And go we did. First, a drive around the city to admire its splendid architecture which spans the centuries and shows the wide range of cultural influences that have met here throughout history. After that, a walk to get closer to a few special sites, and then we stopped for coffee (and I discovered that espresso can be ordered with whipped cream on top. Yes, please!!).
Then more driving, a bit more walking, followed by one of the most memorable three-hour lunches of my life--and proof that Croatia produces some excellent wine. A short nap after that and then back out for a rousing, very well-attended performance of Beethoven's 9th symphony.
Still not enough, Zagreb decided, and it sang us a rather violent lullaby, all kinds of kettledrum thunder and night-splitting lightning. I was too tired to pay it much attention, but it was a dramatic finale to an already very impressive day.
We're meeting Dottoressa for coffee this morning and then will do some wandering on our own. I hope to give you a much better account of our visit later, but for the moment we don't have secure Wifi, so I'm blogging with Blogger on my iPhone, and those of you who use the platform know that this isn't a happy proposition--no way can I upload photos nor can I write very quickly on the tiny keyboard--and I've already got one of those pesky "Aw snap! This program isn't working anymore" messages that blithely ignores the crushing reality that the last x minutes of work have disappeared. But I am posting photos to Instagram a few times most day, and I think we might have secure wireless over the weekend.
And once again, thanks so much for your comments and please forgive me for not answering them, as I usually do, in favour of spending my time exploring and enjoying these new places with Pater. I have read each comment, though, and each one makes the writing time worthwhile.