Hello to the Sun - three hundred glass tiles with built-in photocells that accumulate the energy of the Sun during the day and transform it into a multi-colored glow at night. Something akin to a disk of huge diameter (22 meters). Smaller disks symbolize the planets of the solar system. The view is amazing. In addition to the parade of planets, at night the magical structure reproduces the calendar created in Zadar in the 13th century.
Everything that happens inside this huge solar battery is accompanied by an amazing melody published by a marine organ. Music dissolves in shades and tints of many colors, creating an amazing effect. Effect on the mind. Looking at this huge sun, it becomes somehow easy.
The monument was erected in 2007 next to the Maritime Authority.
Location: Zadar, Obala Petra Kre & # 353 imira 4
Coordinates: N 44.11388800, east 15.22425800
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Greeting to the Sun is a light installation located in one of the ports of the city of Zadar, next to the Maritime Authority. The port offers magnificent views of the harbor, islands and stunning sunsets, which are famous for Zadar.
Thanks to sound and light installations in the port, Zadar has become a real gem for tourists from all over the world. The Greeting to the Sun installation consists of three hundred laminated glass plates capable of storing the energy of the Sun. The plates are fixed on a circle with a diameter of 22 meters. Large and small circles are a model of the solar system.
On the chrome ring surrounding the panel of photovoltaic modules, the names of saints of Zadar are marked. The inscriptions next to the names indicate the angle of declination of the sun on the birthday of every saint. This system reproduces the calendar invented in Zadar in the 13th century. The author of the project, Nikola Bashic, received advice on astronomy from an expert, Dr. Maxim Clare, professor at the Zadar Maritime School.
The solar energy accumulated during the day with the approach of twilight begins to emit a radiance, which in combination with sunset light makes an incredible impression on everyone present at this moment on the shore.
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Hello to the Sun - another creation of Nikola Bashic, located next to the Sea Organ. This structure in the form of a huge disk with a diameter of 22 meters, lying on the promenade, appeared in Zadar in 2007. A disk, consisting of photovoltaic cells, accumulates the energy of the Sun during the day and converts it into a multi-colored glow at night. The disc is lined with three hundred glass tiles with built-in photocells. Smaller disks symbolize the planets of the solar system. Another function of the building: it reproduces the calendar created in Zadar in the XIII century.
Greeting to the Sun is an unusual art installation located on the promenade of the vibrant medieval port city of Zadar in Croatia. Created by the famous architect of Zadar, Nikola Basic, the installation consists of three hundred laminated glass plates arranged in a circle. They have built-in solar panels that absorb sunlight during the day.
After sunset, an excellent light show begins. Glass plates light up in a variety of colors, powered by energy absorbed during the day. The energy absorbed by solar panels is not only used to power the light show. It is enough to illuminate one third of the Zadar embankment. The solar battery produces approximately 46,500 kWh of electricity per year.
The installation covers an area of 22 meters in diameter, surrounded by a metal ring. The names of the saints of Zadar are engraved on it, along with the date of their holidays, the position of the Sun north or south of the Equator and the height of the meridian on the day of a particular saint. All of these details make Greeting the Sun a kind of calendar.
The salutation of the sun is accompanied by another beautiful installation of the same sculptor - the Sea Organ. The marine organ is located in the western part of the embankment. A huge musical instrument consists of 35 pipes of different lengths, diameters and tilts, transforming the rhythm of the waves into delightful melodies.
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