The opening was also attended by Margit Grassinger, director of the Vienna Parks, who donated about thirty bushes of original Viennese roses to Opatija. From the Hungarian city of Balatonfured, they provided young pepper seedlings to American gardens. The city of Opatija has decided to restore the gardens after years of neglect, and yesterday marked the completion of the first phase of restoration. The second phase involves the renovation of the upper entrance to the gardens, the arrangement of the garden house and the cactus bar with herbal drinks. Opatija’s American Gardens, in the renovation of which almost four million kuna was invested, were officially opened yesterday. These are historic gardens that cover over nine thousand square meters, and whose first phase of restoration has been officially completed, reports HRT. The City of Opatija points out that the American Gardens are another content in a series that agencies and hoteliers can offer to guests and that they are suitable for holding various events such as cultural evenings, fashion shows, weddings and similar celebrations. Kuczor married Hilda von Hortenau, daughter of the Viennese ballerina Maria Schleizer and Archduke Otto of Habsburg, nephew of Emperor Francis Joseph. The couple planted gardenia, camellias, magnolias and various Mediterranean plants in the gardens. American gardens are also botanical, and were built by Hungarian entrepreneur Mihaly Kuczor. After visiting Opatija in 1926, a merchant who made a fortune selling Hungarian peppers decided to buy land and build a terraced garden with a monumental entrance and a colonnade of fifteen pillars and fifteen cypresses to delight in the view from the park. “We are obliged to take care of the rich park heritage we have, but also to revitalize it and convert it for tourist purposes so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of the landscape. That is why we started arranging this area, for which in the first phase we provided about two million kuna with the funds of the Ministry of Tourism and the city budget and another 600 kuna for the construction of a pedestrian bridge in accordance with the requirements of the conservator.”, Said the mayor of Opatija, Ivo Dujmić. Source / photo: HRT
The ruthless nature of German champions, Bayern Munich, has never been in question.The Bavarian giants, who have already registered emphatic wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea this season, added to Barcelona to their chopping board, annihilating the Catalan giants 8-2 in their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal encounter on Friday.Bayern captain, Manuel Neuer, praised his side’s attacking efficiency in the game, and says they didn’t want to stop pressurising the Barcelona defense.”I think one could see we never ceased. We continued to push towards goal,” he said after the game.“Obviously Barca is strong in attack, and goals can happen, but we kept pushing and didn’t want to let go.”We played towards goal and we were successful in the end,” he added.🗣️ Joshua #Kimmich: “You have to consider that we just beat Barcelona 8-2. It’s hard to comprehend.”Reaction to #FCBFCB 🎥#UCL #FCBayern #MissionLis6on pic.twitter.com/BEXV2f5I6v— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 14, 2020Bayern will face the winner of the game between Manchester City and Lyon in the semifinals.
The Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat was called to give assistance to a crabbing boat which got into difficulty 35 miles north-west of Arranmore Island yesterday.The boat, 15 metre, 60 tonne vessel, had four crew members on board.The lifeboat was called out at 4pm when the trawler suffered engine failure. Weather conditions at the time were moderate with south/south-east winds, force 6-7 and 3-4 metre swell.When the lifeboat reached the trawler, the crew secured a tow rope and the trawler was towed to the safety of Burtonport harbour.Lifeboat Coxswain Jimmy Early praised all involved in the rescue.“This was a textbook rescue with favourable weather conditions and experienced fishermen who knew exactly what action to take in an emergency, they did all the right things to affect their rescue.” Arranmore Lifeboat rescues crew of four after boat’s engine fails was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore RNLIdonegalrescue