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kolovoz, 2011:

Svršio festival

Mali glazbeni festival je uspješno svršio. Nakana da putem istog prikupimo sredstva za daljnje sređivanje i održavanje parka, rasplinula se ko jutarnja maglica odmah nakon prvih par izvedbi. Iako je bila riječ o pilot, promotivnom projektu, očekivao se ipak veći broj posjetitelja na izvedbama.
Park Orsula je kao vreća bez dna. Prva je godina afirmacije pa stoga nismo nezadovoljni postignutim. Hvala turističkoj koja je dosta pomogla s marketingom, hvala predivnoj Lidiji Crnčević i ekipi radio Raguse na kušinima i podršci. Hvala izvođačima koji su se odazvali i pretpostavili svirku na Orsuli “gaži ispred Kompasa”. Najveća hvala publici, svima onima koji su nas došli podržati..

Nadao sam se da će se pojaviti lik koji će sudjelovat u daljnjem stvaranju i kreiranju a javljaju se samo trgovci koji žele isključivo preprodavati gotov proizvod. Takve su naše agencije.. prodaj pa kupi (plati ka’bude)..

Kvragu, svakako da mora bit trgovaca i prodavača ali totalni je deficit među stvarateljima, oblikovateljima, vizionarima..

Subrenum jako dobar i bez 1. tenora

Galerija – MGF Park Orsula – Subrenum

GALERIJA – Mali glazbeni festival Park Orsula – Klapa Ragusa Vecchia i Ženska klapa FA Linđo

Video – Ragusa vecchia i ženska klapa FA Linđo (gost iz publike: Đani Stipaničev)

GALERIJA – Mali glazbeni festival Park Orsula – Valetudo

Valetudo – moj naklon

To je jednostavno bila jedna od onih večeri. Sve se slagalo samo od sebe i odmah na početku ponudilo podlogu za istančanu percepciju svima nazočnima, dajući svemu jedan uzvišen smisao. Čarolija. Priroda je bila puteno mekana, mirna noć, bunaca, čak i debeli, masni, dosadni orsulski komarci koji inače ne daju mira, povukli su se još početkom večeri negdje u svoja gnijezda. Moj Ipod na shuffle modu cijelu večer je birao glazbu sam, baš kao da ga navodim u maniru iskusnog DJ-a istančana ukusa, koji baš večeras ima svoju večer… Nisam ga ni pipnuo. Na momente mi se činilo da neka uzvišena sila nagrađuje sav uloženi trud i jednostavno i ležerno dirigira svime. Između 3500 stvari, Ipod je birao i svirao esenciju svojeg sadržaja. Cijelu noć. Uglavnom kad je sve naopako i kad silom pokušavam izvući najbolje od njega, on užasno kenja a ja ga next-am u nedogled i ne dobijem ništa.. Shuffle se zainati i moš ga… Jedna dobra zasvira a već sljedeća traži novi next. Nevjerojatno koliko se stvari sinoć posložilo.

A onda Valetudo… Sjajan bend. Svirački, to je melem za dušu svakome tko glazbu ćuti. Pogotovo za nas “bivše” glazbenike koji smo oduvjek priželjkivali naći se jednom u životu u takvim ulogama. Momcima je uspjelo sve ono što su mnogi od nas sanjali. Veliki rad, upornost i usredotočenost dali su rezultate kako to uostalom uvijek i biva.. Nastupom sigurni i upečatljivi. Nema grča. Toć, šug, groove, čvrsta kičma koju čini izvrsna ritam sekcija ( maačak je pravi mačak ).. Niđov, Butin i Ivanov artistički talenat sjaje i izvlače publici smajliće na lice.. Obad je postao vanserijska pjevačina a njegova supruga, sva u ritmu, odlično veze oko njega svojim bekovima. Nema loše karike. Čak bi se moglo reć da bi izostanak bilo koga od njih nenadoknadivo otkinuo vitalni komad tkiva. Dugo ih nisam slušao i ostao sam zabezeknut napretkom koji su postigli u svim segmentima.

