I'm a bit late on this one, since the blossoms in this tree are all but gone. The sparrow is the mascot of Belgrade, and this little fellow looks quite proud and happy among these flowers.
A legend linked to this small bird says that during the Ottoman siege
of Belgrade in the 15th century a sparrow was found shot in the heart
with two arrows. Since then, it has been said that Belgrade is as
indestructible as the sparrow. The bird was chosen as the symbol of Belgrade because it is small but
capable of soaring to great heights, and thus stands for the Belgrade
A sad sight for me. Plato bookstore has been here just about as long as I have. It's been closed down now, for accumulated debts, and you can read about it if you click right here. Word is that it will be made into a theater; let's see. Don't you just love the pillar on the right? I hope this facade remains.
I'm an American woman who's lived and worked in Serbia for over 35 years. I've come to love the people with all their idiosyncrasies, and created this blog to help break some of the negative press about Serbs. I take requests for photos!