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Cities: Beograd-Srbija (Belgrade-Serbia)

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    Posted: 14 July 2017 at 16:49
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Belgrade(Beograd, Serbian Cyrillic Београд) is capital of Republic of Serbia. It name means White-city or White-fortress. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was ruled by Celts, Romans, Serbs, Hungarians(Austro-Hungarians), Turks, and Serbs again.
A lot of people ask me what is difference between Beograd and Belgrade, first is modern form used in Serbian and some other similar languages. Belgrade is form used in English and other west European languages, derived from archaic form Belgrad.
Belgrade fortress is on the hill looking on the mouth of river Sava and the Danube. Initially city was built on right banks of these two rivers but, after WW II it grew on the left banks also. I won't bother you more for beginning, for more info about city there is wiki.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrade

And now a few pictures.

One of first pictures i took with my Sony a57 this winter.It was coldest winter i remember in my 34 years. Danube river was frozen almost entirely. This was taken from the right bank overlooking on the Great war island.




Saint Sava church (St. Sava temple), is the largest orthodox cathedral by surface. Dedicated to St. Sava first Serbian archbishop who start spreading Christianity among Serbs.




Roundabout in my neighbourhood with New Year/Christmas decorations.



Right bank of river Sava, near Belgrade fair. Overlooking bridges and downtown, and on the left bank is New Belgrade.



Also taken on the ground of Belgrade Fair. From second part of the 1990's Belgrade has some really good graffiti writers.




One more on Sava river from Belgrade Fair, from my favorite boat-pizza place. Now looking upstream, to Ada Ciganlija island and new Ada Bridge.




There is highway going through Belgrade from East-Southeast to West-Northwest. This three buildings are called East gate of Belgrade. Because they overlook highway on its entrance into Belgrade from the east.




Terazije square from one of it's many passages. Acros the street on the right side is Hotel Balkan one of the oldest hotels in Belgrade, unfortunately it isn't working for last 2-3 years. On the left side of the picture is Hotel Moskva (Moscow), oldest hotel in Belgrade that is still working as hotel.




Fiat 750 was made under licence in former Yugolsavia as Zastava 750 from 1955 until 1985. It was probably most popular car in ex-Yugoslavia, and one of most beloved domestic products.




Sunset from my window, overlooking Novi Beograd (New Belgrade) in the distance.





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Thank you
I think I will visit the white city one day!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2017 at 17:43
That's a very nice (but a bit chilly) introduction to Belgrade - thanks for sharing these images!

I can only hope that you will post some more images from warmer seasons as well!

It makes it easier to comment on images if you number them (a check for dirt on the sensor can also be a routine). My favorite (mostly for nostalgic reasons) is the image of the Zastava 750. Reminds me of my traveling through Yugoslavia when being a student.

And last but not least: Welcome to DYXUM!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dr. Harout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2017 at 19:10
A hearty welcome from me too and yes I would prefer photos of warmer days too.
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Thanks for welcoming me on the Dyxum.


@addy landzaat
If you plan to visit Belgrade, best time is April if it's not too rainy, but to be on safe side let say May and June, and usually September, and in some rare occasions October. July and August are usually like in oven. Until 2 days ago we had heat wave, some days it was over 40C.

@waldo_posth
Sorry for the cold introduction, but as I mentioned we had temperatures over 40C in previous days so picture from -20C looks like nice contrast.
Thanks for the tip to check the sensor I noticed now that smudge on the 7th picture.
I'm glad you liked Fića. Fića was nickname for Fiat 750, something like baby-Fiat in Serbian.

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I will post some pictures from my honeymoon on Santorini and Athens in May, and last month my wife and I were in Montenegro. But there is probably 2000-2500 pictures to pick out :)
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Some old pictures from 2011, not taken with sony/minolta equipment

1) A duck on quay of river Sava.



2)Most na Adi-Bridge on the Ada (Ada is short from "Ada Ciganlija" river island on river Sava in Belgrade). This bridge is specific because his two spans are not the same length. Span from right shore to pylon is much shorter than from left shore to pylon.



3)Fly fishing on Sava river on "Ada Međica" island. (in Serbia we often use Turkish word for island "ada" but for river islands only. We also use some other Turkish words because Serbia was occupied for almost 5 centuries by Ottomans).



4)Brankov most - Branko's bridge was built after WWII because the old bridge of King Aleksandar was destroyed during the war. It connects downtown of Belgrade with left shore of Sava river where today is New Belgrade, and before WWII there was only Belfgrade fair, and road to Zemun. On right side is tower of St. Michaels church - Saborna Crkva. Taken in 2008.



5)Stari savski most-"Old bridge on the Sava river" (shortest bridge on the Sava river in Belgrade) was built during WWII as temporary solution because Bridge of the king Aleksandar was destroyed. So the Germans that occupied Serbia at that time moved bridge that was on Tisa river to Belgrade. Afeter 75 years it is still "temporary" there :)
Also taken in 2008.

 



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