croatia's capital city. I made good use of the Canon 6D once again when it came to night photography. After having escaped the narrow streets and walls of the Stone Gate from the previous part, we found ourselves discovering the more upbeat side of Zagreb's nightlife.

This is a multi-part travel series. Other parts include:
Part One: What to do in Zagreb
Part Two: Witch Hunt on the Stone Gate
Part Three: A Stroll through the City

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Back on the Tkalciceva Street

We had dinner in this street previously in the restaurant called Nokturno, which had some really great food. You can go for desert to the Cookie Factory located a couple of steps away from this restaurant. This street is very much alive at night just as it is during the day.


The Ban Jelacic Square at Night

You will find most tourists and local people on the Ban Jelacic Square at night. Not only is it a hub for public transport, but it is also a focal point for many other journeys through Zagreb. Somehow, no matter what street you choose to walk through, you will end up in this nucleus. So why not start right here and have it as a base point. We certainly did. At night the square is lit up gorgeously. A must visit nearby is the gelateria and bakery "Aida".




Discoveries in the Night

From the Ban Jelacic Square we moved on in out nightly discovery. I love these narrow streets of the older part of the city. Even though you are basically marching into darkness, the lightning makes it so inviting. At some points I really didn't know where to turn my camera to take the next shot.



The images above and below were taken on the St. Mark's Square. I love the orange hues here that you get from the lights. And there is nothing wrong with my white balance here, the streets really do look this way when you walk through them.





As the Nightlife finds its end...

Tired from all the walking and the heat we had on this summers night, we eventually decide to go back to our apartment. We find this small square and I take some shots of the girls and we then move on to the nearby parking garage where we had left the car.




As we depart the city is still awake, and people are moving down the various streets like the life force that pumps the blood through our veins. Zagreb has enchanted with its rustic charm, modern sides and welcoming atmosphere overall. If you are planing a visit to the more prominent coastal cities of the Adriatic Sea, make sure to stop for one night in Zagreb. You will not regret it.


The End

37 comments:

  1. fabulous night photography and scenes. Lovely seeing a bit off the main street and exploring. Good shots of the girls as well.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the final part!

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  2. Another interesting walk. Thank you.

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  3. Faboulus shots, love much Zagreb,
    http://louisette .eklablog.com

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  4. Hello Mersad, awesome night shots. I love the streets scenes and all the people. Great post, thanks for sharing your visit. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

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    1. You too. Thanks so much for visiting.

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  5. great photography...pretty crisp pictures for the night time. Which lens have you used?
    By the way I really liked the lighting and its magical cast on surrounding area..Zagreb surely looks inviting..someday!

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  6. I love your shots of this bustling, busy, and attractive city. So great to see so many people walking around so late at night.

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  7. today my favorite is the train or tram and love all the photos with the golden light. that light makes each one special.

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  8. A great place to be on a hot summer's night! Nice photos.

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  9. Your night shots of Zagreb evoke so many emotions - happy street scenes of people walking and eating and enjoying life, and those more mysterious ones with the light on the buildings. A beautiful city!

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  10. Beautiful photos as always. Are you using a tripod for your night photos?

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    1. Not for these. All of them are hand held.

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  11. Ah, I do love your night shots, Mersad!! And it does look like such a fun evening!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Hope you have a wonderful weeke4nd!!

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  12. This looks like a great visit to an interesting, lively city. You have a fine touch with night photography.

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  13. Your night shots are great! The lighting is perfect in every one.

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  14. More great night shots! A very nice walk...

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  15. Great night shots. That is one area of photography I would like to improve in. I love your last photo with the two churches...or steeples. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks so much. Thinking about doing a night photography post/tutorial soon.

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  16. Fantastic night shots. I must learn how to do that.

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  17. We made an overnight stay in Zagreb back in 1967 [on our way to Greece]. I'm glad to say that things look much brighter there now...

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  18. Beautiful night photography! Thanks for the tour.

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  19. Your night shots are incredible. Just look at that sky ... amazing.

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  20. Very nice pics! Love the lighting and atmosphere. Looks like a cool place to visit.

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  21. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the pictures. Made me smile to think of where I could ever be. Can't any more, because of my age, etc., but I sure hope the Lord will show me lots of things in our earth when I'm in heaven. That would be a treat. Thanks.

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  22. Great street scenes! I look forward to your visit and comment on my blog. Thank you.

    Shadowy Ladybug

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  23. What a beautiful city

    mollyxxx

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  24. I've been so very impressed with this city's venture through the eyes of your camera. AND your narration. It seems to be a city that doesn't sleep.
    All along you and your loved ones endured the heat of the night and still enjoyed your time...I can tell by the smiles!!

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  25. Man - what a beautiful place.
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful views of nights in Zagreb!
    Have a Great Week!
    Peace :)

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  26. the train in the middle of the road is amazing. no crazies.

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  27. We stopped to refuel once in Zagreb, there seem to be a lot of red tiled roofs if i remember.Great photos as ever.

    peter

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  28. We stopped to refuel once in Zagreb, there seem to be a lot of red tiled roofs if i remember.Great photos as ever.

    peter

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  29. I was there many many years ago, you put me back in memories
    great shots
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  30. Your night photography is always so enchanting! Beautiful shots! The two girls look like they are really enjoying themselves. Again, I would definitely want to go there if I ever get to Europe.

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  31. Just finished your Zagreb travelogue. So interesting and your photography is just stunning! I would have loved to have been there with you.

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