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Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a pleasant if unspectacular city, whose friendly and laid-back atmosphere belie the fact that the country was at war a mere quarter century ago. The city is modern and developed, with a plethora of beautiful churches, the most dominant being the Saint Sava Temple with an as yet unfinished interior.  The outwardly unassuming Alexander Nevsky Cathedral probably has the most beautiful and colourful interior, while the Ruziça Church on Kalemegdan has chandeliers made from bullets and swords. The city's history is exemplified at Kalemegdan, a large ascending park at the top of the old city whose summit hosts the Belgrade Fortress. The open military museum here allows one to walk amongst divisions of tanks and rocket launchers while marvelling at the huge dinosaurs in the Jurassic kids park nearby. The Victor Monument overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers provides a classic sunset venue. The long city streets are replete with bountiful shops and eateries, Skadarska being a popular evening destination with its cobbled streets and live music. Lots of museums too, we only had time to enjoy the impressive art collection, including many by Yugoslavian artists, at the National Museum. We thank the friendly and helpful inhabitants of Belgrade and their tasty food; it made our short visit enjoyable despite the oppressive heat. 

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Postcards From Belgrade

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Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is a pleasant if unspectacular city, whose friendly and laid-back atmosphere belie the fact that the country was at war a mere quarter century ago. The city is modern and developed, with a plethora of beautiful churches, the most dominant being the Saint Sava Temple with an as yet unfinished interior.  The outwardly unassuming Alexander Nevsky Cathedral probably has the most beautiful and colourful interior, while the Ruziça Church on Kalemegdan has chandeliers made from bullets and swords. The city's history is exemplified at Kalemegdan, a large ascending park at the top of the old city whose summit hosts the Belgrade Fortress. The open military museum here allows one to walk amongst divisions of tanks and rocket launchers while marvelling at the huge dinosaurs in the Jurassic kids park nearby. The Victor Monument overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers provides a classic sunset venue. The long city streets are replete with bountiful shops and eateries, Skadarska being a popular evening destination with its cobbled streets and live music. Lots of museums too, we only had time to enjoy the impressive art collection, including many by Yugoslavian artists, at the National Museum. 

We thank the friendly and helpful inhabitants of Belgrade and their tasty food; it made our short visit enjoyable despite the oppressive heat. 
St Micahel's Cathedral atop Belgrade's skyline.
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St Micahel's Cathedral atop Belgrade's skyline.

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Sunset over the Sava seen from the Victor Monument on Kalemegdan.
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Sunset over the Sava seen from the Victor Monument on Kalemegdan.

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The Victor Monument (Pobednik).
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The Victor Monument (Pobednik).

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Rocket launcher with Sahat Tower in the background. 
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Rocket launcher with Sahat Tower in the background. 

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Graves of national heroes, Kalemegdan.
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Graves of national heroes, Kalemegdan.

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Prince Michael on horse back in front of the National Museum.
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Prince Michael on horse back in front of the National Museum.

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St Mark's Church.
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St Mark's Church.

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Old Royal Palace.
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Old Royal Palace.

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The New Palace.
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The New Palace.

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National Assembly of Serbia.
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National Assembly of Serbia.

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Saint Sava Temple.
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Saint Sava Temple.

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Ruziça Church.
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Ruziça Church.

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Kalemegdan and Victor Monument at dusk.
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Kalemegdan and Victor Monument at dusk.

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Kneza Mihaila Street.
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Kneza Mihaila Street.

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Skadarska.
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Skadarska.

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Nikola Pasic Square.
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Nikola Pasic Square.

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

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An Orphan at His Mother's Grave, 1888, by Uroš Predic, in the National Museum.
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An Orphan at His Mother's Grave, 1888, by Uroš Predic, in the National Museum.

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Found a little taste of home :)
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Found a little taste of home :)

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StephenJul 9, 2018 01:15 AM

Amazing stuff.I know my way around a camera but u guys are just an inspiration.

Alpha Whiskey PhotographyJul 9, 2018 01:22 AM

Many thanks Stephen! :)

RonJul 9, 2018 08:40 AM

Thank you, Nice images. love the casual feel. Always enjoy your posts. Cheers R

Alpha Whiskey PhotographyJul 9, 2018 08:48 AM

Thank you Ron :)

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