Thursday, October 21, 2010

Belgrade's High School No. 3

Belgrade's High School No. 3 was founded in 1859 and because of its architectural and historical value it became a cultural monument (while still a high school) in 1964. Pretty place, no?

14 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Wow, incredibly detailed architecture. Hope the modern day kids can appreciate that.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful architecture!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

It certainly has architectural value; it's incredible! I would be happy to go to school here...

richies said...

What a beautifully ornate building

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jelena said...

Oh yes, it is a beautiful building, a gem in our city.

Olivier said...

une tres belle entree, superbe pour une ecole

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Compared to most schools in the US, this is just amazing. Hey, it is amazing without any comparison! How fortunate to have preserved an architectural gem like this... love that it is a school!

Bises,
Genie

Daryl said...

slightly more ornate than Public School 104 or Junior High School 82 (both of which I attended)

Jacob said...

There is a slight resemblance to some of the big city high schools from my youth, but ours were not anywhere near this elegant with the statuary, etc.

This has a real sense of place and strength to it!

Virginia said...

A treasure! I hope they keep it well maintained inside and that the students are respectful. How fortunate they are.
V

knez011 said...

I went to elementary school next to it and it is indeed a very beautiful building. It was built in 1906. It is located in a quiet, "leafy" Njegoseva Street and has five pubs/coffee shops across the street. Many Belgraders who grew up there in the '80's fondly remember the lazy summer afternoons when the school was out, and the thick shade of lime trees covered the street. The area is also known as "Cvetni Trg" (the Flower Square) named after the nearby flower market.

Alexa said...

It's beautiful! I'll bet there's no graffiti here.
(My work colleague is curious about what the sign says exactly.)

Belgrader said...

Sign on left side reads:
Third Belgrade Gymnasium

Tash said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous.