Sunday, wind, sun

Last sunday I went for a short walk near our two rivers. It was windy and not so warm and I didn`t have anything better to do πŸ˜€

It is not so visible but waves were a bit too big to go to other side by boat but some people even dared to sail. Danube is important river in this part of Europe and there is considerable traffic on it, big boats transporting sand, coal, iron, oil….. It needed a good skill to manouver with such strong and upredictable wind.
One of my favourite spots for looking at Kalemegdan is right here.

A sculpture of Pobednik (Victor) quietly observing from a fortress toward flatlands of Srem and Vojvodina.

This, probably the most important symbol of Belgrade, was made after the WWI to commemorate the defeat of Austro-Hungarian Empire by the Kingdom of Serbia in the battle of mountain Cer in August 16-19, 1914. The most famous work of Croatian sculptorist Ivan MeΕ‘troviΔ‡ was supposed to be placed in centre of Belgrade, but its nudity "hurt" the puritan eyes of people of that times. So he ended up in probably the best place in a whole fortress πŸ˜€
Another view from the place where I was. This time in b/w.

Church is Saborna crkva, The Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel made in 1840. by order of prince MiloΕ‘ ObrenoviΔ‡, according to the design and plans of Adam Fridrih Kverfeld, a builder from Pančevo, a nearby town. Last year I`ve made a post about this part of Belgrade, KosančiΔ‡ev venac.
I felt somehow lonesome at a moment but everything faded in a spring sun. It was a nice day. And a long walk πŸ™‚

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65 Responses to Sunday, wind, sun

  1. PainterWoman says:

    Great photos Darko. My favorite photo is the first one with all the blue boats. I can see the white caps in the distance that the water was rather choppy for sailing. Maybe it's a good thing the statue was nude because it ended up in a perfect place overlooking the water.

  2. L2D2 says:

    Your Danube reminds me a lot of our Mississippi. It is a very large, wide river in spots and has a lot of traffic on it also. Freighters and oil barges and such. I know nothing whatsoever about Serbia, but if these are pictures of your country, it looks very interesting and beautiful.

  3. ricewood says:

    Isn't it nice not having better things to do?I like it when you haven't. Thanks for the tour.

  4. Dacotah says:

    Very nice. πŸ™‚

  5. SqueakeyCat says:

    for sure, especially when it is something you know nothing about to begin with. LOL

  6. Spaggyj says:

    That third photo is a lovely view indeed. I really like it πŸ˜€ . Also… Thank you for the mini-history lesson, Dark :happy:

  7. gdare says:

    Star, I am glad my Opera friends like it πŸ˜€

  8. SqueakeyCat says:

    Nice. I like the history lessons when you have nothing to do.

  9. Stardancer says:

    Enjoyed sharing your day.:happy::up:

  10. gdare says:

    Linda, you can go through my blog and find posts I`ve made about Belgrade and its surroundings.Pam, at the end of autumn, fishermen take their boats out of a river in order to save and protect them. Now, they put some paint on them, cleaning mud and repairing before having them back in a water.Allan, it was a pleasure. As when I look at your beach photos :yes:Carol, thanks :)Kimmie, I needed something to fill this post with, so I`ve found some facts about Pobednik. I didn`t know that about nudity :PKim, history lessons could be a nice time killers. Also, so much to learn from them :happy:

  11. gdare says:

    Exactly :up: πŸ˜€

  12. Dacotah says:


  13. L2D2 says:

    I like 'em too.

  14. ellinidata says:

    stellar pictures!thanks for sharing Darko,these kind of posts are always my favorite….:heart:

  15. sanshan says:

    I can't imagine what would be better to do than that, just walking. Such an interesting place you live in.

  16. gdare says:

    Angeliki, thank you and thanks for visiting :)Linda – :happy:San – sometimes I don`t think of Belgrade as interesting place but this is probably beacuse I live there – actually in Zemun, but this is all connected anyway. I guess I would think of Vancouver the same as you think about Belgrade πŸ˜€ they are different πŸ™‚

  17. gdare says:

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜† I told you πŸ˜€

  18. thaodp says:

    Keep walking, Darko 😎 Your entries about Belgrade are always interesting :up:

  19. L2D2 says:

    Isn't Nerak in Vancouver? I can't imagine any place in Canada that wouldn't be beautiful. I used to have a fantasy that I bought property in the Canadian Wilderness. I lived on top of a mountain, and the only way in or out was by foot or helicopter. I had wildlife for friends(like Grizzly Adams). Squirrels, raccoons, skunks, cougars, wildcats, bears, birds of all kinds. It was a wonderful fantasy.

  20. L2D2 says:

    I have nowhere in my neighborhood to walk. I need to walk for exercise, but some of the tenants in the park where I live have big dogs and they let them run loose. Some of them bite. Guess I could get some pepper spray or a tazer.:lol: Or is it taser?

  21. sanshan says:

    Oh, it's beautiful all right, but boring. πŸ˜† Except when squirrels, raccoons, skunks, bears and birds peer in my window looking for food.

  22. sanshan says:

    Vancouver is the most boring city on earth. It's true! πŸ˜†

  23. thaodp says:

    Yes, I have. I read on newspapers last week. The cave's in Phong Nha – KαΊ» BΓ ng area which has many beautiful sights.

