Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fading beauty

Kosančićev Venac (KOE-sahn-chee-chev VAY-nahts), with its cobblestone streets, is practically the oldest section of Belgrade outside the walls of the Kalemegdan fortress. From this point the new Serbian town, as opposed to the old Turkish one in the fortress, began expanding in the 1830s along the right bank of the Sava River. In 1971, Kosančićev Venac was officially named a cultural monument because it is the oldest Serbian settlement and the first developed administrative, cultural, spiritual and economic center of the city.

Despite that, this facade has looked absolutely the same for the entire time I've been here, and that's a long time.

8 comments:

Alexa said...

Beautiful, Bibi! Don't you love it when they leave it alone and allow it to age gracefully like this?

Thérèse said...

Sometimes I wonder if we should touch anything... when we see what's done in some parts of the worlds with restoration!
A beautiful wall.

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marley said...

Going, going almost gone!

Jacob said...

Very interesting! I love this photo! I would hope they would not let this deteriorate any further...perhaps restoration is in its future?

Marianne said...

Wonder what his point of view is... and what he's looking at...
A great old fading facade.

Jilly said...

Fading splendour. It's just beautiful and the pigeons are obviously at home.

Dolce Fooda said...

Oh! I know this sculpture well... and this part of the city... If you are Yankee in Balgrade, what am I... Begradzanka in the U.S:)Happy to find your blog... Are you still in BGD?