Zagreb, Croatia -- Returning outside, this view looks west from the Cathedral across its large square. As they feared the Ottoman Turks, the Zagreb bishops finally constructed defensive walls around the cathedral and bishop's palace in the 15th century. In 1907, the western walls were razed to open the plaza up to the rest of the Kapitol area. At center we see a mid-nineteenth century column topped by a Marian statue which, like the four gilded angels below it, is the work of the Viennese artist Anton Fernkorn. We saw at least 3 Fernkorn public sculptures and he was Zagreb's alpha sculptor until native Croatian Ivan Meštrović arrived. This is a town that takes sculpture and sculptors seriously so we began to pay attention.

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