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Photographer's Note

The promenade is not only Rijeka's main promenade, the city's main artery, but also its mirror.
Rijeka is reflected in Korzo, Rijeka is read from Korzo. Anyone who has had coffee at least once on one of the terraces of the numerous and colorful cafes lined up along this seemingly unusual promenade will agree. Who at least once sat on one of the benches, set up for this purpose on Korzo, as well as the one who looked at the most picturesque city street "from the top", from one of Rijeka's favorite meeting places located on the highest floors of buildings.
The people of Rijeka are faithful to the promenade both in their winter coats and in their summer fluttering uniforms. They come to him equally under umbrellas and carried by the bora, the wind which, just like the Korzo, is the specificity of this city built along the banks of the river, and for centuries oriented towards the sea. They are there to ward off autumn sorrow and to be heralds of spring. The threads that connect Rijeka's "street number 1" and the people of Rijeka are unbreakable.
The promenade is a place where people meet, where they break up, where they hang out, make business, make acquaintances, but also do shopping. The people of Rijeka on Korzo can do everything. I can see and be seen. Some would say that live city newspapers are printed every day on Korzo. They are written and read by the citizens themselves, but also by all those who come to Rijeka from all over the world. Well, what only Korzo likes to show them… She flaunts herself in the full splendor of her facades on which the rich and turbulent history of Rijeka is written. He flirts with his fountains, his city clock, which, like a century-old guard, watches over this promenade in Rijeka. Korzo attracts with a rich offer of its souvenir shops, offering "morčić" and "torpedo" as something of their own, something that will whisper to every traveler in a hundred years - I'm from Rijeka, I'm a brand of the city on Rječina.
It is on Korzo that you can hear the typical rhythm of Rijeka's footsteps, which, regardless of the time of day, resonates on this central Rijeka street. Thousands of sounds merge in it. And only the smells… The one of morning coffee, delicious pizza or seafood that comes from one of the many restaurants located near the Promenade. Well, the evening one that is dominated by the "youthful note". A note of going out and good fun. Because an evening or a night on the Promenade means fun. A time when cafes become clubs, and laughter and music are what dominate the Promenade.
And while the outskirts of Rijeka sleep soundly, Korzo does not need sleep. Every part of it lives life to the fullest and so on for centuries.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Nikola Nadas (NickVu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 393] (307)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2009-04-25
  • Exposição: 1/256 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2021-10-22 0:35
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