Or just shortly, Ada. Ada is a river island made on a fourth kilometer from the place where river Sava is entering Dunav (Danube). Its name Ciganlija has root in celtic words "singa" and "lia" that meant "island" and "floodland", depending mainly on the river Sava water level (low level – singa, and high level – lia). Over the time it became Ciganlija… In 1821 duke Miloš Obrenović proclaimed island as important property of state and nation, and it is left that way until today. In 1967 island was connected to the right bank and today there is river Sava on one side and a lake on another. A lake is about 3km long. The place is covered with wood, mostly oaks and elms, and is some kind of wild life rescue for a lot of birds and amphibians. In past, it was not unusual to see roes, rabbits, foxes, even the wild boar (Sus Scrofa). And, the fact that Ada is about 10 minutes from a centre of Belgrade (by car), makes that even more interesting. In official web site of Ada Ciganlija, there is information that 85 rabbits and 160 pheasants were released recently in a wood.
I was there yesterday. In summer, there are a lot of people, statistics say that few times there were up to 300000 visitors in one day, during last several years. I don`t like when there is a lot of people, so I like to go there in spring or winter.
There are some photos I`ve made. It was cold yesterday and my batteries ran off fast, two sets in less than hour, so that was all I can make – with big pauses between shots. But I hope you can get a good picture of that place.
Marine with boats that will spend a winter here
Main entrance to park and lake
Some modern art
Fishing forbiden? Not for me 😀
At the end, I was frozen and decided to sit for a while in one of many reastaurants and pubs in the area, to have a cup of tea to warm me.
Oh, and I almost forgot, I took that one early in the morning 😀
All photos here.