Monday, March 17, 2008

From Zemun looking toward Belgrade

No fear--I will soon be posting photos from Belgrade itself, but want you to get a feel for what surrounds the city. This is another picture of Zemun. During WWI in 1914, Zemun changed hands between Serbia and the Austro-Hungarian empire, finally ending up in Serbia in 1918 and became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, and then later Yugoslavia. So if you had visited Zemun from Belgrade prior to 1914, you'd have been abroad in just a short trip. This photo is taking from a hill above Zemun. Yesterday's photo would be a bit down the Danube to the left, and the city you can just see in the distance the actual city of Belgrade. We're getting closer! Belgrade offers excellent river tours, too. I love to go at sunset.

1 comment:

Chris W said...

Hello Pat!!

Good old Zemun. I really liked that part of town. There was a cool lighthouse type tower as I remember. I once set up a hash around that area and most of the people never knew how pretty parts of Belgrade were. All were delighted with the run.

Best wishes, Keep it up!

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