Nine Views

Nine Views (Croatian: Devet pogleda) is an ambiental installation in Zagreb, Croatia which, together with the sculpture Prizemljeno Sunce (The Grounded Sun), makes up a consistent model of solar system.

Prizemljeno Sunce by Ivan Kožarić was first displayed in 1971 by the building of the Croatian National Theatre, and since then changed location a few times. Since 1994 it has been situated in the Bogovićeva Street. It is simply a bronze sphere around 2 metres in diameter.

In 2004, artist Davor Preis had a two-week exhibition in the Josip Račić Exhibition Hall in Margaretska Street in Zagreb, and afterwards he placed 9 models of the planets of the solar system around Zagreb, to complete a model of the entire solar system. The models’ sizes as well as their distances from the Prizemljeno Sunce are all in the same scale as the Prizemljeno Sunce itself.

Preis did this installation with very little or no publicity, so his installation isn’t well known among citizens of Zagreb. On a few occasions individuals or small groups of people, particularly physics students, “discovered” that there was a model of the solar system in Zagreb. One of the earliest efforts to find all of the planets was started in November 2004 on the web forum of the student section of Croatian Physics Society.

The locations of the planets are as follows:

  • Mercury - 3 Margaretska Street
  • Venus - 3 Ban Josip Jelačić Square
  • Earth - 9 Varšavska Street
  • Mars - 21 Tkalčićeva Street
  • Jupiter - 71 Voćarska Street
  • Saturn - 1 Račićeva Street
  • Uranus - 9 Siget
  • Neptune - Kozari Way
  • Pluto - Bologna Alley (underpass) - included in the installation before being demoted to dwarf planet


Posted 1 year ago with 1,961 notes
Tagged:Astronomyart installationartplanetsGrounded SunCroatiaZagrebSunscience

  1. marinazetich reblogged this from spaceplasma
  2. jennhoney reblogged this from existentialexigency
  3. idontwanttofigureitoutrightnow reblogged this from battlecatgo
  4. egomind reblogged this from alostastronaut
  5. tracingthewoodgrain reblogged this from quantumaniac
  6. imakesomestuff reblogged this from rosita-pedringo
  7. rosita-pedringo reblogged this from spaceplasma
  8. geezdaniellelouise reblogged this from spaceplasma
  9. jennstew reblogged this from spaceplasma
  10. vilavelebita reblogged this from fyeaheasterneurope
  11. oliveyouidoxiii reblogged this from spaceplasma
  12. holycum reblogged this from spaceplasma
  13. kayleenemilygraham reblogged this from spaceplasma
  14. econfundindoqueeuvouteexplicando reblogged this from spaceplasma
  15. kingscrossstpancras reblogged this from spaceplasma
  16. sircockatiel reblogged this from nuclearcarrots
  17. bondordisapproves reblogged this from nuclearcarrots
  18. goingforpoetic reblogged this from ceruleanruler
  19. ceruleanruler reblogged this from nuclearcarrots
  20. ohhyesidid reblogged this from mindlikefire
  21. mindlikefire reblogged this from ledinozavre
  22. ledinozavre reblogged this from 6stronghands
  23. 6stronghands reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  24. clintromanoff reblogged this from nuclearcarrots
  25. kyosuketenjou reblogged this from kageyamatobiokun
  26. carboncopy13 reblogged this from nuclearcarrots
  27. doughtier reblogged this from nuclearcarrots
  28. threefiftysix reblogged this from nuclearcarrots
  29. optimisticdragonfly reblogged this from circusdreamerr