Valetudo i Park Orsula složili su se idealno. Kao nadogradnja jedno drugome fuzirali su u genijalnu treću energiju posebne snage i upečatljivosti. Napose, tako udruženi, potpis su jedne sjajne kreativne generacije Grada koja je željela, žudjela i uspjela izraziti se…

GALERIJA – Mali glazbeni festival – Rus – Bobo – Grof

Park Orsula virtual walk – panorama 360 view:

http://www.dubrovnik360.com/park-orsula/pozornica-nova/

http://www.dubrovnik360.com/park-orsula/

GALERIJA – Mali glazbeni festival Park Orsula – Kontrapunkt

“Mali glazbeni festival Park Orsula”

Termin održavanja: 5.-25. Kolovoza

Program:

5.8. Gruhak  – TRIBUTE to rock’n roll – coveri/obrade

6.8. Gruhak – Autorski koncert

8.8. Gudački kvartet Sorkočević. Koncert popularne klasike

9.8. Gudački kvartet Sorkočević. Strauss.

11.8. Kontrapunkt / EDDY & JOGARDE

12.8. Kontrapunkt / ZED BIAS (UK) & EDDY

13.8. JAM SESSION starih dubrovačkih rockera ( Rus, Grof, Bobo + ostali )

17. 8. Valetudo / promocija novog albuma i snimanje video spota

21.8. Ragusa Vecchia i Ženska klapa FA Linđo zajednički koncert.

23.8. Klapa Subrenum

Broj posjetitelja po izvedbi ograničen na 150. Svi koncerti počinju u 21:00h. Ulaz otvoren od 19:00h.

Sav prihod od ulaznica bit će utrošen za daljnje uređenje Parka Orsula.

Cijena ulaznice: 50 kn po izvedbi. Ulaznice u pretprodaji od 29.7. u TIC-u na Pilama i kiosku na vidikovcu.

Rezervacije na broj: 091 426 28 40  ili na mail: info@parkorsula.com

Prijevoz:

Sve Libertasove redovne linije put Župe i Konavala, (u terminu od 18 do 24h) zaustavljat će se na vidikovcu.  Povratak po završetku programa osiguran posebnom vožnjom, rutom: Vidikovac – Dubac – Ilijina glavica – žičara.

Vozni red: (Svi autobusi u dole navedeno vrijeme kreću sa starog kolodvora  a voze preko ilijine glavice i žičare)

DUBROVNIK – CAVTAT , br. 10:

18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30,
22:20, 22:50, 23:25, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00, 01:40

DUBROVNIK  – SREBRENO, br. 16A:

18:30, 20:15, 21:30

DUBROVNIK – BRGAT-SREBRENO, br. 23A:

20:20

DUBROVNIK – PLAT, br. 16:

18:15, 19:15, 20:15, 22:15

DUBROVNIK – VODOVAĐA,  br. 25:

20:20

DUBROVNIK  – MOLUNAT, br. 11:

20:10

DUBROVNIK – VITALJINA, br. 27:

20:15

 Prvi povratak sa vidikovca: 23:30h.

GALERIJA – Mali glazbeni festival Park Orsula – Kvartet Sorkočević

07.08 2011 – HTV More – Park Orsula

Ukoliko već niste, ovdje možete pogledati nastup u emisiji More :

8.08.2011 – Du net portal / POEZIJA I GLAZBA POD MJESEČINOM

Čarobne noći na Orsuli
U škrtome kamenu i drači ljudski znoj i volja mogu napravit pravo čudo. Uspjelo je to našem sugrađaninu Andru Vidaku, koji je na Osuli, vlastitim rukama, naravno uz pomoć prijatelja, izgradio pravu malu scenu. Međe, masline, crkvica i najljepši pogled na svijetu, bez pretjerivanja, ovih dana okrunjeni su i kulturnim sadržajima.

Sinoć je u ovom jedinstvenom ambijentu, s pogledom na Grad u zalazak sunca s jedne strane, na Cavtat s druge i na Lokrum i pučinu s treće strane, organiziran koktel za novinare. Svi koji su po prvi put nogom kročili na Orsulu ostali su bez riječi. To se jednostavno opisati ne može i stoga pođite i uvjerite se sami.

Na Orsuli je publika, nakon šampanjca uživala u ljubavnoj poeziji, koju su u ostacima crkvice Sv. Orsule izvodili Mišo Mihočević, pjesnik i gitarist Marin Aničić i solistica Elma Burnić. Potom je u amfiteatru uslijedio koncert komornog kvarteta Sorkočević.

U cijelom moru „dobronamjernih” investitora, koji na dubrovačkom području trguju „nevrijednim” kršem, pojavila se jedna osoba koja je taj krš oplemenila trudom i idejom, a bez puno novaca. Sretni smo da u gradu još ima takvih ljudi.

