Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Houseboats on the Sava in New Belgrade

Yet another "around Belgrade" scene, this time on another part of the Sava River in New Belgrade. I love to walk my dog here. In this photo you see small houseboats, used mostly by fisherman, with one of Belgrade's river islands, Ada Medjica, in the background. You can check out this site for a fairly decent map of Belgrade that will show you where this photo was taken: http://solair.eunet.yu/~rabotic/map.htm I took it from the New Belgrade side, a bit down from the "S" in the river "Sava" that you can see! The word "Medjica" is an old word for "border", since this island was once located on the border between the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire...Belgrade has a turbulent history; more to come! "Ada" simply is another word for "island." Along the quay from where I took this photo, there are many floating restaurants and cafes (splavovi), for which Belgrade is also famous. Photo forthcoming!

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