Zagreb stands here for more than 11 centuries
Zagreb stands here (more or less, even much smaller) for more than 11 centuries. Zagreb wasn’t the capital of Croatia all of that time. To be honest, there was no Croatia for all this time, but Zagreb was here.
People, locals, originally from Zagreb, call themselves Purgers. The word came from german (as Zagreb was under the significant influence of Germans and Austrians), and in its origin word, ‘burg‘ means city. So, Purgers are citizens.
Today there are much fewer Purgers. Many left Zagreb to live someplace else in Croatia or around the world. Purgers consider themself citizens, cultural, sophisticated, influential, and so.
Where are The Purgers?
As – somehow, as time passes, the primary purpose of their influence in Zagreb is lost; they just disappeared or became invisible. But, if you look closely and you know what you search for, or how Purgers behave, talk, or comport….you’ll find them with their umbrellas, walking sticks, hats, and raincoats. You’ll see them in the parks of Zagreb how when they feed the pigeons or walk the dog… Purgers are here, silent and puzzled with the changes in their beloved city, a white or a blue, their Zagreb.