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Nenad N. Bach in Lipik
By Nenad N. Bach
Published on 07/11/2008
 Dr. Marica Topić, director of the City Hospital of the town of Lipik, with Nenad N. Bach. We invite you to read about this Croatian town which was totally destroyed in 1991, visited by Nenad in June 2008. Lipik is famous for its Lipizzan horses, a part of which was returned home in 2007.

First visit to Lipik, part 1

I was mesmerized, simply by being so close to perfection.
Beautiful Lipizzaners, finally at home in Lipik, Croatia

Lipik's mayor Antun Haramija and Nenad Bach.

A briefing about the history and present of Lipik. Informative and cordial at the town hall. Lipik opened its heart. Mato Čačić, and Nenad Bach,

Mato Cacic is one of the most prominent Croatian expert on Lipizzaners. Mr. Cacic was instrumental in now famous Return of Croatian Lipizzaners from Serbia, stolen in the war.

The beauty of Lipizzaner is evident more so in the real life than in the photos. I love this horses. How they behave and how elegant they are.

Strolling with famous Dr. Marica Topic. Tough and sweet. Croatian War Hero. Croatians around the world are specially proud of her and the role she had in Vukovar Hospital. I was deeply honored by briefly meeting her. Simplicity is quality of great people.

Ivo Puscenik, former Mayor of Lipik Stjepan Horvat and Nenad Bach

Stjepan Horvat, Nenad Bach, Ivan Puscenik and Goran Puscenik, in discussion.

Nenad Bach and Ivan Puscenik.

Ivan was "guilty" of bringing me to Lipik and I thank him for the opportunity to see this gorgeous small town in the Heart of Croatia.

Lipik Orphanage rebuilt with the help of Colonel Mark Cook. Little that I've seen, I've seen a lot of love coming form teachers and children.

Mr. Mark Cook at the opening of Children's Orphanage in Lipik, 1993

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First visit to Lipik, part 2

Mato Cacic, Nenad Bach, Antun Haramija, Stjepan Horvat, Ivan Puscenik and Frank Westerman. Looking at Kursalon that was destroyed in Serbian aggression 1991.

Nenad Bach and Mayor Antun Haramija (photo taken by Nenad Bach from his right hand)

Nenad Bach and Antun Haramija inside Kursalon.

Jadranka Sirovica with her children's choir. They sang "Lipik, grade moj", "Lipik, my town".
Children from left to right: Vlatko Sirovica, Glorija Novokmet, Ana Novokmet, Arijan Karačić, Tamara Prohaska, Danijela Prohaska, Vedrana Cah, Zvjezdana Cah, Timotej Prohaska

Frank Westerman, Jadranka Sirovica, Glorija Novokmet, Vlatko Sirovica, Arijan Karačić, Nenad Bach, Ana Novokmet, Tamara Prohaska, Danijela Prohaska, Vedrana Cah, Timotej Prohaska and Zvjezdana Cah.

Jadranka Simunovic - Katunar, Dejan Ilicic, Darian Husko, Ivan Puscenik, Ivana Bukvic, Nenad Bach, Goran Puscenik, Srecko Belac, Frank Westerman, Anita Major, Antun Haramija, Stjepan Horvat and Mate Cacic.

Nenad Bach being interviewed.

Sanda Ivanovic, Nenad Bach and Ivan Puscenik walking through Lipik.

Stable in Lipik built in 1938.

Antun Haramija, Stjepan Horvat, ivan Puscenik, Nenad Bach and Mato Cacic

Darian Husko, Anita Major, Stjepan Horvat, Jadranka Simunovic - Katunar, Antun Haramija, Mato Cacic, Nenad Bach, Ivan Puscenik, Sanda Ivanovic, Dejan Ilicic, Ivana Bukvic and Srecko Belac

Photos by Mario Barac, Dejan Ilicic, Sanda Ivanovic.

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