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20 Sep 2011

5 senses tour no.2


Hello Belgrade!


Art
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Walk along the main pedestrianised strip, Kneza Mihaila, and you'll spot paintings framed, displayed and annotated right there on the shop fronts.
They're actually reproductions of ones hanging at the National Museum.
It's the coolest thing, and they're not touched by graffiti.


Design (architecture)
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typical architectural style around the city


Books
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Biblioteka (literally the library)

There are several bookshops in Belgrade with many offering English titles. Too pricey for what I'm used to, but still a browsing haven.
The one above is in the student quarter and it's a book shop slash cafe, with books to buy but also browse while you enjoy a coffee.


Music

Bryan Ferry is touring here tomorrow! We'll be gone. Boo! 
He's in Budapest next... he might think I'm stalking him.


Food
There are some local cuisine restaurants, but the city is mostly filled with trendy or rustic cafes/bars, and international cuisine in corresponding décor. 
The above is in Skadarlija, the very groovy cobbled-stone street of the bohemian quarter.
Spot the musicians?

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tour. I've never visited Belgrade. :)
    Ada

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  2. awesome, i like this post! i liked seeing this new city :) i need to visit there i think!

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  3. Belgrade looks and sounds like a beautiful time! I love the public art. What a gorgeous way to add a little charm to the city.

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  4. what an incredible place to be. i can't imagine.

    xo
    erin

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  5. Such an amazing city!! I love cobblestone streets - don't know why, just one of those things that makes my senses tingle happily. So glad you're having a great time.

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  6. beautiful! These images are great! And I adore the last image. Never got to Belgrade...hopefully one day.

    I had a go at the 5 senses tour, (with your suggested decor theme).

    'ere tis:
    http://theherbit.blogspot.com/2011/09/five-senses-tour-one.html

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  7. I just drooled over the biblioteka!!! So much passion in that building.

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  8. Lovely tour Mon! Glad you are enjoying yourselves so far! Love the last pic of the bohemian quarter! Would love to spend some time there :).
    Thanks for such a creative and fun meme!! I focused on design today, stuff I have around the home.

    http://www.wanderwonderdiscover.com/2011/09/details-5x5.html

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  9. Beautiful! Looks like you're having a wonderful time! Framed art, right on the street!? Can you beat that? Enjoy!!

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  10. wow waht a lovely city, love the night time photo wish i was there!

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  11. Joining the tour...

    http://every-daydreamer.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-senses-tour-1.html

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  12. definitely a city worth visiting!

    hahaha, stalking Bryan Ferry ;-)

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  13. Belgrade was never on my 'must visit' list but you have gotten it there...

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  14. love all of your five senses Monica : )

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  15. Put together my own tour. :)

    http://bluelareve.blogspot.com/2011/09/5-senses-tour.html

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  16. Enjoyed this little tour around Belgrade...thank-you so much!

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  17. Gosh it looks gorgeous there - would love to visit sometime :) Happy travels
    Monica - Axx

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  18. Great choice of senses - love the post! :-)

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  19. Wow, that cafe bookstore looks amazing....
    Loving your photography as always.
    Ronnie

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  20. How cool! I've never been to Belgrade, but your words and photographs make me want to visit!

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  21. ummm...WOW! Too much fabulousness to process. That glass-walled bookshop/cafe is beautiful and I am absolutely drooooooling over the cobblestone street.
    And such gorgeous architecture is common there?
    Oy! I need to get out of my comfort zone more...may need to pull a kerouac road trip.

    Glad you're enjoying it all! Awesome photography, btw!

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  22. The closest I've from that area was dubrovnik... I wan to return to the Balkans so bad! And you're making me want even more. That street art display is really fab!

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  23. Beautiful! I wish I could visit the city. Belgrade sounds (and looks) lovely.


    Camila Faria

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  24. What beautiful pictures! I sure wouldn't mind having dinner in that adorable little restaurant!

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  25. Thank you for my armchair tour of Belgrade...such beautiful scenes :)

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  26. what a gorgeous city! i love the glass windows in the library~ i'd probably do just as much people watching as reading in a place like that :)

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  27. belgrade looks absolutely beautiful! hope you enjoyed the city :)

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  28. Take me to Skadarlija!! Gorgeous pictures! Your blog always leaves me with such beautiful dreams! xo Samantha

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  29. Wow Mon, so cool! Thanks for sharing your travels through this great looking place. I love that graffitti artists have respect for other artists. I've seen it before in Auckland where friends of ours (artists) had a sign right next to a commercial sign and taggers came along and tagged all over the commercial sign and left their well alone :). Respect.

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  30. Hi Monica!

    Thanks for the sweet comment about Australia on La Vie Boston. I am enthralled by this country and more recently after living in Sydney, your hometown! I am studying communications and the social lifestyle here is definitely me with that!

    Peace,
    Dani

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  31. Thanks for taking us with you! Lovely photos and what wonderful tidbits.

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