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Zagreb richer for a new tourist attraction – Backo Train Museum

first_imgHowever, in addition to views of the city, in the Train Museum visitors can see some symbols of the city of Zagreb, such as a model of the Sljeme trail that stretches over three square meters with snow, skiers, support services working on the trail, but also what Sljeme already long missing – by cable car. The model also depicts the spirit of Advent in Zagreb, so there is a permanent exhibition of the Museum and a mini skating rink with about 20 skaters who are always on the move. Photo: Backo Train Museum The model is the fruit of entrepreneur and innovator Antun Urbić Back, who iscreated with his team a real educational – traffic rarity of this partThe Old Continent, and a project that is almost 85 percent a Croatian productand the fruit of domestic wisdom and innovation. The Vlakić Backo Museum is located in the center of Zagreb, more precisely in Gundulićeva Street no. 4, and with its opening it has certainly enriched the tourist offer of our capital. More than impressive, especially for children, ie as a great content for families. Five years of painstaking and diligent modeling work resulted in the Backo Mini Express – the largest model railway in Southeast Europe (the fifth largest in Europe), becoming the Zagreb Train Museum. “Every year, our Museum is visited by more than 20 visitors, and we are especially looking forward to the children who grow up with us just as our exhibition content grows. Visitors love trains, they stay with us on average from an hour to an hour and a half, in order to learn a lot of useful things about modeling, traffic, but also other facilities offered by our unique museum. We also have our educated modeling team that provides expert guidance on tours and visits to museums, introducing all visitors to technical, software, modeling and railway – traffic information, according to which our project is special in this part of the world.explained Antun Urbić Backo, owner and founder of the Zagreb Train Museum. More information about the Backo Train Museum can be found HERE The museum brings a reduced reality in a ratio of 1:87, and a model every daythere are more than 140 trains on as many as 1.500 meters of tracks, of which it is a partburied and ten inches into the floor, and some are even at a height of threemeter. As Urbić Backo points out, in addition to domestic guests, the Museum has the most visitors from neighboring countries (Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina), guests from the EU come from Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Sweden, and most overseas countries. fans of mini – trains arrive from the United States, Chile, Japan, Korea, China, Australia and New Zealand. We are constantly talking about quality content in the destination, and the city of Zagreb is richer for just such content. It is the Backo Train Museum, which is located on an impressive 350 square meters of indoor space and consists of over 1.500 m of rails. The Train Museum is spread over two floors and more than 350 square meters of indoor space, and what is extremely important, with a great wealth of details of real life in the city of Zagreb, through the story of the railway. So, an authentic story and depiction of the city of Zagreb. last_img read more

Iconic Gold Coast mansion has been given a multimillion-dollar tropical update

first_img122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.FEEL a wave of calm wash over you as you step inside this stunning Surfers Paradise oasis. After living abroad for 16 years homeowners John and Frances Houston believe the Gold Coast was the closest thing to paradise. The couple bought the mansion at Paradise Waters in 2010 after they were attracted to its style and spaciousness. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Rebuilt with the help of international architectural and interior design practice Burley Katon Halliday, the house was designed for entertaining. “We have four dishwashers and a Sub-Zero fridge,” she said. “We celebrated my husband’s birthday and the chef catering for us was very impressed with the quality of the kitchen for a house. My husband and I love to cook.” The family said the mansion remained locked up most of the time.“We travel a lot so we don’t get to celebrate the house as much as we would like and it isn’t being used much at all,” she said. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Mrs Houston said when she and her husband bought it they wanted to breathe new life into it. The couple set out to rebuild the mansion which took them 18 months.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“It was wonderful the way it was but we wanted to give it a 21st century fit out with the latest technology and modern finishes,” Mrs Houston said.“It isn’t ostentatious it is one of those iconic homes where less is more and it sure does have a powerful impact in a house of this size,” she said. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.“The house is north east facing and we felt like we had found a slice of the tropics right here on the Gold Coast,” Mrs Houston said. “We lived in Phuket and Thailand for many years so it really did feel like a home away from home and it was our top choice to raise our daughter. “It certainly ticked all the boxes.” The three-level mansion oozes luxury from the entrance with a driveway that leads to a grand porte cochere and a dramatic butterfly roof. Massive pivot doors welcome you in to the foyer where a stunning double staircase frames a view of the Gold Coast skyline. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Mrs Houston said her favourite part about the design was the tropical style and Zen-feel it gave her. “Anywhere you look you will get a glimpse of tropical gardens or water,” she said. “The majority of the house is glass, greenery and light. There isn’t a dark space in the whole house so you constantly feel relaxed.” 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.A secret bar and home cinema are the perfect entertaining features while a sliding door opens to reveal a library. “When I am home my go to place is the living room, it is surrounded by greenery and I get an instant sense of peace,” she said. 122 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.“We have a lot of international friends and it is always a wonderful time when we have them over to visit.” With imported limestone floors from Italy and Aretusa marble the property is swimming in luxury finishes. last_img read more

How did Man United goalkeeper David de Gea fare in his first start this season?

first_img Press Association Despite it being his first game of the season, Liverpool failed to properly test the Spain international and he was fairly assured with the ball in hand. PRESENCE Had one slip in the second half which could have led to a goal but for most of the game up to that point he was a spectator. SHARPNESS A brilliant save from Danny Ings and another decent effort to deny Jordon Ibe showed despite his time in the wilderness he has lost none of his reflexes. OVERALL His return to the side was something of an anti-climax in many respects as he hardly had anything to do but his name was cheered to the rafters louder than any other player, representing the perfect comeback. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea made his first appearance of the season in the 3-1 win over Liverpool just hours after signing a new contact. center_img Press Association Sport looks at how he handled his return to the side, having been minutes away from joining Real Madrid at the end of the transfer window. HANDLING last_img read more

George Afriyie admits Comoros were tough for Ghana

first_imgGeorge Afriyie says Comoros were not as easy an opponent as they seem on paper, following a 0-0 draw with Ghana on Friday.The Black Stars management committee chairman watched in Mitsamiouli as the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers gave his team a scare.Ghana was actually lucky at the Stade de Mohammed Said Cheikh as a goal was wrongly disallowed, which would have made their tasks infinitely harder in Kumasi.“Yes, it was a disappointing result considering the fact that we had quality and with our pedigree and our recent performances we thought we were going to be beat them,” Afriyie said.“We were very confident but we had to be cautious at the same because you agree with me that it’s a country of almost 700,000 population and about 250,000 living in France and half of that based in Marseille. With this, there is no doubt they possess some quality.”Les Coelecantes will arrive in Ghana buoyed and knowing that their hosts are still bickering over winning bonus not paid since June. Afriyie goes on, “Out of the 23 players, 22 of them were living in France and some scattered around Europe. So this day you don’t write your opponents off though I agree with you that looking at the FIFA ranking, they are above 100 and so it was going to be an easy task.”“They gave us a very tough opposition and I think that they are a good side,” he concluded.All Comoros need on Tuesday is a scoring draw to kick out their more illustrious opposition.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more