T-Portal 09.08.2011 – Hrvatski turizam nezainteresiran za najljepši vidikovac na Jadranu

Autor: Ivo Lučić

Dubrovačkih krajolici obrubljeni su prstenom svetaca koji stoljećima uspješno oko Grada drže stražu. Većini njih Dubrovčani su zahvalni, što pokazuju redovitim svečanostima. Neke su, međutim, zanemarili. Takva je Orsula: mjesto prazna imena, premda bez sumnje ključno u dubrovačkom kraju. Na to nas je netom svojim projektom upozorio Andro Vidak, dubrovački poduzetnik od kojeg sudbina traži da ondje smjesti svoj san

O važnosti Orsule govori činjenica da je to bio jedini kopneni prilaz Dubrovniku sve do dolaska Napoleonova carstva, početkom 19. stoljeća. Sv. Orsula (Uršula) zaštitnica je djevojaka, pa neki provaliju duboku 200 metara, koja se ondje obara u more, povezuju s mjestom s kojeg su se u smrt bacale osramoćene i odbačene dubrovačke djevojke. Možemo pretpostaviti da siledžije među utjecajnim gosparima nisu bili veliki zagovornici Sv. Orsule, ali ćemo povjesničarima prepustiti da odgovore što je presudno kultiviralo dubrovački kalendar svetaca u kojem je izblijedjela zaštitnica djevojačke čistoće. I druga prateća pitanja poput: zašto je problem potisnut iz javne svijesti, zašto se nijedna od stradalnica nije nametnula barem kao lokalna heroina itd.

Nećemo se baviti ni najnovijom poviješću Hrvatske, tranzicijom, osim tek da je prizovemo kao okvir za bolje razumijevanje ove priče, kao što je slučaj i s prethodnim okvirom svetaca. Ako je išta obilježilo hrvatsku tranziciju, onda je to besprizorna pljačka javnih dobara. Puno toga zajedničkog budzašto pripade malom broju ljudi. Kad je u pitanju poklapanje neke velike tvrtke, zgodimice ga marketinški nazivaju carstvo ovoga ili onoga, a kad je u pitanju samoincijativno uređenje iznimnog prostornog javnog dobra, nazivaju ga san ovoga ili onoga.

Andro Vidak razvija svoj mali san revitalizacijom zaboravljenih povijesnih vrijednosti Orsule. Svoj projekt ne ostvaruje otimajući drugima, nego teško i pošteno radeći vraća krajoliku ono što na njemu pripada svima nama.

Orsula je omanja nagnuta terasa na jugoistočnom rtu Srđa. Iznad nje je vrh Žarkovica, a u provaliji ispod, more s otokom Lokrumom. To mjesto je Andro Vidak odabrao za svoj biznis. Godinama je, kaže, hodao okolnim brdima, sa psom, tražeći komadić prostora na koji krupni kapital nije bacio oko ili koji naši nisu dali stranom ulagaču da nas ‘spasi’. Novaca nije imao, kao ni društvene financijske podrške. Odabrao je Orsulu, ne sluteći što sve podrazumijevaju upravni i poslovni aspekt od pronalaska lokacije do finalizacije projekta. Četiri godine trebalo mu je da sredi papire, a daljnje dvije da njegov trud postane dovoljno vidljiv da može ilustrirati obrise sna. U okviru parka Orsula, kako ga je nazvao, smještenog na vidikovcu, ovih dana pokreće prve sadržaje kulturnog turizma.

Najprije je godinu dana rješavao imovinsko-pravne probleme pa mjesecima čekao potvrdu da teren nije miniran. Potom je u stotinama godina zapušten lokalitet uložio stotine i stotine radnih sati, ne računajući pomoć drugih, prijatelja i pokojeg angažiranog radnika. Kad bi raščistio gustu makiju koja se splela nakon tko zna kojeg požara, ukazalo bi se smeće, olupine automobila, štednjaci, građevinski otpad.

‘Cijela Hrvatska zarast će u drač pored ove administracije; ponekad pomislim da joj smisao samo da sebi dijeli plaću. Više puta su mi u četiri godine rekli: slučaj je toliko kompliciran da ga ni puno jači ne bi mogli lako riješili. Ili, e moj mladiću, koliko toga ima u drači što treba obnoviti, pa zašto bi baš to? To bi ubilo i najvećeg optimista, ali mene nije moglo’, objašnjava Vidak, nastojeći svesti kritiku na najmanju mjeru.

