Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Toot your flute!
Last Saturday night ended the Eurovision song competition that Belgrade hosted this year. During the preceding week, there were more activities and souvenir sellers than usual on Belgrade's pedestrian street, Knez Mihailova. Here are some flutists playing their instruments, and hoping to sell some too. Two of them are wearing the typical Serbian hat called a Šajkača (SHY-kah-cha). Elderly ethnic Serbs in Serbia, Republika Srpska and Montenegro especially in the villages, wear the hat on everyday basis, since it has become a political pro-Serb sign. You can read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sajkaca The gentleman in the front is also wearing typical Serbian shoes called opanci (OH-pahnt-see). I'll be posting a more detailed photo of those later on.