Croatia: peace and war

Croatia: peace and war

A660202 up: the fairy tale village of rastoke by the water; down: the open-air museum of the Croatian revolutionary war, Karlovac

 

Rastoke and Karlovac are two places not far from each other on the way from Lake 16 to Zagreb. They are not noticeable on the map. I can’t even read their original pronunciation, let alone translate their names into Chinese. The former is a small village on the water, which is exposed from the continuous green by the wooden house waterwheel, like a fairy tale world. The latter, once a Serb colony, was also one of the most tragic battlefields in the former Yugoslavia war. Now there is an open-air Croatian war of independence Museum beside the rural road outside the small city. There are pieces of tanks and airplanes between the broken walls. In a very short time, there is a strong sense of unreality when switching between the two situations.

 

I like Croatia very much, not only because it is close to the Mediterranean Sea, has a long coastline, has all the beautiful natural scenery of Mediterranean coastal countries, ancient Greece and Rome with rich historical culture and urban architecture, because of its rich products brought by the beauty of food and wine, because of the quantity and quality of super handsome men and women, because of the low price… More because of the country’s attitude to war. Twenty years after the end of the former South war, famous cities such as Zagreb and Ducheng were besieged and shelled for a long time in the war. Now many people living in this country have experienced the war personally. However, the urban form and building streets of big cities and small towns are complete, the public space and secular life are leisurely and delicate, and there is no heavy sorrow on the local people’s faces. At least the surface seen from the glimmer is no less than that of the towns and villages of the developed countries in Europe. It’s hard to believe the experience of this country 20 years ago without the bullet holes in the walls of buildings. People here don’t necessarily forget the suffering, but they don’t fetter the past. This is a rare country that has experienced brutal war but has not left the pain of war on the surface, which is enough to make me full of respect.

 

Croatia: peace and war

Croatia: peace and war

A 6033 a 60205 a 6033 & nbsp; rastoke village is located at the junction of two tributaries, where the water flows down and the river network is fine, cutting the land at the junction into small pieces. The river is not wide but deep. The car is parked on the side of the road, separated by the stream, which is the scene in front of us. Several red roofed wooden houses are scattered in the dense forest, as if they are naturally grown. It seems that there are not many houses, especially a sense of paradise.

 

Croatia: peace and war this scene, I thought it was in the sixteen Lake National Park again. The railings of the log trestle are more simple. They are also made of solid wood. These facilities are full of life atmosphere, which is obviously different from the facilities set for tourists in the National Park.

 

Croatia: peace and war the waterfall is not big, but it has a strong momentum. If you look farther and higher, the red roofed wooden houses will gather in the high place, which is the village. Near a relatively flat yinlvping, in this mountainous terrain has been considered a large area of green land, in which wooden tables and benches are scattered, near the river bank there are simple wooden railings. This should be a public area in the village. This artificial trace and publicity make small villages popular.

 

Croatia: peace and war

Croatia: peace and war

Several wooden houses are on the Bank of the river. This kind of house looks beautiful, but I don’t know how the people living in it feel, whether they have adapted to the humidity and the sound of water all year round.

 

Croatia: peace and war the way to the village is the bridge across the river. The solid piers give people a sense of security. The metal bridge structure is exposed, and every nail has its own eyes. The bridge deck and handrail near people are solid wood, which match the surrounding environment very well.

 

Croatia: peace and war

Croatia: peace and war in the small village near the front, the houses are similar to those in the villages in Central Europe mountain area. The lower stone wall is exposed or plastered, the upper wood wall is covered with wooden bars, the top of the slope is covered with wooden tiles, and the solid wood shutters are only slightly less decorated. It looks clean and tidy. Flowers and plants are decorated under the front window of every house.

 

Croatia: peace and war

Croatia: peace and war water is the biggest feature of the village. The flowing stream and the buildings are close to each other, preserving the natural landscape to the maximum extent, while the artificial traces show ingenuity. According to the terrain, block platform is built to guide the flow of water to form a rich landscape. The wooden trestle is overlapped between them. The space and flow line are very interesting. There are not many tourists in the small village, and there are also inns and restaurants. However, most of the tourists stop for a while and leave, so the original tranquility is preserved.

 

When Croatia: peace and war left, he stood on the other side of the river and finally took a look at this small village which looks like a fairy tale world. In a short time here, eyes and heart are extremely well pressed and relaxed. Even in this era of rapid development, there is a real paradise.

 

The Karlovac, which is not far away from the Croatia: peace and war, is just another image. This is part of the former battlefield, now the Croatian Museum of the war of independence. Those broken walls, those deformed ironware, are exactly what happened to this place.

 

Croatia: peace and war

Croatia: peace and war the bombed out houses are now surrounded by fences, with a view to the future. The site is planned to be a war museum. The destroyed houses will be preserved as they are, with glass curtain walls on the outside to maintain a clear relationship with the original. The remnants of weapons left over from the war will also be displayed in the outdoor courtyard.

 

Croatia: peace and war

Croatia: peace and war

Croatia: peace and war

A 60222 a 6033 in the setting sun, these huge rusty and deformed ironware are silently displayed here. The display environment and mode are neither deliberate nor ignored. There is no cold, uneasy, angry and shouting. It is the tranquility after the smoke of gunpowder.

 

Croatia: peace and war the flower bed is decorated with red and white flowers to create the national emblem of Croatia. At this time and here, the past and the present coexist. Everything in front of us shows the tragedy once happened, and the air is light and cloudless after the flood of heaven and earth. At that moment, there was a sudden respect for this country, this land and the people here: they were not good at forgetting, they just focused on the present and the future.

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