‘Bilo je teško, ali zanimljivo: svaki očišćeni metar prostora donio je novo otkriće. Ispod pola metra nanosa koji smo okopali izvire neki skaline, onda navališ doslovce kopati noktima; jedva čekaš novi dan da nastaviš’, domeće.

‘Kad sam došao do ruševine crkvice, u kojoj se našla zahrđala automobilska hauba, nisam znao je li to sreća ili nesreća. Obavijestio sam Konzervatorski zavod, a oni je nisu ni imali evidentiranu u popisu spomenika. Bili su prilično skeptični da ja tu nešto mogu s obzirom na kompliciranu proceduru. Slijedila je procedura: geodetska snimka uz pomoć koje je arhitekt potom nacrtao zatečeno stanje; na temelju toga dobio sam odobrenje za arheološko istraživanje, čije smo rezultate stavili u povijesni kontekst.’ Crkvica je, prema Vidaku, građena po oporuci Dubrovkinje Tolle del Silvestrou iz 1348. godine. U njoj su pokapali do oko 1430, stradala je u potresu 1667. i obnovljena, a funkciju izgubila nakon razaranja u rusko-crnogorskom napadu početkom 19. stoljeća:

‘Sve prethodno je bilo potrebno da možemo pokrenuti konzerviranje građevine. Same građevinske radove na konzervaciji platilo je društvo prijatelja dubrovačke starine, sve drugo mi iz svog špaga.’

Nakon što su očistili prostor terase s crkvicom, dohvatili su se dijela starog karavanskog puta, koji se nije vidio od raslinja. Uklonili su s njega odronjene stijene i koristili ih za gradnju međa, podzida i terasa te ga dijelom osigurali novom ogradom. Tako su put koji je sam po sebi vrhunska vrijednost djelomično vratili u funkciju, a Parku Orsula s donje strane osigurali romantičan pješački pristup iz Grada.

Na pitanje kako je rješavao uređenje prostora, Vidak odgovara: ‘Ako voliš prirodu, ona ti sama kaže kako trebaš. Pratiš izohipsu kako ćeš postaviti među, maslina te zove da je oslobodiš drače… To ide samo. Nikad nisam bio sretniji u životu, i po kiši i po snijegu sam radio, pomagali su mi prijatelji, a i moja djeca Marin i Đivo su često bili ovdje.’

Rezultat je pripitomljen prostor s nizom jednostavnih staza s klupicama, amfiteatrom i malom terasom s crkvicom. Dok sam petnaestak minuta fotografirao Orsulu u zalazak, silueta dvoje mladih stajala je nepomično kao kip od bronce. Iza njih je, umjesto fototapete, stajao živi Grad na kojem su pulsirala slabašna svjetla. Na drugoj strani se mračilo, pa sam mogao dobro doživjeti impresivan opis puta preko Orsule Ivana Kukuljevića Sakcinskog iz 1856, koji nam je Andro Vidak naizust izgovorio, iz glave.

Nastavili smo razgovor uz mali kiosk na ugibalištu uz Jadransku magistralu, koji s gornje strane oivičuje park. Malo su ga ometali komarci, a još više turisti gladni osnovnih informacija. Pitamo ga je li tako stalno. Potvrđuje. Kaže da je predlagao turističkim vlastima da u suradnji s njima doda svojim sadržajima informativni punkt, ali da one nisu pokazale zanimanje za suradnju.

Park Orsula prelazi u novu fazu. Po danu bi trebalo biti izletište s predivnim vidikovcem, a navečer mjesto s glazbenim i kazališnim priredbama. Kako će se razvijati, teško je reći jer to ovisi o mnogo pitanja od kojih su neka, poput atmosferskih prilika, izvan ljudskih utjecaja. No, dubrovačka javnost ga bez podjela pozitivno vrednuje. Neformalno se tjednima pronose pozitivne informacije o Orsuli, što se ovih dana nastavilo i u lokalnim medijima. Iako se radi o privatnom projektu, svi ga smatraju važnim prinosom općim interesima. To je sasvim suprotno od loše prostorne politike po kojoj je Dubrovnik došao na loš glas u cijeloj Hrvatskoj, pa i šire.

