Zagreb, Croatia -- This cheeky relief in the Palladio tympanum is not your father's Elgin Marbles, but then that's why this style is called Secessionist Architecture. Its practitioners were trying to secede from the 19th century "neo" historic styles that Bollé and others used so well to fill up the "Green Horseshoe." In addition, they promoted the use of newer building materials which may explain why this building is made of concrete. But did architect Rudolf Lubynski secede so far that he came full circle? After all, The Pantheon and many other Roman concrete buildings still stand and this structure looks Greek to me -- all the way up to this grapefruit-inspired relief which is not Meštrović Elgin Marbles either, even though Ivan started his career as a Secessionist sculptor.

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