Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hidden beauty

In downtown Belgrade there are many modern buildings and also many old ones. The facades and stairways of the latter are either well maintained if the owners have the money to do so, or else are left to slowly deteriorate. I amuse myself by peeking through doorways of the more dilapidated buildings to see if it's worth a closer look inside. Often it is, as you can see by this treasure of a ceiling I found. Click on the photo to enlarge and appreciate the artwork more.

17 comments:

Hilda said...

That's very intriguing and well done too. I also like the banister — pretty.

USelaine said...

Marvelous artwork made even better by the framing of other building elements you've given it. The light is perfect.

Sara N said...

That is very nice.it is a diffrent shot and seems more beautiful because of your photographing!
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Rev. Milovan Katanic said...

Nice blog. I enjoyed your photos/comments. I'm a Serbian priest in the US (West PA). I was born in Sombor but grew up in the States.

Anyway, your pictures are beautiful. I'm going to have to visit again.

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful artwork! What do you suppose the numbers are in the painting. One appears to be the year 1906, but the others are a mystery to me.

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful and intriguing. "Louis" would like to know the story behind the painting. Very nice shot, Bibi!

Bibi said...

Hello, and thanks for your comments. Now you've made me curious. I will return to the building where this photo is, and see if I can find someone who can explain the painting's origin/meaning to me.

Mim said...

You live in an amazing country!

Virginia said...

It looks like you did get inside this lovely building. I love the angle of your shot. I even like the cracks in the plaster! The railing - beautiful.

Marie Reed said...

Peeking sure does have its perks!

babooshka said...

Older building are always worth a peek. A hidden treasure inside this doorway.

Petrea said...

I wonder how old it is?

soulbrush said...

oh this is so very beautiful. shows a bygone age.

Chuck Pefley said...

Certainly harks back to times more in tune with beauty and grace. I've always been amazed at European ceiling art!

Riccardo said...

I do the same when I walk in Venice. Outside building are old and in not good conditions... but looking inside through opened windows you can admire beautiful interiors

Becky said...

Wow! What a fantastic find! Keep it up. You're fortunate to have so many buildings to look in. We don't here!

Kim said...

Thanks for remonding me of this beauty you shared! Yours is such a wonderful city to explore--so rich.
-Kim