Dok se žare večernja svjetla, koja pozlaćuju nabore krajolika od Cavtata do Šipana, čovjek se ne može sjetiti nijednog argumenta protiv Vidakove tvrdnje da je u pitanju najljepši vidikovac na Jadranu, sa 270 stupnjeva čiste fantazije.

 

 

 

 

 

GALERIJA – Museum of LOVE & Gudački kvartet Sorkočević

dubrovniktv.net – Otvoren Mali glazbeni festival u parku Orsula

GALERIJA – Mali glazbeni festival Park Orsula – Gruhak

about the historical site

Park Orsula, Dubrovnik

Beautiful scenes that stretch from the locality around the church of Sv. ORSULA, which dates from the 14th century, attract numerous domestic and foreign tourists. The view from the gazebo located on a cliff, 200 meters above sea level, is truly breathtaking.

Old Dubrovnik always built their churches and chapels in places of special significance and message. In the middle of the 14th this century, built by the church in honor of St. ORSULA (Ursula) patroness of virgins and virgin purity. It was built by his will Dubrovkinja Tole Del Silvestro in 1348 years.With the cult of St. Ursula is tied to the legend of the 4th century England, the royal daughter, raped and murdered. The church was dedicated to this saint as a memorial to all the girls who were abused throughout history, at that point, jump into the abyss, completed his suffering … just for her, all of the inhabited part of Dubrovnik called Orsula.We invite you all, friends and supporters of the park Orsula as such, the opening evening of LJ. games, 10.07.2011, and after it and each of the following to the end of the summer, spend with us to slowly music from our workshops and a cold drink from our tobacco shop.

Every day the park can be visited from 8:00 h to 24:00 h.Admission is free and the instructions and information, contact the kiosk / reception of the park where the staff performs 24-hour duty.

about the music festival

Orsula Park
Open Air Stage – Archaeological Site – Panoramic GazeboAfter six years of passionate and continuous work of a small group of enthusiasts, lovers of nature and heritage of the Dubrovnik Old City, headed by the project’s initiator and leader Andro Vidak, Orsula Park was opened for visitors.

This wonderfully cultivated district – which naturally blends with the existing gazebo on the Adriatic Highway above the Orsula area, offering a magnificent view of the Old City and the surroundings – abounds in valuable historic materials, intriguing legends and positive energy. Apart from being a place where one can enjoy nature and the view, the park was conceptualised as a unique open air stage for cultural and entertaining events, some of which will be organised already in August.Orsula Park Music Festival programme:

  • 5 and 6 August: 2 concerts of the Gruhak Band (Dubrovnik), beginning at 10.00 pm; on the first day the band will perform the arrangements and on the second its own songs.
  • 8 and 9 August are reserved for serious music. The Sorkočević String Quartet will give two thematically different concerts.
  • 11 and 12 August: Kontrapunkt (Zagreb) – «JAZZ for the new generations». The first evening is reserved for Eddie Ramich and Jogarde, and the second for the famous British producer Zed Bias.
  • 17 and 18 August: The Valetudo Band (Dubrovnik) will present its new album and make a video of the live performance
  • Numerous guest performers include Rambo Amadeus, as well as the concerts of vocal groups SUBRENUM, Ragusa Vechia, Mareta, the female vocal group FA Linđo…

Transport by the Libertas busses will be organised for all performances.
The park is opened for visitors on a daily basis from 8.00 am to 12.00 midnight. The entrance is free. Information available 24 hours a day at the park reception desk.

Stvar funkcionira..

Evo krenuli smo. Odradili smo prve 2 svirke. Najviše pažnje smo posvetili neprimjetnim ali jako bitnim stvarima kao što su: sigurnost, gospar Mato čiji je zadatak redarstvo na parkingu, 5-6 cura prijateljica koje su strateški raspoređene da spriječe pišanciju “đemudrago”, opušcima, smeću, kušinima, vodi, struji, čistoći kemijskih zahoda, autobusima itd..

Scena je tehnički  malo skromnija i to me počelo kopkat i činit nervoznim čim je krenulo. Zapravo ideja i nije bila rasturati odmah u početku u tom smijeru i razbacivat novac. Vazda je bilo koliko para toliko muzike.. Zvuk je solidan no ja želim još bolji. Zvuk na Orsuli u budućnosti mora bit takav da svaki  posjetitelj, pa i potpuni  laik, sa sobom ponese oduševljenje.  Nije lako razglas montirat na onako kosi teren u žbunje i jamčit kvalitetu na prvu. Idealnu poziciju ćemo pronać ali treba nam  svirki…. Zato sve ovo i radimo. Tražimo, provamo i  testiramo.

