fresh flowers of all colours sold at the market
the faces of eastern europe
elderly women sells their wares at the market
piles of vegetables for sale at the market
piles of bright coloured fruits welcome you into the market place
the ideological conflict between serbia and kosovo is far from over, and graffiti throughout belgrade serves as a stark reminder. here the sign says 'kosovo is serbia' a sentiment promoted by the serbian government.
graffiti lines most buildings in downtown belgrade
dilapidated buildings are interspersed between new ones
almost every house is lines with geraniums, their bright colours bursting from every corner. late one afternoon i saw an old man diligently watering all the flowers through the wire mesh and it touched my heart.
flower boxes line all the windows in roofs of houses
there are more than 60 parks in belgrade, each with their own beauty
ancient trees line pathways within the parks
haunted faces in cast iron serve as an entrance to a park
corner shops filled with all delights
old and new are frequent partners
in the summer, life in belgrade is along the river. house boats, boat parties and all sorts of delights are found in these waters.
ice-cream stores are big business during the hot summer days. this one, serving organic ice-cream with delicious flavours from malagasi vanilla beans to beetroot and pistachio infusion, is a particular favourite.
the beautifully historic buildings that line the streets of belgrade.
market courtyards in between city buildings are a favourite place to go.
ancient and grand buildings of belgrade.
dilapidated buildings at every corner
regal sites of belgrade.
gardens of the royal palace.
the interior of kafanica restaurant is a collection of colour and traditional serbian trinkets.
kafanica restaurant is a welcome treat for serbian cuisine.
run free. inspire imagination. bigz building, belgrade.
full scape graffiti background with nikola pucarevic, bigz building, belgrade.
bigz building is now the home to more than seven clubs and numerous recording studios.
haunting corridors of bigz building.
ada bridge, completed in 2012 and running over the sava river, is an iconic site in belgrade.
sunset view over belgrade.
artwork is often inspired by patches of peeling plaster. bigz building, belgrade.
bigz building is one of the most famous architectural landmarks and works of yugoslavian modern architecture, and in recent times, it presents a significant cultural, artistic and social spot. built between 1934 and 1941 it served as the headquarters of the national printing institution of yugoslavia, but now is the home to graffiti artists and rock clubs.
buildings destroyed by the 1999 nato bombings are still found throughout the city.
'we don't want nato' written on the walls of buildings.
the inside of tezga bar is warm and full of life.
tezga bar in skadarlija, a welcoming artistic place filled with smiles.
skadarlija is the bohemian area of belgrade, its cobbled streets and bright flowers a warm welcome to wandering spirits.
paths weave their way through the vibrant gardens of the belgrade fortress
we watched an old man collect water from a fountain in the park, and then carry it across the grass to where we can only imagine he lived. despite the grandour of the city, poverty and consequences of the war remain a humbling reality.
a chess board waits to be played in the park.
contemplations of chess.
old men play chess on a lazy afternoon
confluence of the danube and sava rivers, the original starting site of belgrade
clock tower of the belgrade fortress