Hidden Belgrade (35): The Home of Serbian Expansionist Project

On August 10 1889, cannons announced the arrival of the teenage King Aleksandar Obrenovic to an empty plot in Dusanova street. Although cleared for years, the spot at which the young king was standing, held the remains of two empires between which the young Kingdom of Serbia was slowly growing. It used to be “Pirinc-han”: the palace of Eugene of Savoy during the Habsburg rule … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (35): The Home of Serbian Expansionist Project

Poretači #36 Senka Pajić – Ispeci pa Reci/Beograd

Senka Pajić, dramaturškinja po obrazovanju i veteran advertisinga, je pre skoro dve godine pokrenula jednu od mojih omiljenih Beogradskih poslastičarnica: Ispeci pa Reci. Sa Senkom sam pricao o njenom putu do poslastičarstva, o manje slatkim delovima posla i o tome kako je pokretati posao kao majka malog deteta. Notes: View this post on Instagram Ako ste ozbiljan ljubitelj kafe, probajte naš kuki sa kapućinom. Mi … Continue reading Poretači #36 Senka Pajić – Ispeci pa Reci/Beograd

Hidden Belgrade (22): Pištolj-mala and Lower Dorćol’s lowly days

Now a budding foodie hub, attracting Belgrade’s fashionable creatives, Lower Dorcol was the site of Belgrade’s most notorious shanty town, Pištolj-mala (“Pistol slum”), some 90 years ago. As Serbian architect and historian of Belgrade’s urbanism, Dr Zlata Vuksanović Macura, notes in her research(with some great photos), at its peak this shantytown housed about 1,500 souls in about 300 houses , spread in the area around … Continue reading Hidden Belgrade (22): Pištolj-mala and Lower Dorćol’s lowly days