Inače, prihvat posjetitelja  funkcionirao je bez problema.

Hvala svima koji su svojom nazočnošću uveličali ovaj lijepi početak!

Dubrovnik – Park Orsula

If the planet Earth is music, then Park Orsula is it’s primal blues. The Old City of Dubrovnik on your right, island Lokrum in front of you, small city of Cavtat looming in the distance on your left and the remains of one old church will paint the most beautiful picture, write the most beautiful story and play the most beautiful music in your heart and soul. (Imagine scene from the movie “Amadeus” when Salieri is describing Mozart’s music).
Park Orsula is made as an open summer music theater and this year there was organized a “Small summer festival Park Orsula” which will continue in the coming years.
History of this place is, as well, very interesting. Church remains goes back to the 14th century. It was made in honor of the Holy Orsula, protector of virgins and virgin purity. That location was, for a long period, the only road to Dubrovnik.
For more “blues” check Park Orsula’s web page: http://www.parkorsula.du-hr.net

Croatian tourism is not interested in the most beautiful view over the Adriatic

Dubrovnik landscapes are outlined in a ring of saints who successfully kept watch for centuries over the city. Most of the people of Dubrovnik are grateful to them, which they show with regular ceremonies. Some, however, are ignored. Such is Orsula: a place with an empty name, although no doubt crucial in the Dubrovnik area. We were warned through his profject of this by Andro Vidak, a Dubrovnik entrepreneur for whom destiny requires that he situates his dream there.

 

The importance of ORSULA is in the fact that it was the only land access to Dubrovnik until the arrival of Napoleon’s empire in the early 19th century. Sv. Orsula (Ursula), protector of girls, and a ravine 200 meters deep, with breaks in the sea, is connected with the place from which they threw disgraced and discarded Dubrovnik girls. We can assume that the thugs among influential gentlemen were not great advocates of Sv. ORSULA, but we’ll let the historians answer the crucial question of the Dubrovnik calendar of saints where the patron of female cleanliness has faded along with other ancillary questions such as why the problem is pushed out of public consciousness, why none of the victims were not impose at least as a local heroine, etc.

