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New Belgrade's number mystery - who, when and why named the Blocks with numbers?

New Belgrade's number mystery - who, when and why named the Blocks with numbers?

Geometry, integrals and high mathematics fall defeated before the simple question of “How were New Belgrade blocks numerized?” Where is the connection between Block 50 and 6 and why are they next to e...
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Who was "baba Visnja"?

Who was "baba Visnja"?

An embarrassing confession: I once imagined – as did many people I talked to – that in Vracar, decades ago, there used to live a lovely little granny who selflessly gave children cherry pastries, milk...
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City history in the eyes of an alligator

City history in the eyes of an alligator

“Do not cause excess noise near his habitat, that won’t get him to move.” Try to imagine yourself reading this warning. Where are you in that moment? Who is that stubborn lazybones? Let us help you...
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Down the street of king Petar - Belgrade on a smaller scale

Down the street of king Petar - Belgrade on a smaller scale

If you could choose one street in Belgrade to show to a friend who is only here for an afternoon, where would you go? From Sava to Danube from the I to XXI century, one of the oldest streets in the c...
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Great school against the blindness of mind

Great school against the blindness of mind

On the 1st of September 1808 in Dorcol, more specifically in the corner of Gospodar Jevremove and Kralja Petra streets, a group of boys and their families had gathered to hear what the elegant gentlem...
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The mirror of real world around us: Ekaterina Velika

The mirror of real world around us: Ekaterina Velika

That fall of 1981 three guys in their early twenties were too good, almost acrobatic, in taming the sounds of Yugoslavian “New Wave” music. In that social-political and cultural atmosphere there was m...
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The history of Belgrade's sky - life of the astronomy observatory

The history of Belgrade's sky - life of the astronomy observatory

The year is 1932. On the edge of Belgrade, behind Vracar, there is a hill known as Veliki Vracar, the large, mysterious, forested area which at the time belonged to the so-called “Fifth region” (third...
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The parallel IT universe of  Yugoslavia

The parallel IT universe of Yugoslavia

One of the principles of Communism in the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia was that the national production should be independent from foreign producers. This meant strict import regulation...
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Belgrade's "Great Wall" - the longet building and the pride of block 21

Belgrade's "Great Wall" - the longet building and the pride of block 21

Like a wall which separates Westeros from the Far North in “Game of Thrones” in the New Belgrade’s Block 21 the “Meander” building boldly reaches up into the sky. This residential titan of over 1,000m...
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The Partybreakers - because the "Party goes on"

The Partybreakers - because the "Party goes on"

The band “Partibrejkers” (Partybreakers) was founded in the summer of 1982 and had their first performance in the fall that same year, in Dadov Youth Theatre where many other legendary rock bands bega...
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Belgrade's Skadarlija - from a bohemian quarter to an ethnic-style attraction

Belgrade's Skadarlija - from a bohemian quarter to an ethnic-style attraction

Skadarlija. It is a curving street which exudes the spirit of old times and the piled up footsteps of bohemians, actors and poets who are drinking deep into the night still echo down the cobblestones...
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The un-interrupted reality of Kanda, Koja and Nebojsa

The un-interrupted reality of Kanda, Koja and Nebojsa

Over the course of their 26 year long career, the cult Belgrade rock band “Kandza, Kodza i Nebojsa” passed through various phases, but they never lacked faith, hope, love and attitude. As they sang in...
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