Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY--"O" is for "Offers, anyone?"

Any readers out there have a cool 11 million euros....or is it dollars....?  I guess if you've got that kind of cash, it doesn't matter.  Call one of the numbers on the lower photo and make an offer for the buildings belonging to the former Embassy of the United States of America, which was located on Belgrade's main thoroughfare, Kneza Milosa.  The Embassy moved a few months ago to a new location, which you can see a bit of on this link, the reason being that our embassies have to be a certain distance from the street.

It saddens me to see the upper photo.  For years after I came here, the Embassy was quite approachable.  Then came the sealed-up windows, the cement block barricades, a real guard booth, and even the closing of an adjacent street.  Residents of that street could enter, but you just couldn't drive down it.  The Embassy took on the appearance of a prison.

See other O's on Mrs.Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Daily Haiku 
Once upon a time
Welcoming not foreboding
Before and after


Luis Gomez said...

Looks great!

Lily Hydrangea said...

That is sad. Times certainly have changed. This looks like a real fortress.

Alexa said...

The old place has a bit more character than the new one—or at least it probably did before they had to turn it into a forbidding fortress.

Gaelyn said...

We could co-invest. Looks like it would make nice apartments. I like the architecture, except for the boarded windows.

Thérèse said...

Co-investing would be a good idea...