We will not deal with either the most recent Croatian history, the transition, but only to invoke it as a framework for better understanding of the story, as is the case with the previous frame of the saints. If anything has marked the transition of Croatia, it is the unbelievable looting of public goods. Much of the goods belong to a few people. When it comes to matching some large companies, they use marketing to call it this or that empire, but when it comes to seizing exceptional physical property, called it a dream of this or that.
Andro Vidak develops his little dream of the revitalization of the forgotten historical value of ORSULA. His project is not realized by snatching others, but with hard and honest work he returns to the landscape what belonged to us all.
Orsula is a smaller sloping terrace on the southeastern tip of Srđa. Above it is the top of Žarkovica, and in the abyss below, it is the sea with Lokrum. This place was chosen by Andro Vidak for his business. For years, he says, he was walking the hills with his dog, looking for a piece of space which large capital has not noticed or that was not given to a foreign investor to „save” us. Had no money and no one’s financial support. He chose Orsulu, not knowing what the administrative and business aspects of finding sites for the finalization of the project means. Four years it took him to arrange paperwork, a further two for his efforts to become visible enough to be able to illustrate the contours of sleep. Within the park Orsula, as it was called, situated on the lookout which is privately owned, he recently initiated the first activities of cultural tourism.
The first year he spent in resolving legal-property issues, and for months he waited for confirmation that the land is not mined. Then, in the site which was derelicted for hundreds of years he invested hundreds of hours, not counting on the help of others, friends and occasional employed workers. When would clear the thick bushes that would grow after who knows what fire, he would find garbage, stoves, construction waste.
“The whole of Croatia will grow into the weeds next to the administration, and sometimes I think that its job is just to share the reward itself. More than once  in four years I was told there the case is so complicated that not even someone much stronger would easily resolve it. Or, e, my boy, there is so much in the thistle which needs to be renewed, so why would you pick this? It would kill the biggest optimist, but it could not kill me, “said Vidak, trying to reduce criticism to a minimum.
“It was difficult, but interesting: every meter of cleaned space has brought a new discovery. Beneath the layers of half a meter that we dug up some stairs, then you literally start digging with your nails, you can hardly wait for a new day to continue”, he says.
“When I came to the ruins of the church, where there was a rusty car hood, I did not know if this is luck or misfortune. I informed Conservation Institute, and they did not even have it recorded in the list of monuments. They were pretty skeptical that there was anything I could do concerning the complicated procedure. The procedure followed: Geodetic shot that the architect took of the existing situation, based on that I got permission for an archaeological survey, whose results we have put in a historical context. ” The church, according Vidak, was built by the will Dubrovnik womanTolle del Silvestrou from 1348 . In it people were buried until approximately  1430, it was destroyed in the earthquake of 1667. and restored, and lost its function after the destruction in the Russian-Montenegrin attack in the early 19th Century:
“All the above was necessary that we start restoring the building. It is the only thing paid by the state, all others were paid by himself, with partial assistance of property owners.”
After they cleared the terrace space with the church, they grabbed the part of the old caravan route, which is not seen due to the vegetation. They removed from it separated rocks and used them to build boundaries, retaining walls and terraces and ensured it as a part of the new fence. Thus, the path itself is excellent value which partially restored its function, and the park Orsula at the bottom ensures romantic pedestrian access from the City.
When asked how he dealt with interior design, Vidak replied: “If you love nature, she herself says that you need. You follow the contour line that you set as a border, and the olives call for you to free it from the thorn rid … It just goes. I’ve never been happier in my life , and I worked in the rain and snow, I was helped by my friends and my children and Marin and Đivo were often here. “
The result is a tame space with a number of simple paths with benches, an amphitheater and a small terrace with a church. As I was taking pictures of Orsula for about fifteen minutes at sunset, silhouette of a young couple stood motionless as a bronze statue. Behind them is a city with afaint pulsating light. On the other side was darkness, so I could well experience an impressive description of the way through ORSULA by Ivan Kukuljevića Sakcin from 1856, of which Andro Vidak spoke wildly, from the head.
We continued to talk along a small kiosk along the main road, which on the upper side was enriched by a park. It was a little disturbed by mosquitoes, and even more by tourists hungry for basic information. We ask him if it is always like this. He confirms. He says he proposed that the tourism authorities in collaboration with him add an info desk, but they have not shown interest in cooperation.
Park Orsula enters a new phase. During the day it should be a excursion place resort with a magnificent vista point, and in the evening a place with musical and theatrical performances. As it will be developed, it is difficult to say because it depends on many issues, some of them, such as atmospheric conditions, are outside of human influence. However, Dubrovnik sees  it without division of positive values. Informally for weeks the positive information about ORSULA has been spreading, which these days has continued in the local media. Although it is a private project, all say it is important to yield the general interest. This is the opposite of bad spatial policy according to which Dubrovnik came into disrepute in Croatia and beyond.
While the evening lights glow, which cover in gold the landscape from Cavtat to Šipan, one cannot think of any argument against Vidaković’s claims that it is a beautiful view over the Adriatic Sea, with 270 degrees of pure fantasy.

Andro Vidak – Građani o Gradu – DuTV – 02.08.2011

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Dubrovnik for a present received a new park which was worked on for six years

Six years Andro Vidak, with great will and persistence, with his bare hands he worked on Vidikovac, he built a park on Orsula, with huge physical and intellectual effort and without any political background.

He did it: since 2003 he for the rare left over places which were left out of interest of big capital confirmed the state in the Land Records in order to, with his only capital, start with realization.

The ruins of the church of Marija Orsula he discovered in a century old bush when he thought that area was mines.
He was helped a lot by friends who moved the weeds from the abandoned site. He wanted to do everything legally and spent four years on paperwork, and when finding the church on a location with a view which leaves one breathless, he immediately informed conservators.
For the renewal of the church there was nobody interested even though the church was the patron of maidens and virgin cleanliness, which was build in 1348 on the former caravan trail which was the only connection of the republic with the rest of the world.
That site was named after the church who after coming from the hinterland was the first object for the passengers. The beautiful view of the city was the last thing many unhappy girls and women saw when by jumping into the hope they committed suicide in the attempt to save their stained honor.
Vidak is planning on finished the ambient theater which is God-given for outdoor performances, shows but also for meditation. It would be nice when the initiator of the construction of the part would join with the responsible from the city and County as well as the citizens themselves who from boredom often “don’t know what to do with themselves”.

Radio Ragusa 31.7.2011- Interview – Andro Vidak

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