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Who was the first to discover Jazz in the Balkans?

Who was the first to discover Jazz in the Balkans?

„You travel all around the world - where exactly can you find jazz and swing? In specific places? “ „No“, says Louis Armstrong, also known as 'Sachmo',...
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Neven: the art that you wear

Neven: the art that you wear

A small window in Cika Ljubina street, up until recently displaying silk bowties, each of which was a work of art, has a 40 years long history. Today this...
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Belglrade subway is a story that's been going on for over 70 years now. By the end of the 70's and at the start of the 80's of the 20th century, there...
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Send your daughter to school so she can learn to work - or, what you could learn in housekeeping schools

Send your daughter to school so she can learn to work - or, what you could learn in housekeeping schools

„The young girls these days are atrocious! They dress up for a runway just to go to school and those 'senfies' they hang in their computers nowadays? Every...
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"Meet me at the Horse!"

"Meet me at the Horse!"

  Among the oldest buildings in Belgrade is the National theatre, which made the square once known as Republic square known as the Theatre square. It started...
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Meet the man who ruled Yugoslavian skies

Meet the man who ruled Yugoslavian skies

Legend says that once you find your life calling, the world impossible no longer exists for you. Even when you are feeling low and you realize that perhaps...
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Fast food in Belgrade throughout centuries

Fast food in Belgrade throughout centuries

Our elders tend to say that back in the day life was slower. Kind of unhurried. There was no rush nor did people run around like ‘headless chickens’. However,...
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"Ko nekad u 8" when we listened to 'slager' songs

"Ko nekad u 8" when we listened to 'slager' songs

To set the mood, we need a song in the background: “Devojko mala, pesmo moga grada, sto si mi dala srce puno sna…” We all know this song, and that means...
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My name is Popov, Dusan Popov

My name is Popov, Dusan Popov

Many men wished they could be in his shoes for at least a short while. Handsome and refined, the man called Bond – James Bond became the role model for...
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The short and exciting history of Serbian robotics

The short and exciting history of Serbian robotics

Did you know that the term ‘robot’ came from the Czech word “robota”, meaning – work? This term appears for the first time in 1920, in the R.U.R drama...
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How many gates does Belgrade have?

How many gates does Belgrade have?

The story of Belgrade gates is the story of Belgrade through the century. It isn’t easy to find a city with such a turbulent past as Belgrade. The clearest...
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How the old Sava bridge was saved

How the old Sava bridge was saved

How far would you go to defend something that’s important to you? Important enough you’d risk your life for it? For Miladin Zaric, a teacher from Belgrade...
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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...
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The history we never learned happened in taverns

The history we never learned happened in taverns

You descend into the basement of a stone building, down a musty set of stairs. Your hat is soaked with rain, but you don’t take it off because it goes...
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VIVA VOX - more than a choir

VIVA VOX - more than a choir

If you ever found yourself in Zemun and if, while you were touring its beautiful parks and taverns, you happened to notice a band of jolly fellows making...
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Belgrade, the city atop 31 hills

Belgrade, the city atop 31 hills

“The Serbs built their house on a road”, were the words of the famous Serbian geographer Jovan Cvijic. Still, when it comes to Belgrade, Serbs mostly built...
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The slopes of Terazije: forgotten dreams of Paris in Belgrade

The slopes of Terazije: forgotten dreams of Paris in Belgrade

A Belgrader’s love for their city doesn’t count if they haven’t at least one wracked their brains trying to imagine “what would our city look like if it...
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Branko Pesic: the mayor who indebted Belgrade

Branko Pesic: the mayor who indebted Belgrade

Gazela, the Mostar loop, Terazije tunnel – these are only some of many famous symbols of Belgrade. But do we know when they originated? Not many people...
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Old steam-powered mill, a building that has guarded the memory of old Belgrade for over a century

Old steam-powered mill, a building that has guarded the memory of old Belgrade for over a century

The early morning silence of Topciderska street is suddenly broken by the huffing of a steam engine. The mills of the First shareholder bread association...
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Tropical home for lizards in the middle of Belgrade

Tropical home for lizards in the middle of Belgrade

Among the steep and quiet streets of Savski venac, in the area connecting Dedinje and Senjak there is a small tropical oasis. It is the home of dozens...
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They are "Golden boys"

They are "Golden boys"

“Zlatni decaci” (Golden boys) are a band that stood apart from others in our national scene as one of the most exclusive Belgrade ensembles. This was also...
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Belgrade public transportation history - from racing horses to validators (pt. 3)

Belgrade public transportation history - from racing horses to validators (pt. 3)

After WWII ended, there were 4 tramway and 3 bus lines operating around Belgrade with a total of 58 vehicles. The capitol city was in ruins, but on the...
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Ivan Mestrovic before Belgraders

Ivan Mestrovic before Belgraders

One of the greatest sculptors of religious renaissance was born in Slavonia. He worked as a stone-cutter’s apprentice in Split and obtained an education...
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The first elevator in Belgrade

The first elevator in Belgrade

If you are a tenant at an average multi-story building in Belgrade and you’ve spent decades living there, then chances are you already know your neighbors...
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