Do you like to meditate to the sounds of the ocean? Or relax to a piece of music? Well, why not do both? The Sea Organ at Zadar is the only place in the world where the sea plays music. If you play the audio file below, you can listen for yourself, although I assure you that the ‘live’ experience is a thousand times more amazing (just like a CD being no comparison to seeing your favourite band in concert).
The Sound of The Sea Organ:
On the steps of the Sea Organ, life happens. People arrive alone to sit and stare out to sea, to read a book, to meditate, to write. Or they come as a couple to relax in each others’ company and experience something unique. It’s a popular place for wedding photographs, but also for fishing, swimming, and playing. You’re just as likely to catch a new bride adjusting her veil as a few locals eating their lunchtime sandwiches.
One warm afternoon I spent four hours sitting ‘on’ the sea organ. I initially felt a little guilty about ‘wasting time’ when there is so much to see in Zadar. However, I soon found an appreciation for the mindful relaxation and the chance to observe. People came, people went. The sun moved lower and lower in the sky. The activity of the day (tour groups, water lovers, scheduled photo shoots) slowly gave way to quieter moments towards dusk.
Here’s to stopping…and looking…and, more importantly, to seeing.