Zagreb, Croatia -- While Iron Age peoples and even the Romans were once here, modern-day Zagreb traces its roots to 1094 when a diocese was located here. Behind these stones rise naves from a 13th century foundation. But what we see here (underneath the restorative scaffolding) is an 1880 neo-Gothic rehab after an earthquake collapsed the single spire and the interior dome. The restoration architect went on to become Zagreb's most important builder. His name was Hermann Bollé and he was born in Cologne. While Bollé labored in Zagreb, Cologne's cathedral with its twin spires was finally completed.

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