  24. gdare says:

    Mit, have you seen this? is in Vietnam πŸ™‚

  25. gdare says:

    Linda, a pepper spray would do the job, on both dogs and their owners :devil: I think Nerak is in state of Washington, Seattle or some place nearby, although I am not sure. :sst: I don`t think cougars, wildcats and bears would share a joy to have a human in their territory :insane:San – squirrels and birds are ok but skunks…. I am not sure about that πŸ˜† not to mention bears :left:Mit, thank you, I will (keep on walking), I don`t have a car πŸ˜†

  26. L2D2 says:

    Dare, I have had two pet skunks. They make wonderful pets. The worst thing about them is that they do not live too many years. My first was a family pet that my brother caught wild before its eyes were open. Litter of 6 or 8. Some died, some we gave away and we kept her, Stinky. We raised them on a bottle. My last one was named Pepe le Peu and was an albino skunk. He was solid white with red eyes. Could still see the stripes down his back because they were a whiter white than the rest of him. I am going to post some pictures of him one day.He died years ago. I cried for a month.

  27. gdare says:

    Mit – 300 caves :eyes: It would be interesting to see, by all means :)Linda – skunks? did they play their evilness on you, ever? :insane:I am joking, but I must admit I have never heard of anyone having them as pets; probably because we don`t have them here at all.

  28. L2D2 says:

    Really, no skunks in Serbia? Well, after we had our first skunk for awhile, my brother got her scent glands removed. My Pepe I bought from a pet store and he had already been de-scented when I bought him.

  29. gdare says:


  30. SittingFox says:

    Bears are okay as neighbours as long as people are sensible. Between "don't care" types leaving garbage in the village and policemen apparently deliberately luring bears into town so they can be shot, well, you know. Not so great πŸ™„ As for using pepper spray on dogs…well, oddly enough, in all my years of walking the wilderness I've never even come close to using the spray on a wild animal, despite encountering many bears (and one cougar!) on the trail, but I've seriously considered deploying it on unsocialised yard dogs to protect myself :insane:Anyway, your post: great! :yes: The Danube is a beautiful, vast river. Most of the rivers in England are so small, it's quite a shock when I travel to North America or see pictures of European rivers πŸ˜€

  31. MirabelaTM says:

    Thanks Darko on these interesting and useful informations especially about Pobednik. People can really learn a lot from your blog logs πŸ™‚

  32. ellinidata says:

    "Angeliki, thank you and thanks for visiting"it is always a treat πŸ™‚

  33. gdare says:

    Adele – I spent a lot of summers in Croatia, where my grandmother lived and was on mountain hiking several times; I never felt endangered by any wild animal there, even with a bear looking through a window in our shelter – except once, there was a wild boar around and I was really scared :insane: but in town I was attacked few times by a stray dogs and it was very unpleasant – if I had pepper spray I would spent it on them so they would never attack me again; I know they were mostly protecting their territory or being aggresive because of a female around, but I like my legs and butt more :left:I have never seen bigger river than Danube but I think Volga, Nile or Mississipi would be impressive as well; not to mention Amazon :eyes:Angeliki – :happy:Mira – thank you, I try to put some more info about buildings or places in Serbia, so my friends from Opera could find it more interesting – I know a lot of them have never been here and I wish to explain what is it like to live in Serbia πŸ™‚ as you know, there are beautiful and less beautiful things to see here πŸ™‚

  34. gdare says:

    Thank you, Ana :happy:

  35. AnitaMargita says:

    You are welcome πŸ™‚

  36. AnitaMargita says:

    Great post! :up: I agree with you, Darko. There are excellent possibilities to find out about the life in different countries through blog posts… πŸ™‚

  37. gdare says:

    Do you drink :beer:? Have one :):cheers:

  38. L2D2 says:, this is a nice blog to visit. Takes you on a walk in certain part of England and I found it very enjoyable. Guy's name is Derek.

  39. AnitaMargita says:

    Thanks! :cheers:

  40. gdare says:

    Thanks for a link Linda, I have been on his post several times during last year :up:

  41. gdare says:

    I have so many countries to visit in my "wish list". I know it won`t be possible, I will never have enough money or time to see all that I want. I am traveller in :heart:

  42. L2D2 says:

    I saw Carol was there also, and I think Pam. It was interesting. Wish I could travel and see these places for myself, but pictures and videos will have to do I guess.

  43. L2D2 says:

    Me too. I have members of my family who travel a lot, some of them over most of the world, but it just never happened for me. Probably because I have been by myself for so many years, raised a son by myself and didn't have money for traveling. Have you been to the U.S. Dare?

  44. gdare says:

    Ok :)*writes a note to a wish list*

  45. gdare says:

    No, I haven`t. But I would like to see New York, Arizona – Grand canyon, forests and mountains around Seattle, Alaska… Probably few more places. But this was in a dreams department so far. We will see. I have an open invitation to visit a friend in a Washington D.C. area. Maybe, one day πŸ™‚

  46. L2D2 says:

    Well, you mustn's miss Texas if you ever make it over here. We have a lot to see. Everything from plains to desert to mountains to ocean, and rivers.

  47. L2D2 says:

    Somehow, my "Wish" list is much longer than my "Accomplished" list! And I don't have that much longer to balance them. :worried:

  48. gdare says: much white there, too much 😦

  49. Marike79 says:

    That was a nice post! I would like to visit one day… Love the pictures.. πŸ˜€

  50. gdare says:

    I hope you will. Thanks Marike πŸ™‚

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