Night on the town

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A stop by Crkva sv. Marka - Saint Mark's Church

I tried to meet Zvonka after work each day, when I could get off my deathbed... This afternoon I had ended up walking far out of town, so tonight I had to rush to meet Zvonka after work. We decided to go on our big date to a little Indian restaurant that I'd seen the day before.

Now Zagreb isn't like San Diego where there's 10 different ethnic restaurants on each block... there are a total of, according to a Google search, TWO Indian restaurants in Croatia. There are about a million Croatian restaurants, with the same menus, most of which serve only meat dishes, so Z was really happy that there was a whole page of vegetarian dishes here since she's about the only vegetarian in the country.

Earlier in the afternoon, I'd managed to get off my deathbed long enough to ride the bus downtown and go for a walk.

Sun going down on Zagreb
I got a little carried away walking in the rain, and wandered through Kaptol, an interesting old neighborhood north of downtown, uphill to the foot of Medvednica Mountain. The place looked familiar, and when I rounded the last corner, I was at the huge cemetery above town, Mirogoj. If you've read my blogs, you know how much I like taking pictures of cemeteries, so this was a great place to end up!

The Indian food was actually really good - spinach with paneer cheese, really spicy chickpeas, rice, and nan. It must be really difficult getting all the spices and ingredients to make a pretty extensive menu of dishes here, most of it would need to be specially imported.

Even though it was a really nice restaurant with good food, no one was eating there, I guess weird, foreign food isn't popular there. The Indian chef spoke English and was really excited that Zvonka was looking at his shrine and collection of little god figures, he named all of them - Vishnu, Ganesh, Shiva... They probably don't usually go over real well in an all Catholic country. He had an even bigger smile when she knew who they were.

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A stop by Crkva sv. Marka - Saint …
A stop by Crkva sv. Marka - Saint…
Sun going down on Zagreb
Sun going down on Zagreb
Wed meet at Bans Square - EVERYO…
We'd meet at Ban's Square - EVERY…
...an emergency stop at a 90% off …
...an emergency stop at a 90% off…
Roaming the streets of Zagreb
Roaming the streets of Zagreb
Maharadja Restaurant, something pr…
Maharadja Restaurant, something p…
A whole page of vegetarian dishes
A whole page of vegetarian dishes
Hmm, a samosa, ...looks interesting
Hmm, a samosa, ...looks interesting
Spinach with paneer cheese, really…
Spinach with paneer cheese, reall…
The Indian chef was so happy that …
The Indian chef was so happy that…
Not a lot of business for an India…
Not a lot of business for an Indi…
Happy with our exotic food in Zagr…
Happy with our exotic food in Zag…
Dark, rainy road to the cemetery t…
Dark, rainy road to the cemetery …
A rainy day for a long walk up the…
A rainy day for a long walk up th…
Mirogoj, the cemetery above Zagreb…
Mirogoj, the cemetery above Zagre…
Cold, wet evening at Mirogoj
Cold, wet evening at Mirogoj
Long halls of the dead
Long halls of the dead
A Croatian head protrudes from the…
A Croatian head protrudes from th…
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Less than comforting angel rising…
Cold, wet cherub
Cold, wet cherub
Mr. Dragutin forever preserved in …
Mr. Dragutin forever preserved in…
This family is pretty serious..
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This family is pretty serious.. …
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Life size Angel of Death dragging…
Spooky hands protruding from the s…
Spooky hands protruding from the …
A modern style grave
A modern style grave
Laying to rest
Laying to rest
A Croatian face from long ago
A Croatian face from long ago
Faces from the past
Faces from the past
Graves in the woods
Graves in the woods
Section dedicated to the Homeland …
Section dedicated to the Homeland…
An unfortunately vast section for …
An unfortunately vast section for…
Homeland War memorial - a cross ma…
Homeland War memorial - a cross m…
Thousands of shells...
Thousands of shells...
Memorial to the children lost in t…
Memorial to the children lost in …
War memorial with an eternal flame…
War memorial with an eternal flam…
An interesting memorial about 8 me…
An interesting memorial about 8 m…
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