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A Manmade Instrument Only The Sea Can Play

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Have you ever just felt like watching the sunset with the accompaniment of a soothing melody to further set the mood? It seems you can do just that in Zadar, Croatia, and you don’t even need to use your gadgets or hire a live band to indulge in deeply satisfying music as you watch the sunset because, lo and behold, they have a Sea Organ, which, you’ve guessed it, needs only the wind and sea to play it.

They call it the Morske Orgulje, a 230-foot long instrument sitting at by the Adriatic Sea. The structure has multiple channels found in its marble steps, and these same channels connect to organ pipes. When water filters through them, it pushes air in, which then exits through different whistle-holes, cueing awe-inspiring songs that you may hear ever only once as every note that is made is randomly created at the waves’ will.

Architect Nikola Bašić designed the Sea Organ in an effort to create Zadar a new feat as most of its ancient landmarks were ruined during World War II. We could say Bašić’s work was a complete success as it’s won the European Prize for Urban Public Space.

The stunning creation is just one of the things that you need to see and experience for yourself to fully appreciate it. However, if you don’t have that luxury, you can listen to the organ play below.


Read more about the Morske Orgulje here.

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