Impressions of Belgrade and Serbia and maybe photos from an in-country trip by a long-term ex-pat.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
FIRST TOWN HOSPITAL
This beautiful building is not far from me. I only know it as being the place where I go for a medical exam to renew my driver's license.
However, while walking the dog I passed and saw a sign First Town Hospital. I looked it up and you can read about it right here. It was constructed in 1868 as the first official hospital building. There is a museum inside now that I must visit.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The Parliament Building
In the US it's Saint Patrick's Day. There are some Irish pubs here and the cinematheque had scheduled an Irish film festival...but because of the coronavirus, events have been cancelled.
There's some green in this photo... ;)
If you want to watch a great film though, try WAKING NED DEVINE. You won't regret it. Great film. Outside the US, it's just Waking Ned.
Monday, March 16, 2020
MONDAY MURALS--Sweet, no, STREET dreams
Big and bold. I think that's an ice cream sandwich on the right...
See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
The night tree
Not just a night tree of course, but I'd passed by quite a few times in the daytime and never really noticed its face. Should have saved it for Halloween, but that's far away.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--St. Marko's cathedral
Just a pretty reflection, that's it.
See others on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER
The Brothers Grimm's The Elves and the Shoemaker was a favorite fairy tale of mine. I was delighted to see elves in this shoemaker's shop.
The sign reads 'buckle changing' and 'heel changing'.
Monday, March 2, 2020
Looking toward Skadarlija
Skadarlija, or Belgrade's Bohemian quarter or at least was in the past, is a place I've shown you before. Most recently was a shot of the now defunct beer factory you see with the mural on the wall.
I was enjoying an ice cream break (the weather's been that warm) outdoors and snapped the photo looking up the street.
Sunday, March 1, 2020
THEME DAY--MUNICIPAL BUILDING
Here's a current and older shot of Belgrade's original municipal building, which now houses the Yugoslav film archives. Awfully hard to get a decent recent photo because of all those darn cars parked there.
Here's a little history:
The Belgrade Town Hall now has the status of the cultural monument. It was built around 1846, during the reign of Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, and was located on the site of the former Great bazaar, which later became the venue of the administrative and educational life of the capital.
See other Theme Day Posts on THEME DAY.
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)
A BIT OF PROVENCE
No, I am not in Provence....but wish I were. This is some lavender which thrives in a nearby park. I love the scent.