Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Kalemegdan


Despot Stefan Tower is part of Kalemegdan in Belgrade, Serbia.  Kalemegdan is the oldest part of Belgrade and for hundreds of years it is where the entire population lived.  The name Belgrade (or Beograd) means white town or white fortress in most Slavic languages. 
Kalemegdan translates, from Turkish, as Fortress Square.

Although the tower was built at the beginning of the 15the century, the fortress dates from the 3rd century and has survived almost 2000 years of battles.

The card has suffered some damage on its way to me, probably because it's much larger than average.  I still love it. :)
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6 comments:

  1. I was there a few years ago! How fun to see this photo. In another ancient building (castle?) nearby, there was a restaurant where we had a wonderful dinner.

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  2. It looks rather stern and forbidding in the snow. A Serbian was the father of my two younger sons...he was rather stern himself. We did not stay married and he returned to Serbia some time ago, thanks to the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U. S.

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