Monday, 13 January 2020

Zagreb Facebook Fan Photography Group Celebrates Ten Years

His hobby attracted great interest, so he created a community to promote the Croatian capital. Ivan Brnčić was born in Zagreb, grew up there, obtained his education and found love. Out of gratitude and love for the city, he assumed leadership of the Facebook group 'Zakaj volim Zagreb' (Why I Love Zagreb) and created a positive community which loyally promotes our metropolis.

Posts and Photos Reveal Zagreb Daily Delights

In addition to photos of Zagreb's main attractions, the group contains posts which reveal the daily delights of life in the capital, according to Nova Studio/Dnevnik on December 19, 2019. In addition to the photos that make up most of the posts, the page contains videos, lyrics and songs dedicated to Zagreb.

''The group 'Zakaj volim Zagreb' brought together lovers of Zagreb. The group was founded with the aim of promoting the positive values ​​of the city: its culture, history and tradition and everything that encompasses Zagreb - now, today and in the future,'' explains group administrator Ivan Brnčić.


Ivan Brnčić | Dnevnik

Everyone Welcome to Join Facebook Group

People from all over the world are welcome to join the group. In addition to those who fell in love with Zagreb during their short stay for school or work, there are also expatriates in the group who are follow developments in the city. Therefore, the community has an emotional significance for many followers and provides a window into a world that was their home at some point in their lives.

''People recognize our group as a positive place and see something of value in it. Our community brings together people who are total amateurs in photography, but there are professionals too. People who started as amateurs are holding exhibitions now and have grown into better photographers. That is how our community works; to teach people. As they do something, they can learn to do it even better and become more comfortable with themselves,'' Ivan explains.

The 'Zakaj volim Zagreb' community recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. And this was just another opportunity for the group members to gather in the same place at the same time.

Real Life Gatherings and Successful Photography Exhibitions

''I try not only to facilitate a community on the internet, but to socialize in real life as well. We have organized various anniversaries for the birthdays and deaths of our celebrities such as Marija Jurić Zagorka, ban Josip Jelačić, Miroslav Krleža,'' Ivan reveals.

Therefore, for the anniversary of Zagorka's birth, they gathered on one occasion to pay tribute to our greatest journalist despite the pouring rain.

But Ivan is most proud of the group's participation in exhibitions. ''One of our biggest exhibitions takes place at the Zagreb City Museum and was attended by many members. It lasted three months and there were plenty of visitors. The members work was well-received, which could be seen in the comments which visitors left in the book of impressions. That's one of the reasons I love Zagreb and this group. You can see the enthusiasm of all the members because they were part of something so positive for the city. And that’s something that is recognized not only the city but Croatia and the whole world,'' Ivan concluded.

Follow our Travel page and Lifestyle page to learn more about life in Zagreb and the city’s many attractions.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Fake US Soldiers Use Facebook to Steal from Women in Croatia

In the last six months, the Bjelovar-Bilogora Police Administration has reported two cases of fraud against women in Croatia, aged about 60, by unknown perpetrators, by using false Facebook profiles, representing themselves as US soldiers serving somewhere in the world, reports on January 4, 2019.

In both cases, the perpetrators started communication with the women, sending them pictures of themselves in military uniforms, claiming they had a large amount of money to share. In both cases, they said they had a large amount of money they did not have anywhere to keep and said they wanted to send the money somewhere to avoid paying the tax. They suggested to the women they would send them a large amount of cash in packages.

In both cases, the unidentified perpetrators mislead the women by stating they were required to pay a certain amount of money so that the packages could be sent at all. They provided bank accounts to which they paid the money.

After paying the initial amount, the first woman refused to continue with the payments, although the perpetrator said that she ought to pay more money because he was allegedly robbed and could not pay what was needed.

The second woman received a message that the customs in London had confiscated the package and that she had to pay more, which she did. After that, she had more messages asking her to make additional payments. After she refused, the unknown perpetrator blocked her on Facebook.

The first woman paid about 8,000 kuna, while the other paid as much as 180,000 kuna.

Both cases involved elderly retired women living alone, and in both cases, the perpetrators promised women they would come to visit them in Croatia.

Elderly citizens should be warned that in both cases the profiles were fake. They are easy to be created since American soldiers' pictures are readily available on the Internet.

The criminal investigation of both criminal offenses is still ongoing.

More news about crime in Croatia can be found in our Lifestyle section.

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