Reflections in Belgrade

I like to look at old photographs, not for the subject but for the artifacts in the background. In Belgrade I found my pictures more concerned with reflections from windows and glasses.

Zemun Old City Map
Zemun Old City Map
St. Mark's Cathedral Belgrade
St. Mark’s Cathedral Belgrade
Pectopah pronounced Restoran in Cyrillic.
Pectopah pronounced Restoran in Cyrillic.
Classic Citroen parked by National Assembly
Classic Citroen parked by National Assembly

In the downtown area we stumbled into a coffee shop in the courtyard between old run down buildings.  It is gaining new life among an artist community with galleries and studios.  We talked with several owners about their work.  One was from Barcelona, Spain developing projects under bARTcelona/Бартcелона.

 

Belgrade Design District
Belgrade Design District
My view from the coffee shop
My view from the coffee shop
Wife's view from the coffee shop
Wife’s view from the coffee shop

Down near the river from our place, there was a restaurant that was entered by going up a stairway by a bridge.  Halfway up, there was an entry into what seemed to be an abandoned building.  The offerings were not the traditional plates of meat that are typical of Serbian cuisine.  Up from our place walking toward the city center, the grey buildings crowding the streets.  Their reflection in the modern glass building emphasized these feelings of a drab, cold city, hiding the warmth and friendliness we found there.

Organic/Macrobiotic Restaurant in a no longer abandoned building
Organic/Macrobiotic Restaurant in a no longer abandoned building
Old reflected in New
Old reflected in New