…or should we say now and then? Watch the fascinating video for a glimpse into the history of the biggest city on Kvarner
I’m sure most of us love to explore the history of our favourite cities with the help of old photographs and vintage postcards. After all, even when you know your facts about the historical development of any urban centre, it’s hard to imagine what the city used to look like back in the day. So, for today’s history lesson, we’re travelling back in time to the end of the 19th century with a video highlighting some of the most prominent locations in Rijeka.
The port city was made part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1868, entering a period of outstanding economic growth and urban development, going on to thrive as the leading Hungarian maritime outlet and industrial hotspot for the following 50 years. Even though the urban landscape considerably transformed during the last century, the majority of historical gems are still standing proud, bearing witness to Rijeka’s days of glory.
Watch the modern-day photos fade to black and white, gradually becoming devoid of cars and billboards until the only thing we’re left with are nostalgic remnants of another era: