The missing Kupska St. in Zagreb, Croatia. (source)
According to numerous reports (including this one), a street in Zagreb, Croatia, has been literally swallowed by the Earth and took several houses along with it. The fact that the street was a construction site of a huge office building might have contributed to the fact that the terrain caved in, created a giant crater which was then filled with hectolitres of water, but hey ❗ why blame idiotic construction companies, when you’ve got weather and – Slovenes.
At least according to Zagreb’s vicemayor Zvonimir Šostar, who – according to reports by index.hr – said that the street caved in because of Tuesday’s freak storms in Slovenia.
What. The. Fuck???
And they wonder why we don’t like them…
P.S.: Ah well – they’ve got tornadoes in Britain now… The world is going bananas.
P.P.S.: If you look carefully at the link above, you’ll notice that the Reuters’ story places Croatia in… Africa…. Well, construction seems to be on a par, for sure
12 thoughts on “Blame It On Slovenes”
But we do like the Croats, don’t we? Taken singularly.
It depens on how you take your Croatian(s)
But yes, on a whole we like every single one of them. 🙂
Plus, we can now understand why real estate prices in Croatia, let alone Slovenia, are sky high. With the 2.500 Euro/m2 the construction company earns nothing considering they have to build some houses for free in the process. The ones they previously tear down
Pengovsky, when I read your post and then your comment, I’m not sure whether you want to say “on a whole” or “in a hole”… 😉
Primorske novice today: flat prices in Vienna – 2.400 Euro/m2
flat prices in Nova Gorica – 2.500 Euro/m2
Hey, you’re about to get a huge US investment in the area – no wonder the prices are sky-high 🙂
Do you think they will let us keep the “Naš Tito” sign on Sabotin 🙁 ?
Of course not. It will be replaced by “We Accept All Major Credit Cards” 😈
I am LOL but with a bitter aftertaste.
Time for me to move south, find me some Monday Meat N.45 and live happily everafter.
Venera: The comparison you mention is so very relative. There is Vienna and then there is Vienna. And there is Gorica and then there is Gorica. A flat with a view of Ljubljanica has a slightly different price than a flat in Fužine, for example. People love comparing apples to oranges 😉
(I sell real estate…)
As for the Tito sign – I don’t think the Americans care half as much as the Italians. In fact, they might market it successfully 😀
From your experience, how much are the prices for real estate in Fužine lower than for example Šiška or Bežigrad? I remember the times (7-8 years ago) when the price for a square meter in Fužine was at least 1/3 lower than for the rest of Ljubljana.
I love living here (in Fužine) and I’m soooooo sorry that 7-8 years ago I was too young to grab the opportunity. 🙁 😥
dr.filomena: I am not sure whether I should be happy that the value of our house in Gorica (with the best view of Naš Tito and Sabotin :)) will increase as soon as the Americans start marketing the same “Naš Tito” successfully. Here is a small list of my wishes:
1) the Naš Tito sign should remain there and grass should slowly grow over it
2) the Americans should drop their plans to build a new Las Vegas in Slovenia
3) prices of flats in Gorica should remain such that people with Slovene wages could afford them
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