Zagreb, Croatia -- St. George thinks about a larger stimulus package or maybe asking Goldman Sachs to help him with God's work in Zagreb. Croatia has had its challenges recovering from that dragon of a controlled economy where the government owned most assets and was too poor to properly maintain them. A long civil war right after communism fell didn't help. As a result, you rarely see a Zagreb building well maintained over the years. Structures are (1) recently restored, or (2) covered with scaffolding, or (3) hoping to get out from state ownership so private capital can restore them. George here views the old Kapitol area, pretty much restored as a tourists' delight. As you descend into less historic areas, things can shabbier.

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