Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Sea Organ of Zadar

The shoreline of Zadar, a Croatian city, had been almost completely destroyed at the end of WW2. When authorities decided to return it to its former glory, they brought in award-winning architect Nikola Bašić, who, inspired by the hydraulis, an instrument built by the ancient Greeks that used water to push air through tuned pipes, designed and overlooked the construction of the Sea Organ (Morske orgulje).
This is what it sounds like as the waves of the Adriatic Sea push air through it:


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