Adriatic Sea's Natural Rhythm Makes Music Through 230-Ft Organ
Croatian architect Nikola Bašić is collaborating with the Adriatic sea to make mellifluous music. In 2005, he designed a 230-foot morse orgulje (or sea organ) that uses the rhythm of the waves to play a melody. On the surface, this creation may look like an ordinary set of white stone steps, but it's actually covered in various holes. These openings lead to chambers within the instrument that connect to 35 organ pipes. As the waves ebb and flow, air is pushed through the inner channels at the bottom of the stairs and out the upper whistle-holes that play sweet-sounding tunes. This makes for a harmonious alliance between man and nature.
The sea organ is located in Zadar, Croatia, which was devastatingly destroyed during World War II. During reconstruction, the city was filled with plain, concrete structures that did little to enhance the area's beauty. Thanks to Bašić's musical construction, artistic joy is being brought back to the 3,000-year-old city.