Grids, lines, patterns, symbolism. Symmetry. Asymmetry. Lone man steps out. Open bins. Closed shutters. Circular balconies. Private boxes for the Kalemegdan show? Sorrowful eyes behind mosaic bars. Windows to the soul. Dvojka, chariot of the gods. These are belgradestreets.
Belgrade has earned its reputation as one of the party capitals of Europe. The EXIT festival, floating night clubs, dancing until dawn. Not only the very young know how to party on belgradestreets. This weekend there were various fairs, festivals, parties and other organised events filling the streets. For me this set of impromptu images, … Continue reading no jacket required
I know, it will be 33C again this week, but hey I'm sorry, nature considers the fall is here. Kalemegdan is one of my most loved parts of belgradestreets. Not a street, but the heart, lungs of this city? So, here are some images of the shift to the fall, however reluctant mother nature may … Continue reading fall in kalemegdan
Summer left, the rain poured down, autumn loomed. And err....then summer exploded back onto belgradestreets. Where else does the temperature bounce around between 11C and 33C in the space of a few days. Anyone remember the Danube freezing when we hit -25C and then only four weeks later it was t-shirts on for 24C? Where … Continue reading manjež defies the fall
A couple of weeks ago I dropped my gorgeous (and uninsured...) Nikon D700 just a few centimetres on to a stone floor. The sound of breaking glass was not great. My heart missed a beat or two. Thanks to the great people at Refot here in Belgrade, I was distinctly relieved (classic British understatement perhaps...) … Continue reading studentski trg
The script for my original post for this weekend developed an interesting plot twist. About which more in due course. Possibly. Reflecting on the reason for my change in plan, I decided to take a quiet stroll through one of Belgrade's many parks. I remember being surprised when first looking at Belgrade on Google Earth … Continue reading пионирски парк
one of the first places that most visitors find quickly on belgradestreets is Kalemegdan, the "field in front of the fortress" perfectly placed at the end of Knez Mihailova and its designer shops, bookshops, bars and cafes commanding a dramatic view over the confluence (..or ušće, and its eponymous shopping mall) of the mighty Sava … Continue reading kalemegdan
when I first arrived in Belgrade on the evening of 31 January 2011, the city was covered in a blanket of snow, ice and freezing fog... so far this Winter the weather has been comparably balmy...indeed on Monday, it felt like Spring... all that changed this morning when the city once again woke under a … Continue reading snow…снег…