Sea Organ Steps

These look like normal steps at first, but when combined, it’s actually a 230-foot sea-organ in Croatia, which harnesses the energy of the winds and waters of the Adriatic sea to create hypnotizing, yet harmonized notes. The device was made by the architect Nikola Basic as part of the project to redesign the new city coast (Nova riva), and the site was opened to the public on April 15, 2005. In addition, white marble steps leading down to the water were built later. Concealed under these steps, which both protect and invite, is a system of polyethylene tubes and a resonating cavity that turns the site into a large musical instrument, played by the wind and the sea. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

“The site is a popular lunch-spot for tourists and locals alike, but it wasn’t always this way. After being completely devastated during WWII, the reconstruction of Zadar left it full of ugly concrete constructions, and among these was a long concrete shoreline. I think we can all agree that this organ was a huge improvement,” reports Bored Panda.