< Rijeka, Croatia, European Capital of Culture photography by Rudolf Abraham
Photos of Rijeka, Croatia, by Rudolf Abraham. In February 2020, Rijeka was inaugurated as European Capital of Culture 2020. This industrial port was the first city in Croatia to be awarded the title of ECoC, its bid having successfully won over other hopeful candidates including the much, much better-known Croatian cities of Dubrovnik and Pula. Many of the projects and performances were tragically cut short by Covid-19. This gallery includes images of the Rijeka2020 opening performance of Opera Industriale, Finnish 'shouting' choir Mieskuoro Huutajat, Lungomare Art Project, portraits of Croatian rock band Let 3's frontman and bassplayer Mrle, and the annual Rijeka Carnival.