Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Here's a photo of part of Kalemegdan fortress with Ivan Meštrović's (died 1962) famous statue The Victor (Pobednik). The statue, now a symbol of Belgrade, was originally intended to stand in the center of Belgrade, but in 1928 protests against having a naked male statue downtown resulted in its being placed in Kalemegdan, a public park!

1 comment:

Jilly said...

Welcome to the Daily Photo family, Bibi. Look forward to your posts. I love the humour of this post - so everyone left the centre to sit in the park at gaze as a male nude. Love it!

Just as well the Italians didn't feel the same about Michelangelo's David!