Monday, October 27, 2008

Students' Square

This post is dedicated to Branka from Canada, who wrote that she often met with her friends in this park during her student days in Belgrade. This square is the city's oldest, dating from 1824 when the first attempt to regulate the city streets was made. Earlier on, it was the “grand market” inside a fortress on the main road to Istanbul. Now it's still on a heavily traveled street, although not one that leads to Istanbul, and the square is the last stop for all buses serving downtown Belgrade. The park is now more of a gathering place for dog walkers than students, though the Faculty of Math and Natural Sciences and the Philological and Philosophical Faculties are nearby. If you're wondering about the hammer and sickle, this is just some graffiti spray-painted by someone longing for days gone by!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Bibi.....xoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxox

You are a wonderful person. THANK YOU soooo much. I can't stop crying to compose much more. Time has certanly taken it's toll on the structure. The memories will last forever.

Love you!
Branka from Canada

Becky said...

This is a wonderful shot, Bibi. I like the woman with her colourful umbrella, and the gates are so majestic. The hammer and sickle add to the character of the photo. It's so wonderful that you can help people around the globe reconnect with happy memories. Makes me wish I could do the same!

Louis la Vache said...

Obviously you've made someone very happy with this post, Bibi!

;-)

Kris said...

Are there are lot of people longing for the 'good old days'?

MuseSwings said...

Another wonderful post to make someone happy! Made me happy too!

Jilly said...

What a beautiful entrance. Spectacular! The photo has further interest as the graffiti matches the umbrella! Lovely shot.

Marie Reed said...

What an imposing gate!

Webradio said...

This gate is very beautiful, and great...

Euh, chuttt, but "hammer and sickle" is cute... Smile...

soulbrush said...

yes it is majestic and that umbrella does it for me too.

Petrea said...

What a wonderful photo. It must be enlarged to be fully appreciated for its subtle reds. Truly beautiful.

rob said...

Petrea you are right. Enlarge it! Great shot!

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

I echo the others, gorgeous shot!

Tea Time With Melody said...

I like your choice of photos. Very nice blog you have here. I enjoyed looking around.

Jana said...

Beautiful shot!