Firework display on Badnje Veče, or Christmas Eve in front of Cathedral of Saint Sava. During Tito years of socialism, church activities were suppressed, however in the last ten years church has gained members and influence in politics which marked resurgance in religious activities.
Scores of decommissioned Yugoslav built N-60 Galeb G2-A aeroplanes near Aeronautical Museum in Belgrade.
Courtyard in front of Central Prison in Belgrade. Approximately 60 families of prison staff live inside the prison in apartments converted from administrative offices within the walls, often in direct view of convicted criminals.
Destroyed by NATO bombardment in 1999, building belonging to Ministry of Defence remains today as a permanent scar in the epicentre of Belgrade. There are no reconstruction plans as of yet.
Central Prison in Belgrade, exterior. Past convicted prisoners included ousted socialist leader Slobodan Milosević, war criminal Željko Ražnjatović Arkan, Serbian pop diva Ceca Ražnjatović and currently serving paramilitary commander Milorad Ulemek Legija.
Opened in 1995, Dayton Petrol Station owned by NIS Jugopetrol, was named after Dayton Peace Agreement which officialy ended the Yugoslav war the same year. In near distant background Business Centre Ušće was destroyed four years later by twelve Tomahawk cruise missiles over a course of several days by U.S. led NATO air strikes.
Victims of Genocide monument on Sava riverbank commemorates over 48,000 lives lost during World War II in the nearby concentration camp of Semlin Judenlager, the largest Nazi-run concentration camp in Serbia.
Plavi Voz or Blue Train locomotive was one of three steam engines used for transporting Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito between 1947 and 1957, before being upgraded to a diesel locomotive. During its service, Plavi Voz also transported foreign dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II and Ghadaffi.
A disused train depot near the Main Railway Station is re-appropriated by homeless and Roma Gypsy. Since Yugoslav breakup in the early '90s saw a steady decline in usage and funding until its planned demolishing in September 2014 when a $3 billion project Beograd na vodi or Belgrade on Water begins largely in due to United Arab Emirates funding.
Mostarska petlja or Mostar Interchange is a major junction near Gazela Bridge. A member of Military Police, and a married father of two was charged with eight counts of rape committed in the nearby stairwell. The police made the arrest in November 2013.
Missing Chinese migrant. Around 10,000 Chinese migrants arrived in Serbia since late '90s, often fraught with language difficulties and adversity in a predominantly Serbian population, little else is known about their way of life in Belgrade.
The sign reads road to Europe starts here! on a planned development site Peti Park or Fifth Park. Since June 2005, citizens reacted with fury and protested on proposed multi-story building. The park was preserved in a decision in 2008.
Peti Park, detail.
Wall overlooking Football Club Sindjelić.
Unused space near Central Prison, Belgrade. In May 2007 on this site a fire destroyed garages and cars belonging to staff and their families living inside the prison. A 19 year old was charged with arson later that month.
Textile Middle School in Belgrade.
Illegally built house, near Central Prison.
Entrance to Football Club Sindjelić.
Graffiti on Textile Middle School wall.
Textile Middle School, detail.
Šest Kaplara on Novi Beograd or New Belgrade suburb.
Blok 20, Novi Beograd. Entrance to NIS or Serbian Petroleum building. By 2011, Russian Gazprom Neft bought 56% stake in the company, with plans to supply Europe with gas via Southern Stream by 2015, effectively bypassing the Ukrainian pipeline.