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.

MONDAY MURALS--talking, texting, and a strawberry

 Cafes here are now open, inside and out with the former having limited seating, but before that you just had to  grab a bench where you fou...