A little tour of Belgrade – for Belinda
A wonderfull lady named Belinda at busymindthinking is experiencing the world through our eyes. This miny tour of my city is for you Belinda. You are a daily inspiration for me, you are a living,breathing, fighting monument of strenght, love, compassion, honesty and faith.
This is a look through my window. I live in the part of Belgrade called New Belgrade. This is one of our new bridges, built only recently
If you were here, I would most certanly take you to our most famous, most crowded pedestrian street called Knez Mihajlova street. Here is a rainy day atmosphere of it
Knez Mihajlova is conjoined to a square, called The Republic Square. This square is the most popular meet-up, wait for me there place for longtime lovers, blind dates, friends, visitors, strangers. The statue that you see is the statue of Prince Mihailo Obrenovic, but nowadays people just call it The Horse. There is so many people always waiting for someone on this square that finding who you need and is waiting for you became a hard task, so people divided the meet-ups in two ways: at The Horse and Under the clock. The addition of that clock tower was a blessing, it added to the whole waiting atmosphere and people love it.
On the same square is the National Museum. This is a close-up of it.
Knez Mihajlova is full of these wonderfull, magical, secret passages, alleys, which are filled with restaurants, shops and coffee places.
This is the entrance to one of my favourite sights. This is the church of Saint Marco and I think it is gorgeous. A lot of tourists get dissapointed that it is not sparkly and shiny or whatever, but I think it is a beautiful building that in these commercial times managed to stay true to it’s purpose – being a sanctuary for people seeking faith.
Close-up of the door
Here is how it looks inside. Everyone is welcome to enter, take a look and purchase rosaries or light candles for the living and the dead. The entrance is ofcourse free!
This is our Municipality building. As our country and our goverment – it is perpetualy under construction.
A snapshot of the city name and a restaurant facade on the Student square
Evenings are beautiful on the Kalemegdan fort
One of the gates on Kalemegdan at night
The statue you see here is called “The Victor” It is one of the main sights to see when you find yourself here. It is at the Kalemegdan fort, overlooking how Danube and Sava rivers meet.
After a long day of walking, sight-seeing, shopping, I would take you to my favourite hang out place, an irish Pub called “The Three Carrots”. Besides rejuvenating and creative alchoholic beverages, they have the best damn parfe I ever tried.
There is a million more places you could see in Belgrade – all beautiful, all ugly, veiled in a mixture of blood, happiness, spite and pride. Old and new history here mixes on the street, but I really only wanted to share photos I personaly took. I promise I will make more and make you visit my city once again!
Hope you enjoyed!