Saturday, August 25, 2012

More crazy Belgrade street art

This final post from our vacation in Serbia is devoted to Belgrade street art. As I am back in New York and walking back from the Union Square Green Market this Saturday morning I do notice that there is still some graffiti to be found in Manhattan, albeit little of it, and mostly confined to building walls surrounding parking lots. It is not nearly as inventive and crazy as what one finds all over Belgrade these days.

From top to bottom:
: "Heroj Ulice" (Hero of the Street) at the corner of Takovska and 27 Marta, "Man playing music" on Ulica Majke Jevrosime, "Black and white mural" in Savamala, "Tentacled aliens and colorful jars on shelves" in Savamala, "Green man carrying his large head in a wheelchair", "City giant with building-sized teeth devouring trees", "Gay is OK!" in building courtyard, "Couple cavorting in space" near Trg Republike.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


In Topčider Park one finds plane trees which are some of the oldest ones in Europe. In 1831, Prince Miloš built his quarters here. Milošev Konak (the residence of Prince Miloš) can be visited and has some fascinating old photos of the residences of the Obrenović family in Serbia, dating back to the 19th century. Topčider is easily accessible from the center of Belgrade by tramway (on one of the very first tram lines built in Belgrade).

Picture from top to bottom: Top
čider Park, Milošev Konak (Mansion of Prince Miloš Obrenović), a stećak (traditional Serbian tombstone with engravings), details of the painted rooms in Milošev Konak, window in Milošev Konak, facade of the church in Topčider, detail of church.

One of my favorite memories of my  stay in Belgrade this summer
is of the fanstastic photo exhibit which we saw at Konak Kneginje Ljubice "Priča o Balkanu" (A Balkan Tale), sponsored by the Goethe-Institut.