A unique attraction opened in Croatia: Skywalk

first_imgThe lookout point can be reached by the Biokovo road, which leads from the entrance reception of the Biokovo Nature Park, approximately 6 km east of Makarska, to the highest Biokovo peak, Sv. It runs at an altitude of 1762 meters, which makes it the highest paved road in Croatia. The total value of this project is approximately HRK 31 million, of which grants from the European Structural and Investment Funds amount to around HRK 27 million. The rest is financed by the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and own funds of users and partners – Makarska Development Agency MARA and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service – HGSS. Landscaping of the Skywalk Biokovo is part of the project ‘New Adrion – Promoting sustainable use of natural heritage PP Biokovo, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020, and is the largest and most demanding financially project in the history of the Public Institution “Biokovo Nature Park”. From the Heavenly Promenade, the view is of Tučepi, Podgora and Makarska, the Dalmatian islands of Hvar, Brač, Vis, Korčula, Pelješac, and in particularly nice weather, after the famous Biokovo bora clears the horizon, the view reaches Cape Monte Gargano in Italy. The lookout is located at an altitude of 1228 meters above sea level, on the 13th kilometer of the Biokovo road, next to the info – center. It is a horseshoe-shaped lookout, with a glass base for walking, which in the most convex point in the length of 12 meters covers the cliffs of Ravna Vlaška. The most impressive and complex part of this EU project is the construction of a horseshoe-shaped belvedere outside the cliff with a glass surface for walking called the Skywalk Biokovo. Approximately eight million kuna was invested in the construction of this building and the reconstruction of the existing lookout. The lookout is open to all visitors from Thursday, July 02nd.center_img Photo: For Biokovo Nature Park Plamenko Cvitić Photo: For Biokovo Nature Park – Plamenko Cvitić As part of the lookout, a geological pillar was built – a three-dimensional view of the cross-section of the rocks that formed the area of ​​Biokovo from its inception until today with a geological table of time and a description of the age and type of rocks. The Skywalk, a unique visitor attraction in Croatia, opened in the Biokovo Nature Park. Skywalk Biokovo is located in the southwestern part of the Biokovo Nature Park, in the area of ​​Ravna Vlaška, at an altitude of 1228 meters above sea level, on the 13th km of the Biokovo road and next to the info – center. last_img read more

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Rolling Rangers Beat Panthers, 2-1

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Cam Talbot has certainly stunned a few people with his outstanding play in place of star goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Not his New York Rangers teammates.“It didn’t surprise anybody in here,” Marc Staal said after Talbot made 38 saves and the streaking Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on March 15 for their 14th victory in 17 games.“We’re excited for him to get an opportunity to show what he’s got on a consistent basis. He’s been very good for us as a backup. It’s his time to shine.”Lundqvist has been out since Feb. 2 with a strained blood vessel in his neck, yet New York (44-17-7) has an NHL-best 95 points and has earned at least one point in 17 of 18 games. James Sheppard and Matt Hunwick each scored his first goal for the Rangers.The Panthers, who began the day six points out of a playoff spot, lost in regulation for the first time in five games. Brandon Pirri scored his 15th goal, and Dan Ellis made 32 saves.“You only get rewarded for wins,” Panthers captain Willie Mitchell said. “It’s just two points at this time of year.”New York led 1-0 after a disjointed first period due to Sheppard’s sixth goal of the season — his first with the Rangers — and Talbot’s diving save on Jussi Jokinen with 49.6 seconds left.Sheppard, a late addition to the lineup, was acquired from San Jose for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016 on March 1, the day before the trade deadline.“(The goal) was out of the blue,” Sheppard said. “Guys are scoring, guys are playing hard, guys are blocking shots. It’s really fun to come to a team (where each player) does that for the guy sitting next to him.”Talbot stopped 20 shots in the second. His most difficult save came on Mitchell’s behind-the-net bank attempt with 6 minutes left that Talbot pinned against his legs and glove.The goalie also benefited from a bit of good fortune when Aaron Ekblad’s wrist shot hit the crossbar with the Panthers trailing 1-0 with 1:57 remaining in the period.“Sometimes you hit a hot goalie, (and Talbot’s) hot,” Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr said. “What else (is there) to say? We didn’t score.”New York’s lead grew to 2-0 when Hunwick’s point drive eluded Ellis 8:37 into the third. Just like Sheppard’s goal, it was Hunwick’s first with the Rangers.Pirri’s goal with 9:49 left spoiled Talbot’s shutout bid. Florida outshot New York 39-34 but went 0 for 3 on the power play. New York was 0 for 2 with the man advantage.“We played the best team in the league and nobody (has) played them like that,” Jagr said. “It’s not over. We have 13, 14 games left. … We have to win 11, 12 of the remaining games.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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