In just a few hours Croatia will become the 28th member of the European Union; the occasion will be marked by a number of celebrations across the country. At midnight tomorrow the 'Customs' sign will be removed at a border crossing with Slovenia, the only other former Yugoslav republic that has joined the EU since the breakup of the ex-communist federation in 1990s. Thousands of Croatians are expected at Zagreb’s central square where some 700 artists, singers, musicians and dancers will perform. Croatia's cultural heritage as well as key inventions of the Balkan country, ranging from the ultimate menswear accessory, tie or cravat, to the power transformer, will be showcased.
To celebrate Croatia’s EU membership we’re sharing this stunning collection of late 19th century postcards depicting the natural beauty and magnificent scenery of the country: http://bit.ly/Europeana-Croatia
Images: CC0, Zentralbibliothek Zürich.