Monday, June 30, 2008

More Photos of Belgrade, Serbia (June 17-19, 2008)

Kalemegdan Fortress, on a hilltop overlooking the two rivers, was originally built by the Celts, expanded by the Romans, and then rebuilt in the middle ages and again in the 18th century
Today the fortress grounds have been converted into a military museum and a large park with tennis and basketball courts
Vendors sell popcorn (a very popular street food in Belgrade) and traditional crafts, while people relax in the shade of the trees in Kalemegdan Park
The 19th century "?" Cafe is one of Belgrade's oldest restaurants. Since it sits across the street from the Orthodox Cathedral, the cafe was once called the "Cafe at the Cathedral"; church leaders objected to the name, so the owner's temporary solution was to hang a "?" outside of the building. The name stuck.
Elegant buildings near the Orthodox Cathedral in Belgrade's Old Town
Sveti Sava has been under construction for more than 100 years and is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world

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