Saturday, December 31, 2011

Serbia - (Yugslovia) - Belgrade - 8-9.4.1970

 Beside the Danube River near Belgrade.

 Yugoslav War Museum.

 'Herald of Victory'  in Kalmegdan at the confluence of the Danube and the Sava Rivers.

From Wiki-  The statue was originally supposed to be placed on the Terazije Square, but ended up at Belgrade Fortress after people complained about it's nudity.
The statue is holding a falcon in one hand and is on watch for the new threats on the horizon, in the other hand a sword of war ready to encounter these threats.  The statue is looking across the confluence of the Sava and the Danube and over the vast Pannonian Plain towards the very distant Fruska Gora Mountain and the Austro Hungarian Empire.  This Statue is probably the most powerful and popular visual symbol of Belgrade.

 Markets near the Danube.

 A wonderfully entertaining and friendly Policeman doing traffic duty, we got to know him and he us quite well.  He always put on a special performance as we passed by in our London Taxi.  See the passersby watching him then us!  Wonderful memories.

 We met Sheila and Louis Daugherty in this park just outside Belgrade, they had baby Eugene and were seeing Europe in their Combi, parked behind us.  We visited Sheila and Louis in California later in 1970, we also stayed with Louis' parents in Salt Lake City that same year.

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