The Sea organ is an architectural object located in Zadar, Croatia and an experimental musical instrument which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps.
The waves create somewhat random but harmonic sounds. The device was made by the architect Nikola Bašic as part of the project to redesign the new city coast (Nova riva), and the site was opened to the public on 15 April 2005.
'Ode to Joy' - New promotional film of Croatian National Tourist Board
Croatian National Tourist Board have produced remarkable new promotional film "Ode to Joy" in preparation for the upcoming tourism season.
The promotional film, produced for the Croatian National Tourist Board, and featuring the country's star cellist, takes viewers on a spectacular journey through the heritage, nature and culture of the country.
The Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) has made first place in the "Music Video" category of the 11th International Festival of Tourism Films and Multimedia Works held in Berlin Germany, reported daily newspaper Vecernji list.
HTZ won the "Tourism Oscar" for their promotional video titled "Ode to Joy" which features the performance of the final movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony "Oode to Joy" from well known Croatian cellist Ana Rucner, with images from all over Croatia displayed without any words.
The Croatians fought off competition from over 180 countries to win the award. The video, which was directed by Hrvoje Hribar and will be shown on television screens all over the world as part of HTZ's promotion of Croatia as a destination.