Impressions of Belgrade and Serbia (and some occasional vacation photos!) by a long-term ex-pat.
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why the name is great war island?
Now that, my friend, is a GORGEOUS photograph. Brings tears to my eyes. V
An incredibly beautiful photo. Lovely compositionAn Arkies Musings
Great shot! Nice balance on the top and bottom of the frame.
As I scrolled down, I thought it could be 3 different photographs and all of them would be great - the branch/leaves with the island, the birds with the island, the couple/shore with the birds - all with a different feel. Excellent work there.
How lovely - beautiful soft colours, the light is gorgeous. Spring arrived here today - gorgeous sunshine, long may it last...
Thanks that you created such blog!One year ago I decided for a lonely trip to Serbia and Montenegro. I was very impressed and felt a lot of sentiment to this place which is a bit forgoten by Europe.I thought that name of this island on Dunabe is Ostrov Velikovo.Is it yours Petit Bruxellois dog?
Alaya and Hygienist, this is what Wikipedia says about Great War Island:"The island gained its militant name because throughout the history Great War Island was an important strategic point either for the conquest or the defense of Belgrade. In 1521 when Belgrade was under siege by Turkish forces, the majority of their attacks on Belgrade fortress were launched from the island. In liberating Belgrade in 1806 the rebel army headed by Karađorđe also used the island for military purposes, as the Serbian artillery with 500 soldiers was bombing the Kalemegdan fortress from there. During the offensive in 1915 by Austria-Hungary against Belgrade, Austria-Hungary forces used the island to launch their attacks."
THere is so much in this picture!And thanks for telling us what's hidden behing the name of "Great War."
The leaves look like nature's chandelier!
Spring can't be far away.
There's a period of spring that reminds me of fall and this photo calls that to mind.
Great photo. It'll soon be spring over there!
This is so peaceful ... and there are still autuomn leaves on the trees ...
A very nice and peaceful picture.
a great composition...
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