Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Photo Tour: Zagreb's Signature Colors


Style Jaunt - A Fashionable Travel Blog: Destinations: Zagreb's Signature Colors
Photo by Stjepan Alaupovic

Red and White: These shades share equal space on the Croatian flag with the color blue and you'll also find them all over Zagreb's cityscape. Probably the most famous example is the roof at St. Mark's where Croatia's red and white checkered Coat of Arms is on full display. Serving as the backdrop to Zagreb's emblem (on the right above), red represents bravery and power while white is symbolic of peace and honesty


Style Jaunt - A Fashionable Travel Blog: Destinations: Zagreb's Signature Colors
Photo by Stjepan Alaupovic

Style Jaunt - A Fashionable Travel Blog: Destinations: Zagreb's Signature Colors
Photo by Stjepan Alaupovic
Blue: In the late 19th century, the color red grew to symbolize revolutions and so Zagreb officials deemed it an unsuitable representation, changing the city's official color to blue. Today, this shade is everywhere...even on the signature tramvaj (electric tram). Blue also is the color of Zagreb's professional soccer team, Dinamo, whose fans go by the nickname Bad Blue Boys. The hue is thought to embody vigilance, truth and loyalty.

On the Croatian flag, red, white and blue embody the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia.

Style Jaunt - A Fashionable Travel Blog: Destinations: Zagreb's Signature Colors

Style Jaunt - A Fashionable Travel Blog: Destinations: Zagreb's Signature Colors
Photo by Stjepan Alaupovic
Yellow: This is kind of an unofficial color of Zagreb. As the story goes, it was a favorite of Hapsburg Empress and Austrian Ruler Maria Theresa. To please their queen, architects in the 18th century used it often and so you'll see yellow all over Croatia and other countries that were once a part of the Austrian Empire.

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