Opatija American Gardens opened after renovation

first_imgThe 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.center_img 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: HRTlast_img read more

GARDAI HUNT GANG WHO ATTACKED PENSIONER

first_imgGardaí fear a foreign crime gang was behind a vicious attack on a terrified pensioner in which they beat him up and demanded cash.Detectives are examining CCTV footage in Bundoran as part of their investigation after the man was attacked at Roughey walk over the weekend.The man in his 60’s was walking Roughey at the rear of the Great Northern Hotel at around 9.45pm on Saturday night last when he was set upon by three men in their 20’s who demanded cash from him. The victim fought off the attackers who fled the scene on foot towards the town before raising the alarm.The terrified man was later treated at Sligo General Hospital for minor injuries.The three attackers are believed to be in their late 20’s and of Eastern European origin.Gardai have confirmed that their investigations are continuing with door-to-door inquiries being carried out today. They are also renewing their appeal for witnesses to contact Ballyshannon Garda station on 0719858530.The Mayor of Bundoran, Cllr MIchael McMahon has condemned the incident.“This is a shocking incident considering an elderly man minding his own busienss was attacked. I have no doubt that the Gardai are doing all they can to bring these culprits to justice,” he said.EndsGARDAI HUNT GANG WHO ATTACKED PENSIONER was last modified: October 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:attackbundoranGardalast_img read more