crveni krst

In 1595 the Ottoman Grand Vizier, Sinan Pasha, burned the relics of Saint Sava, somewhere on the Vračar hill.

After two centuries, the exact location remained unknown.

A majority of scholars agreed on a location on top of the hill, where the Hram Svetog Save now sits.

According to some, the Serbian publisher Gligorije Vozarović (1790–1848) erected a wooden cross in the area to mark what he thought was the exact location.

There is controversy about this because some historians contend that Saint Sava’s relics weren’t burned here, nor on the place where the Cathedral of Saint Sava was erected, but near the present-day Tašmajdan park.

The emerging settlement here gradually became known as Vozarov Krst.

The Association of Saint Sava later replaced the wooden cross with a new, red one and gave the district its present name Crveni Krst (Serbian for “Red Cross”).

For me, it is a beautiful slice of belgradestreets.

A small quiet square.

People sitting, talking, waiting, loving.

Trolley buses passing through.

Buses turning for the journey back to Zemun.

Crowds filling the streets after the theatre performance.

Peace and life on belgradestreets.

parked
parked
fenced
fenced
posted
posted
fueled
fueled
turned
turned
crossed
crossed
fulfilled
fulfilled
loved?
loved?
fed
fed
expressed
expressed
pointed
pointed
rested
rested
inspired?
inspired?

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